Olympic Sculpture Park

Photos of Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park – Art and Nature in the Emerald City

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On past visits to Seattle, I wasn’t able to visit the Olympic Sculpture Park, so with ample time to explore the city it was a quick ten minute walk from the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition and Space Needle.  The clouds of the morning were starting to dissipate and the bright sun was trying its […]

Chihuly Bowls

Chihuly Garden & Glass Review – A Colorful Seattle Surprise

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Colorful glass has always fascinated me – drawn in by the shapes, the bright colors and the way that the light changes the piece.  I have yet to take a glassblowing class maybe in fear of being clumsy around hot glass, pokers, etc. (I wonder what the insurance liability waiver looks like for that class?) […]

Place de la Concorde and Roue de Paris at night

Going Round and Round in Paris, London and Seattle #FriFotos

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This week’s #FriFotos theme is “Circles” …..I thought round and round…..then my mind wandered to the Dead or Alive song “You Spin Me Round (like a Record)” before landing on the Ferris Wheel (don’t ask how my mind associates things).  Many cities have added Ferris Wheels to attract tourists and provide incredible city views (who […]

Board Room Seattle Alaska Airlines

The Alaska Airlines Lounge in Seattle Review

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Flying home from Seattle over the years, my only option was the direct USAirways (now American Airlines) flight, however, this visit, my travel agent suggested Alaska Airlines.  Alaska Airlines started flying direct between Seattle and Philly, in June 2012, and brought some welcome competition to the segment.  Despite that, I hadn’t had an opportunity to […]

Novelty Hill Januik Tasting Room

Seattle Day Tour: Wine, Waterfalls and Chocolate

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With family in Seattle, I’m running out of new things to do and see on my own when I visit (or at least I think I am).  After the Portland visit, I returned to Seattle this year for a quick two day visit to catch up with friends and family.  The only problem was that […]

Washington State from the air

The 19k mile itinerary – London, Philly, Paris, London, Portland, Seattle in 6 weeks

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When I was asked for my room number in Seattle, I had no idea, I looked in my purse for the room key and pulled out key cards from Portland, London, Paris and Philly (an indication that I need to clean out my purse!).  I was at the end of my six weeks of travel […]

FriFotos – If you can’t stand the heat….go get a tasty treat!

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The famous quote “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen” immediately came to mind with this week’s FriFotos theme of “Heat”.  I’m taking a bit of liberty with the quote’s meaning to have some fun sharing my love of desserts around the world. With three trips in June and July, I […]

Exploring Pike Place Market in Seattle – Food, Flowers and Flying Fish

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Everyone wants to see the flying fish, they are crowded around the fish stall at the entrance to Pike Place Market in Seattle.  The school children are just waiting and watching – we all are.  The one item missing is the customer – the fish stall needs a customer to order for them to throw […]

Hotel Monaco Seattle standard room

Hotel Review: Hotel Monaco, Seattle: A Comedy of Errors

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My first stay at the Hotel Monaco Seattle was many years ago and the only memorable part of the stay was the goldfish “Talula” that was placed in our room.  Memorable because we had a pet for the night but also because we had just seen “Saving Nemo” at the movies and when we came back to the […]

Friday Harbor welcome

Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands at Friday Harbor

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On a recent twitter chat, we were queried to name a few “travel gems” that people may not know about.  I revealed a gem that I had just returned from – the San Juan Islands in Washington State.  This was my third trip to the San Juan Islands, a group of islands near Seattle, and my second […]