Friday, October 20, 2017

Author Archives: Corinne Whiting

About Corinne Whiting

Corinne, an east coast native who relocated here from the other Washington in 2011, 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 five years, Corinne has embarked on a new adventure here in the PNW as a freelance writer and photographer, contributing to publications like National Geographic Traveler, the Alaska Airlines in-flight magazine, Amtrak's OnTrak, 1889 Washington, 1859 Oregon, Visit Seattle and so on. She loves exploring this incredible 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.
Grand Opening: Tuft & Needle
Mattress shopping just got a whole lot more fun—and affordable. Tuft & Needle co-founder JT Marino explains that his idea for starting the business came after a horrible mattress retail experience—one “even worse than shopping for a used car.” Afterward, he vented to friend Daehee Park, and the two decided to quit their Silicon Valley jobs to bootstrap T&N in Phoenix in 2012. (more…)
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Culture Dose: Items For Your Autumn Radar
Benefit concerts, Seahawks parties, Icelandic fetes & more seasonal fun. Fall’s here, and we’re not mad about it. Seattle had a pretty awesome run this summer, plus the list of things to do, see, eat and hear this autumn is looking mighty appealing.  (more…)
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Bumbershoot 2017: Concluding Thoughts
Music (and then some) at this year’s festival. This year Bumbershoot goers lucked out with “perfect 10” weather that brought soaring temps and bluebird skies. And although many around town—especially of the “old-school Seattle” contingency—grumbled about the festival’s escalating ticket prices, those gathered at Seattle Center this past Labor Day weekend seemed to be having a mighty fine time. (more…)
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Culture Dose: Tasveer South Asian Film Festival
A beautiful October event you won’t want to miss.  At a time when building bridges between cultures and facilitating discussion has never felt more urgent, the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival returns to the greater Seattle area between October 6 and 15. Over the past decade, TSAFF has grown to become the country’s largest, longest and most diverse South Asian film festival in the country. (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: Calgary + the Canadian Rockies
There are certain red-hot destinations where everyone seems to flock these days. Intriguing Iceland is one; beautiful Banff is undoubtedly another. Whether it’s due to our current political climate, an exchange rate greatly favoring American travelers who head north or simply the pressing need to hang out among some of the nicest people on Earth, Canada seems the place to plan your next trip. (more…)
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Culture Dose: Female Voices in the Spotlight
Together Live showcases strong women coming together.  If you ask us, we could all use some inspiration right about now. That’s why we’re especially grateful for fearless women who seem to be leading the way—with wisdom, passion, grace and a whole lot of spunk. (more…)
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Food News: Doughnut Time!
Sweet treats for Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members. Frequent flyers, listen up! In order to thank Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members for their continued loyalty, American Express and Delta Air Lines have launched a national #DeltaAmexPerks doughnut tour, providing Delta Amex Card Members with complimentary doughnuts throughout the summer. Luckily for us, the Dough On-The-Go truck stops in Seattle today (August 11th) and tomorrow (Saturday the 12th), handing out sweet treats from Top Pot Doughnuts. (See details below.) (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: Vashon Island
Getting on island time is truly a breeze when hopping over to Vashon for the day, weekend or a lengthier stay. Simply board the ferry in West Seattle (by car or bicycle), blink your eyes, and find yourself on a rural isle that’s roughly the size of Manhattan and marked by an artsy, carefree and hippie-tinged personality of its very own. If you only have 24 hours or so to explore Vashon, here are a couple gems you won’t want to miss.  (more…)
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