My Iceland Stopover and Visit To Seattle’s Sister City: Reykjavik

Reykjavik_3Spontaneous decisions embody the spirit of travel. Two weeks prior to jetting off on my six-month around the world journey, I was offered an opportunity to switch my flight; leave five days early and stopover in Iceland to discover what this Nordic gem has to offer. Continue reading

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Giddy up to Winthrop

winthrop1You know how there’s always a place close by that you’ve never been to? A place so close that that it’s embarrassing to tell people you’ve never been there? For me, this place is Winthrop. In the 10 years that I’ve lived in Washington, I have never been to Okanogan County. I had heard about the epic drive and the “Western” town that is Winthrop and have always wanted to go and experience it for myself, this last August, Visit Seattle sent me on an excursion to do just that. Continue reading

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5 Family-Friendly Holiday Activities in Seattle

Photo 1 - Header - SeattleExpedia Viewfinder partnered with Visit Seattle to highlight some family activities in Emerald City to check out this holiday season. 

The Space Needle illuminates the skyline, lights twinkle upon the water of Puget Sound, and the snow-packed peaks of Mt. Rainier hover high overhead. These charming features make it seem as if Seattle, Washington, is always decked out for the holiday season.  Continue reading

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Underground Ghost Hunting

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Years ago, before careers, kids and mortgages, I used to go on road trip adventures.  One memorable road trip we drove through central Oregon, stopping in old ghost towns to explore abandoned churches, school houses and the occasional single family home if the front door was missing.  I’ll admit – our main goal was to find a ghost, but it was also interesting to think about the building in its heyday, and the people who used to walk through their doors so many years ago. Continue reading

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Hungry in Seattle

PPM_SCVB_AllrightsBT_10My  husband and I moved to Downtown Seattle from the Ballard area about four months ago, and one of the biggest adjustments was learning where to grocery shop, and where to find a half gallon of milk for under  $2.50.  It’s the most commonly asked question by friends:  “Where do you do your grocery shopping?”  Now instead of getting in the car once a week and shopping, I find myself constantly on the lookout by foot for good deals on groceries since there are multiple options. Continue reading

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