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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]