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Amtrak Train to Seattle from Vancouver


Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 — 2:21pm PDT
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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


Thursday, December 1st, 2011 — 3:13pm PDT
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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


Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 — 1:20pm PDT
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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, […]

Pike Place Market in Seattle


Saturday, November 5th, 2011 — 11:45am PDT
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Seattle’s Pike Place Market is not only an icon, it’s an attraction that draws over 10 million visitors each year as well as locals who are fortunate enough to have so much fresh fish and produce at their fingertips. I met up with Ben Franz-Knight, Executive Director of the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development […]

Marco Polo Tours: Tulalip, Seattle, Cruise to Vancouver


Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 — 10:00am PDT
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A few weeks ago when my close friend Christina called me up to tell me about a deal she had found on on the Travel Best Bets website for a trip to Seattle and back, I was quick to jump on board. This past weekend we made our way bright and early to Richmond Centre […]

ART Restaurant at Four Seasons Seattle


Thursday, April 21st, 2011 — 12:13pm PDT
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John and I recently treated ourselves to a quick trip South of the border to enjoy a little retail therapy, the tulip festival, and a Mariners game. Thanks to recommendations from my Twitter followers, we ended up staying at the Four Seasons Seattle. The hotel invited us down to ART Restaurant for dinner and three […]