Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Category Archives: Travel

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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Weekend Wanderings: A Trio of Ways to Explore Vancouver’s Yaletown
Getting to know this happenin’ zone’s waterside parks + trendsetting patios. Ask any Vancouver resident their thoughts on Yaletown, a thriving neighborhood along the south side of downtown’s peninsula, and he or she likely has an opinion. Whether it’s a destination for weekend spin classes, a celebratory night on the town or simply enjoying some of the best people-watching around, it’s clear that this chic zone is a place to “see and be seen.” (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is one of the most recognizable National Parks in the United States with its distinguished layered bands of red rock. Formed over millions of years, the Canyon runs 10 miles across and a mile deep. After plenty of research and a successful five-day trip, here are some of my tips and a few pictures (though these don’t do it justice). Honestly, you need to put it on your list—I can’t put into words how magnificent and stunning it is to experience in person.  A view from the Rim Trail. Grand Canyon, AZ. (more…)
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Weekend Getaway Recap: Devour! Osoyoos
If you haven’t heard of Osoyoos, British Columbia before, you’re not the only one. We didn’t hear about Osoyoos until Devour! Canada’s only desert climate produces some dank-ass wine (yes, we said it) that gives Washington state a run for its money. Devour! Osoyoos brought us five hours northeast of the border to partake in a delectable celebration of some of British Columbia’s top chefs, wineries, and filmmakers in a spectacular weekend getaway experience. (more…)
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Feast Portland 2017 Lineup Announcement on June 1st
Feast Portland is back September 14th-17th, 2017, and better than ever! (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: 5 Things to do in Vancouver, BC
Some of our favorite places in Vancouver.  There is so much to explore in Vancouver’s many vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, including outdoor activities, walking the city, and delicious places to eat and drink. Here are some of our must-do’s when we visit Vancouver. The US Dollar is still strong, with $1USD = $1.37CAD so it can be an affordable weekend getaway.  (more…)
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Wellness Month at Suncadia Resort
During the month of May, Suncadia Resort will be hosting ‘Wellness Month’ demonstrating different ways to stay active and have a little fun outside the city. Suncadia has even partnered with Seattle celebrity trainer KaisaFit to promote the activities and teach classes on property. Not all events are exclusive to guests and there will be complimentary fitness sessions as well. (more…)
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Devour! The World’s Largest Culinary Film Fest Returns to Osoyoos, BC May 5-7
If the combination of Seattle’s infamous rainfall and our country’s current political climate have fueled your need for escapism and wanderlust, Devour! The Film Fest may be just what you need. In 2009, Chef Michael Howell hosted the inaugural event in Nova Scotia to pay tribute to exquisite cuisine, cinema, and viticulture (the science, production, and study of grapes). Its cross-country expansion to Osoyoos (o-soo-ews), British Columbia last year proved wildly successful. For the festival’s second tour of the region’s delectable offerings, this weekend-long excursion will be your best introduction to the Okanagan Valley. (more…)
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