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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 […]

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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 […]

The Amtrak Cascades Review – Business Class from Portland to Seattle

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“You’re last”, “You’re last” were the words the small four year old boy in front of me was yelling about at Union Station in Portland, Ore.  He was very cute along with his older sister as they jumped with excitement for their first train ride back home to Seattle (the family drove down and dad […]