Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Category Archives: Travel

Paradise Point Resort and Marina Bay. Photo by Jennifer Liu.
Winter Wanderlust: Always Sunny in San Diego
The closest tropical destination to Seattle. Located on a 44-acre private island with a mile of sandy Marina Bay beach, Paradise Point Resort & Spa is a gorgeous beach getaway. Located under seven miles from downtown San Diego, there are plenty of amenities, including 5 pools, dining options, and an expansive spa. The setting is island-inspired and tropical, with various beach resort amenities.  (more…)
Cozy guestroom, courtesy Hotel Portfolio
Weekend Wanderings: Halloween Getaways
Last-minute ideas for sensationally spooky travels. Even though Halloween weekend’s just around the bend, it’s not too late to book a memorable adventure that’s only a short flight, ferry ride or road trip away. Whether you’re looking to get spooked or pampered, we’ve rounded up a few ways to celebrate the holiday in style. (more…)
Weekend Wanderings: Guided Clam Digs at Iron Springs Resort
Razor clam season is back and the team at Iron Springs Resort is here to assist in your clamming adventures. Whether you’re a newbie to the ways of these speedy bivalves or you’re looking to refresh your skills, Iron Springs’ Guided Clam Digs will have you noshing on clams from the comfort of your cabin in no time. The resort is situated on the stunning beach front cliffs along the Pacific Northwest Coast in Copalis Beach, Washington (approximately a 2 1/2 hour drive from Seattle).  (more…)
Feast Portland Recap 2016
Celebrating its 5th birthday last weekend, this year’s Feast Portland was the best one yet. Minus a little rain on Saturday, it was another successful food & wine festival. If you haven’t been, you should mark your calendar for next May when tickets go on sale—it’s not to be missed. A few of the Seattleite staff writers took a road trip down to Portland and enjoyed a weekend of glorious feasting. There’s some amazing talent in Portland and they are making innovative and delicious food.  (more…)
Celebrating National Yoga Month at Suncadia
Suncadia Resort is celebrating National Yoga Month this September! Complimentary outdoor classes will be held at the serene property every weekend (as along as the weather permits!) and throughout the month, giving fitness enthusiasts of all levels the opportunity to explore new forms of yoga or long-time favorites. (more…)
Photo by Lyndsey Eden.
Olo’s Dishes Celebrate Life in Victoria, BC Using Locally Sourced and Seasonal Ingredients
Victoria is so much more than the last time you visited as a kid. Now, there’s gourmet food and desserts to taste, festivals and museums to enjoy, and an abundance of outdoor activities to explore. Our hotel, Magnolia Hotel & Spa, suggested Olo and we weren’t disappointed. Olo is doing things right and was a delightful dining experience. Executive Chef & Co-Owner Brad Holmes buys farm-fresh ingredients from producers on Vancouver Island. He understands the importance of sourcing locally and pushes the envelope by bringing seasonal and regional ingredients to Olo’s menu. (more…)
Weekend Wanderings: Summer in Victoria, BC
Victoria is lovely year round. When I visited last December, I enjoyed all the holiday festivities, but I wondered what it would be like when the weather was nicer. It was a bit too soggy and grey to explore as much as I would have liked. Summer though? Wow. I returned this past weekend and I’m in love. We biked, we strolled, we browsed, and we ate. It was the perfect weekend getaway.  (more…)
Parliament Building. Photo by Clipper Vacations.
Planning Your Summer Visit to Victoria, BC
If you’re thinking about visiting Victoria this summer, now is the time! Here are some fun events and activities for the rest of summer! The flowers are in full bloom and the streets are filled with people from all around the world. My favorite way to get there is via the Victoria Clipper, boarding from Pier 69 near Olympic Sculpture Park. Park at the Bell Street Garage for $10/day and walk onto the passenger-only ship for a scenic 2 hour and 45 minute ride. You can make it a day, overnight, or weekend trip.  (more…)
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