Saturday, June 25, 2016

Category Archives: Travel

It was a little foggy the day we went to Mt. Constitution. Photo by Jennifer Liu.
Weekend Wanderings: Orcas Island
Orcas Island, nicknamed “the gem of the San Juans”, had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend—a lovely downtown to shop and eat, a stunning shoreline, beautiful lakes, and walking, hiking, and biking trails. There are plenty of lodging options: you can camp, stay in a cabin, yurt, at a resort, or book an airbnb. Once on the island, you can take the ferry to visit the other islands for free, including San Juan Island (Friday Harbor), Lopez Island, and Shaw Island.  (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: Tacoma
A glass act: Visiting our artsy neighbors to the south. Just 35 miles south of Seattle, there’s an old railroad town where public art thrives, waterfront property reigns and the architectural landscape vacillates between gritty industrial and grand Victorian. Compared to Seattle (especially these days), the pace there feels significantly slower, the streets emptier, the buildings lower. (One welcomed difference? Empty parking spaces abound!) (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine is a Quiet and Relaxing Getaway
Washington’s seaside resort is a premier lodging experience. Located on the Semiahmoo Spit, the Semiahmoo Resort is located on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor two hours north of Seattle. It features two restaurants, numerous amenities and outdoor activities, and two challenging and highly acknowledged public golf courses (Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club and Loomis Golf Trail Club). The tide pools and estuaries provide a sanctuary for Pacific Northwest wildlife. They recently completed a multi-million dollar restoration last June inspired by its seaside location. (more…)
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Pop Corks with Semiahmoo at the Northwest Wine Encounter Weekend April 15-17
Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa is partnering with DeLille Cellars to host an unforgettable Northwest Wine Encounter weekend Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17. The event is set against the breathtaking backdrop of the seaside Semiahmoo Resort, the educational weekend will begin on Friday with a wine reception, giving guests a chance to taste some of the vintners’ favorite wines and get to know the stories behind the wines from the vintners themselves. (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: Sunriver Resort
5 Reasons to Hightail it to Bend, Oregon. If you live in the PNW, you’ve likely heard rave reviews about a little town in Central Oregon where the scenery is stunning, the people laid-back, the community strong, and the quality of life enviably high. After one quick visit, it’s pretty obvious why so many feel the magnetic pull toward Bend. (more…)
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Winter Wanderlust Hawaii Edition: Maui and Oahu
There’s been an ongoing theme at Seattleite with stories covering travel destinations and weekend getaways in an effort to escape the grey backdrop of Seattle during the winter months. Even though I’ve lived here my entire life, the dark, rainy months between late November and May can be hard to bear. Hawaii is one of my favorite vacations because you’re still in the United States, but it feels like a complete escape.  (more…)
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Victoria BC: West Coast Brewery Tour
New to Victoria’s brew scene? West Coast Brewery Tours will happily haul you and your friends in their lively van to three different breweries in the area so you can merrily get sloshed! Near the beginning of the tour, you will learn bits and pieces of Victoria’s early beer scene history from when it started in the 19th century and a bit about the current climate of craft beer in British Columbia (BC). Much like craft beer in the states and Washington in particular, craft breweries in BC are exploding. There are currently102 breweries and 36 are scheduled to open this year! (more…)
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Weekend Getaway to Vashon Island
When Seattle city life starts feeling a little stuffy, you know it’s time to plan a weekend away from all the noise. If you’re itching to get outdoors and in need of a little change in scenery, catch a short ferry ride over to a little slice of serenity better known as Vashon Island. After 20 minutes, you’ll be docked and ready for a slow-paced weekend with all the hype of island life. Check out our suggestions below for a weekend getaway to relaxation station.  (more…)
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