Friday, January 18, 2019

Category Archives: Travel

Weekend Wanderings: Joshua Tree National Park
National Parks are one of America’s most unique treasures—sprawling protected lands that encourage adventure and exploring nature for everyone. Welcome to Joshua Tree, an area of desert wilderness named after the native yucca brevifolia in southeastern California. Winter does bring cooler temperatures, but there’s still quite a bit of sunshine.  (more…)
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Hotel Happenings: Sheraton Writes its Next Chapter
Sheraton hotels enhance guests’ experiences, from Seattle to Sydney This October, Sheraton Grand Seattle—located in the heart of downtown—hosted a week-long celebration to mark the completion of its stunning, multi-million-dollar transformation and to make announcements about the entire brand’s exciting revamp. The only U.S. destination on Sheraton’s “Heart for the City” experiential global tour, this iconic Seattle hotel (that boasts three decades of history within the community) seemed like a natural fit. (more…)
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Bikes and Bites in the High South: A Weekend Getaway in the Ozarks
Good eats, awesome trails, and small-town hospitality in Bentonville, AR When Visit Bentonville invited us to come check out their city, best known as the birthplace of Walmart, I laughed. A lot. They preached about their award-winning chefs and up and coming “High South” food scene, and I rolled my eyes. Why would anyone from Seattle, arguably one of the best foodie cities in the country, go to Arkansas for the food (or for anything)? How many ways could they do meat and potatoes? Also, Bentonville is in the Ozarks which I’ve been binging on Netflix, and it looked scary as shit. I thought about being a typical Seattleite and passively ignoring the invite, but something caught my eye – this unassuming town had 163 miles of award-winning cycling trails weaving in and around it, making it a top destination for a biker’s vacation.  (more…)
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Fall weekend getaway: San Juan Island
Grab your friends and family and head out to picturesque Friday Harbor for Fall hikes, beer festivals, and more Photo courtesy of Visitsanjuans.com There’s nothing quite like Fall in the PNW – beautiful bright foliage, crisp morning air, and everything pumpkin spice (yes, all drinks and treats beyond Starbuck’s PSL are delish!). It’s my favorite time of year to get outside in Seattle, but it’s also a wonderful time to get out of the city, go offline, and spend some time out in nature. (more…)
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Recap: Highlights from Feast Portland 2018
Feast Portland 2018 welcomed 20,373 total attendees last weekend (September 13-16)! More than 120 local and visiting chefs participated, as well as wineries, breweries, distilleries, cider makers, artisans and more, in over 40 different delicious events during the four-day festival.  (more…)
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Feast Portland 2018: Tickets Still Available for Select Events!
Feast Portland, the premier food & drink festival in the PNW, is exactly three weeks away! While many of their events sold out immediately (back when tickets went on sale in June), surprisingly, there are a limited number of tickets remaining for some really fantastic events. See the full list below. (more…)
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Seattleite Guide to Summer in Victoria, BC
Victoria is one of our favorite summertime destinations. It’s only a three hour ferry ride from Seattle, but the European architectural influence and the relaxed atmosphere makes it feels a world away. Here are the top spots we’d recommend for a weekend trip to Victoria.  (more…)
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5 Great Places to Honeymoon in the PNW
It’s wedding season again! Every year, the majority of weddings cluster in late spring to early fall. For those who struggle while all your friends are getting married, you can find laughter and solace in this great tumblr. And for those getting married, it seems more and more common that newlyweds are choosing to delay their honeymoon until later in the year or even the following year.  (more…)
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