Traveling during Thanksgiving can be full of hang-ups, cancellations, and people losing patience in the wake of surprise. Idioms like “Expect the unexpected,” “Plan for the worst, hope for the best,” and “Take a chill pill” quickly lose their value when confronted by overnight delays, snowstorms, and an entire city shut down. Here are 5 tips for preparing for travel hang-ups during the holiday season. (more…)
Escape the winter blues and reward yourself with a heat retreat full of fun.
The Seattle grey is amongst us and we’ll be hibernating from the sun’s warmth until next July. But don’t let the gloom get you down, there’s no better time than now to escape the blues and catch some vitamin D and spoil yourself with a little fun (more…)
The panoply of languages, diversity of cultures, and stylishness of its inhabitants give Vancouver it’s vibrantly unique personality. People from all over the world and all walks of life share the busy downtown sidewalks in this cosmopolitan city. (more…)
In Seattle the coming of rain means only one thing, ski season is close to follow. Waiting for snow to powder the slopes doesn’t have to feel like such a chore. Many ski towns turn into relaxing fall getaways, quiet natural landscapes with crisp mornings, sunny afternoons, fall foliage, and the mountains all to you. Here’s your guide to a few shoulder season suggestions. (more…)
VanCity’s newest and oldest hotel is the perfect vantage to soak in the city.
As the fall days settle around us like a nesting blanket and the waning summer renders bikinis obsolete, thoughts turn to weekend getaways that provide culinary comforts and creature (more…)
Head to the islands to unplug, chill out and get your art on.
Happen to be free October 11 through 14? Feeling the need to get away, relax and tune into your inner artist? Great, then we’ve got an idea for you. Sail away to Doe Bay Resort on gorgeous Orcas Island for a long weekend with new friends at the Art Camp for Big Kids. Seattleite caught up with camp founder Lori Stone of The Joy Guild to get the scoop on the upcoming island retreat. (more…)
Wine tasting under a big sky may be the perfect escape for any Seattle city dweller.
As summer lingers into late-September, winner of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for two consecutive years Rainbow Ranch (RR) Lodge in Gallatin Gateway, Mont., will be offering classes on (more…)