Archive for the category "seattle"

Seattle NHL and NBA Arena Announcement

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today, the City of Seattle and King County announced a proposal to build an arena that could bring the NBA back to Seattle and possibly welcome the NHL. Photo credit: tlianza on Flickr There has been an “Arena Review Panel” formed to review the full proposal. During today’s press conference it was said that “Private […]

Seattle Overnight Getaway with Pineapple Hospitality

Comments 409 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Over the last year I spent more time in Seattle than I had before, at any point in my life. I went past Bellis Fair, over the Chuckanut, beyond the Tulip Festival, to the stands at Safeco, up the Space Needle, around the EMP, above and below Pike Place Market, and shopped til I dropped. […]

Amtrak Train to Seattle from Vancouver

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Disclosure: Review — I was not paid to write this post. Amtrak Cascades did not provide a complimentary trip. My train tickets were covered by the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

For years I’ve been hearing about how wonderful the train trip is from Vancouver to Seattle. 4 hours straight across the border, coastline the majority of the way, free WiFi, and no worries. I experienced the journey myself just a few days ago and aside from the early departure and a few delays with the […]

Holiday Tea at Fairmont Olympic Seattle

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Disclosure: Review — I was not paid to write this post. My Holiday Tea was compliments of the Fairmont Olympic. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

Afternoon tea at the Fairmont is a tradition in many cities along the coast. You can sit in a regal tea room at the Empress in Victoria, enjoy scones before your flight at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, and I’ve recent experienced a special holiday treat at the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle. Holiday Tea is hosted […]

The Maxwell Hotel Seattle

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Disclosure: Review — I was not paid to write this post nor was I obligated to write a review. My stay was compliments of Pineapple Hospitality. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

With a strong Canadian dollar, despite long waits at the border, Vancouverites love to spend time south of the border. Shopping at outlet malls, professional sports games, hitting the slopes, and more shopping are main draws between the two rainy Pacific Northwest cities. Over the last few years, John and I have enjoyed Seattle together, […]