Filling our 2017 bucket list on ‘National Plan for Vacation Day’

Welcome to “National Plan for Vacation Day.” Jan. 31 has been designated as the day to help people plan their time off for the year. Project Time Off says that people who plan their vacations early in the year actually take time off from work for some recreation. It’s vital that people plan to take time […]

Seattle’s MoPop: ‘Star Trek’ at 50

It started as a five-year mission “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” This was the mission of the original “Star Trek” television series. Its mission was cut short after three seasons and 79 episodes. However, it proved to be […]

Exploring Seattle and beyond

Having traveled to Seattle three times in the past year, I’ve seen quite a bit of the city. My recent trip took me beyond the tourist attractions of the Waterfront. I ventured out to new cities, while still checking out a few Seattle favorites, as I explored more of the Pacific Northwest. Pike Place Kicking […]

Christmas 2016: Seattle zoo celebrates holidays with ‘Wildlights’ display

Editor’s Note: We are taking a look at holiday celebrations around the country as part of our holiday spirit this year.   Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo combines wildlife with holiday lights during the annual “Wildlights” exhibit, which runs from today (Nov. 25) through Jan. 1. My daughter Mallory and I took in the event last […]

Columbia Center shines a new view on Seattle

The Space Needle is the place to get the best views of Seattle, right? While the Needle is a great spot and is a popular tourist attraction, the Columbia Center in the downtown district may offer a better view of the region’s scenery. My daughter Mallory suggested we visit the Columbia Center. The Sky View […]

Safeco Field tour gives behind-the-scenes look at Seattle Mariners

Seattle’s place among Major League Baseball seemed destined to be short-lived. Awarded an expansion team – along with the Kansas City Royals – the Seattle Pilots entered the American League in 1969. They struggled financially, and were sold following the season to a car dealer from Milwaukee. Bud Selig then moved the Pilots to Milwaukee, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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