Thursday, February 23, 2017

Author Archives: Corinne Whiting

About Corinne Whiting

Corinne, an east coast native who recently relocated here from the other Washington, was bit by the travel bug early on. She lived in Strasbourg, France (during her junior year at Georgetown University) and in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she got a masters degree in Cultural Studies. She feels very grateful to have explored incredible spots on our globe ranging from Bolivia and Egypt to Turkey and China, but there are passport pages yet to fill (and travel tales yet to be written!). After serving as associate editor at Where magazine in D.C. for the past five years, Corinne now embarks on a new adventure here as a freelance writer and photographer, contributing to publications like National Geographic Traveler, the Alaska Airlines magazine and Amtrak's Arrive. She looks forward to getting to better know this corner of the country while debunking the rain myths, upping her coffee quotient, hearing heaps of live music and finding her Zen near the water as often as possible.
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Culture Dose: Fremont Abbey, This Weekend
“Leave your labels at the door” presents a night of unifying music. These days, we’re on the hunt for all things uplifting, inspiring and positive, and we’re especially grateful for talented artists who bring the light in otherwise dark times. Here in Seattle, we’re eternally thankful for the hardworking folks behind venues like Fremont Abbey, who organize awesome events that continuously bring the community together. (more…)
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Photo by Corinne Whiting
Weekend Wanderings: Comox Valley, BC
We’ve always found British Columbia to be an alluring destination: The beautiful province is conveniently close to Seattle and offers an opportunity to use our passports when we’re feeling the itch. Perhaps most importantly, Canada happens to be home to some of the nicest people on the planet. (And right now, for obvious reasons, many of us feel an urge to migrate north more than ever before.) (more…)
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Space Needle and downtown Seattle
Shine a Light (Video)
Visit Seattle reminds us that this city welcomes everyone—and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We couldn’t be prouder to call this place home.
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R&B artist Allen Stone/Photo courtesy Visit Seattle, SundanceTV
Culture Dose: Seattle Stars at Sundance
Project 5 x 5 gives five filmmakers the chance to showcase our beloved city.  On a recent snowy Tuesday in Park City, Utah, SundanceTV hosted a revolutionary event with the hardworking team of our very own Visit Seattle to celebrate the launch of Project Five by Five. The happening party showed off some of Seattle’s finest assets, from artist Allen Stone to freshly-shucked oysters and Rachel’s Ginger Beer-based cocktails. It also put our stunning city on the big screen, exposing viewers to the magic we call home.  (more…)
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Photo by Michael Doucett
Culture Dose: Celebrating Woody Guthrie
Seattle Repertory Theatre’s musical celebration of a folk hero. Sometimes, in light of current events and a pervasive mood, the arts feel especially pertinent and powerful. This can no doubt be said about Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, currently entertaining and moving spectators at the Bagley Wright Theatre—through January 29—in a thoughtful production you won’t want to miss.  (more…)
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Local Heroes: The Evening of Hope Gala
Honoring local do-gooders like the Bartell family at a “Denim to Diamonds” downtown bash. With the New Year—and the political climate increasingly disconcerting—there seems no better time to celebrate those among us who make do-gooding missions a regular practice. In 1996, The Seattle Hotel Association created the “Evening of Hope” gala to showcase those who make a difference in the community. Over the past 19 years, proceeds (totaling more than $5.6 million) have benefited dozens of local charities by leveraging the collective strength of 58 downtown member hotels. (more…)
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Culture Dose: An Om-Worthy December Welcome
As we launch into this joyful season that promises to be chock-a-block with decadent indulgences, fun-filled fetes and hopefully some hygge-heavy downtime, too, we’ve found the best way to give December a grounding and rejuvenating start. (And while you’re planning out this festive month, don’t forget these holiday getaway ideas at luxurious locations up and down the West Coast!) (more…)
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Winter Wanderlust: Holiday Happenings in Luxe Locations
Get in the spirit at these West Coast paradises. ‘Tis the season to plan adventures to cozy lodges and winter wonderlands. We’ve rounded up a few West Coast destination ideas that promise to make the season especially merry and bright. (more…)
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