Thursday, March 23, 2017

Category Archives: Winter Wanderlust

Courtesy Lakedale Resort
Weekend Wanderings: San Juan Island
Brighten up your spring with this beautiful island’s laid-back draws and dynamo deals. We already know that the San Juan Islands dazzle in summer months, showing off in shimmering, sun-kissed, soul-soothing ways we cannot sufficiently put into words. But did you know that these islands hold a special charm in winter and spring months, too? Here are just a few reasons we suggest you beat the crowds and switch over to “island time” sooner rather than later.  (more…)
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Photo by Corinne Whiting
Weekend Wanderings: Comox Valley, BC
We’ve always found British Columbia to be an alluring destination: The beautiful province is conveniently close to Seattle and offers an opportunity to use our passports when we’re feeling the itch. Perhaps most importantly, Canada happens to be home to some of the nicest people on the planet. (And right now, for obvious reasons, many of us feel an urge to migrate north more than ever before.) (more…)
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Winter Wanderlust: Holiday Happenings in Luxe Locations
Get in the spirit at these West Coast paradises. ‘Tis the season to plan adventures to cozy lodges and winter wonderlands. We’ve rounded up a few West Coast destination ideas that promise to make the season especially merry and bright. (more…)
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Photo by Corinne Whiting
Winter Wanderlust: From Hawaii to Costa Rica
It’s high time to book sun-kissed jaunts to Texas, Hawaii & Central America, too.  We’re entering that soggy season when the darkness descends, and we scramble to ration Vitamin D reserves intended to get us (happily) through hibernation-heavy months ahead. If we’re wise, this is when PNW residents remember the importance of plotting warm-weather travels. This is also when we here at Seattleite decide it’s time to help you plan—while simultaneously stoking our own wanderlust-fueled fires. (more…)
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Paradise Point Resort and Marina Bay. Photo by Jennifer Liu.
Winter Wanderlust: Always Sunny in San Diego
The closest tropical destination to Seattle. Located on a 44-acre private island with a mile of sandy Marina Bay beach, Paradise Point Resort & Spa is a gorgeous beach getaway. Located under seven miles from downtown San Diego, there are plenty of amenities, including 5 pools, dining options, and an expansive spa. The setting is island-inspired and tropical, with various beach resort amenities.  (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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Weekend Wanderings: A Weekend Getaway in Victoria, BC
5 fun things to do while visiting Victoria this winter. Victoria, BC is known for being a popular summer destination and it’s positively wonderful and festive during the winter months too. The holiday cheer is abound. We rode the Victoria Clipper, the most luxurious ferry we’ve ever been on with comfy reclining seats, tasty snacks, and alcohol. Upon arriving two hours and 45-minutes later, we experienced a lovely weekend of relaxation and escape from the big city. Scroll down to the bottom for your chance to win a pair of round trip tickets on the Victoria Clipper. Winner will be announced on Monday, December 28!  (more…)
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Winter Wanderlust: The Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights Tour
A delightful winter tradition in Victoria, BC. Riding the Victoria Clipper to Victoria for day and weekend trips during the spring and summer is always a popular and fun activity. As the weather cools down and the season changes, it’s also the perfect trip during the holiday season for families or a romantic getaway. Bundle up and ride the Clipper to check out Victoria’s holiday festivities, including our feature: The Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights Tour. The tour starts December 1st and runs through January 6th.  (more…)
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