Exploring Seattle in 2 days

Let’s say you’re in town for the weekend and you only have two days to take in the sights of Seattle. What do you do? I suggest buying a CityPass book, first. It costs about $69 and saves you about 40 percent off the regular admission to places, such as the Space needle, EMP Museum, […]

Dining on Long Beach peninsula

Long Beach peninsula is home to some amazing food. Be it a spin on burgers to elk sausage gravy to duck glazed in a maple syrup, Long Beach and Seaview restaurants have delicious dining down pat. Restaurants range from casual dining to fine dining. We started our visit to the southwestern Washington coastal communities with […]

New places, familiar haunts highlight our 2016 travel plans

Trips to Indiana, Wisconsin and return visits to Seattle, South Dakota and North Dakota highlight our 2016 travel plans. Clear Lake, Iowa Our travel schedule kicks off with a February visit to Clear Lake, Iowa, Feb. 20th. We are going to check out the annual Colors of the Wind kite festival. Participants fly giant kites […]

Olympic Sculpture Park adds to Seattle’s Waterfront attractions

Seattle doesn’t rely on its natural setting among water and mountains for beauty. Manmade beauty abounds at Olympic Sculpture Park. The nine-acre greenspace consists of about 20 art pieces. Located on the south end of the Waterfront, the park is a perfect way to cap a visit there. The statues provide visitors with the chance […]

City’s top attractions can be found at Seattle Center

The Seattle Center was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. The park and entertainment area has survived and grown over its 54 years. It was originally home to the Space Needle and the Monorail, but has added the EMP Museum and Chihuly Garden and Glass among other attractions. The Monorail is an elevated system that […]

Seattle originals Starbucks and Red Robin expand across the culinary world

We don’t normally talk about national restaurant chains when we travel, but since Seattle is the launching pad for a couple of our favorite places, I figured why not? Red Robin Gourmet Burgers may not be headquartered in Seattle any more, but the city is its birthplace. The restaurant chain started in 1969, across the […]

CityPASS is a bargain in seeing Seattle’s attractions

We always look for the best possible deals when we travel. Just like most everyone else, we prefer to save as much money as possible on trips. One great tool we’ve used is CityPASS. We’ve used it on trips to Chicago and San Francisco. So, when I planned to visit our daughter Mallory in Seattle, […]

You can catch all kinds of interesting views at Seattle’s Pike Place

I don’t believe anything is more touristy than grabbing a cup of coffee from the original Starbucks location, a pastry from a nearby bakery and enjoying the two while standing just outside Pike Place Market, taking in the sights and sounds of an early bustling day in Seattle. Once finished, I headed in to see […]

From the Wright Brothers to Mars exploration, you can see it all at Seattle’s Museum of Flight

Seattle’s Museum of Flight is nirvana for plane and history enthusiasts. My daughter Mallory and I spent about five hours there during my recent trip to the Northwest. It’s easy to do. In some cases, I could see people spending the entire day there. Visitors get a look into the history of flight, as well […]

Colors, shapes thrive at Seattle’s Chihuly Garden and Glass

So, what do you do when you’re in the backyard of glass artist Dale Chihuly? Obviously, you make time to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at the Seattle Center. Chihuly hails from nearby Tacoma, and is a graduate of the University of Washington. The eight-room exhibit center features hundreds of blown-glass artwork by […]

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