Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Category Archives: Travel

Photo by Olga Mash
Culture Dose: Passport Power
Seattle students get global exposure, thanks to a trip abroad with Learning AFAR “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”~Mark Twain (more…)
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Local Escapes: Wine and Dine at the Marcus Whitman
Walla Walla isn’t just for wine lovers. At the base of Eastern Washington’s majestic Blue Mountains lies the Marcus Whitman Hotel, perfect for the Seattleite looking for a quiet wine country getaway. With a premier location in the heart of downtown Walla Walla, the Marcus Whitman is not only an ideal starting point to explore the valley, but also home to one of the Pacific Northwest’s top culinary talents, Executive Chef Antonio Campolio. (more…)
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What’s Hot: How To Blend Skiing and Yoga this Spring Ski Season
  Skiers are normally toting ski poles.  But these days, many are also toting yoga mats on the hill as yoga offers muscle-preparedness and mental concentration, two essentials for the avid skier.  To cater to the trend, ski resorts on the West Coast are beginning to offer yoga ski holidays. (more…)
Winterfest Fire & Ice (image via Lake Chelan Winterfest Facebook page)
Local Wanderlust: Lake Chelan’s annual Winterfest, Fire and Ice
Stressful holiday travel and family gatherings behind us, it’s about time to take a break from it all. Enter: the lakeside reprieve of Lake Chelan’s Winterfest only 3 hours away from the demands of city life. Check you later, Seattle. We’ve got 48 hours to make the most of the Northwest’s winterscape. (more…)
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Culture Dose: Winter Merriment in Leavenworth
If Europe isn’t in the budget this season, try the next best thing. Head east over the pass where Washington’s “little Bavaria” bustles with merriment. Leavenworth is a hot spot for visitors year-round, but at this time of year, the fun centers around festive fare, steaming spiced drinks, sprinklings of snow and jovial tree lightings. (more…)
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In the Know: Ski Idaho & Idaho Tourism Kick Off The Winter Season With An Intimate Wine & Dine Affair
Despite popular opinion, Idaho has way more to offer than taters’, like fresh powder, choice cuts, and outdoor adventures.  (more…)
The Lodge at Suncadia; photo by Carolyn Kading
In the Know: Suncadia Resort, Staycation at its Best
Where you need to eat and why you need to go. For those of you planning your next vacation outside of the Seattle area – maybe out of state to your dream destination like Maui or Puerto Vallarta or thinking of piling your trunk with camping gear to drive the five hours to join in on your family’s annual camping trip, rethink the amount of time you have for your vacation and for your desire to maintain a level of sanity. (more…)
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