Winter Magic in Winthrop

Chewuch River

There is something magical about Winthrop and the Methow Valley. This is true in any season, as my friend and colleague demonstrated in a previous blog post about Winthrop in the summer. But for me, winter is particularly extraordinary. The high desert covered in a layer of fresh white snow makes for an irresistible landscape, just begging to be explored. Continue reading

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Underneath the Big Top at Cirque du Soleil

Marymoor Park was transformed by Cirque du Soleil’s mobile village of tents.

Marymoor Park was transformed by Cirque du Soleil’s mobile village of tents.

Having never been to a Cirque du Soleil performance, I wasn’t sure what to expect at KURIOS™ – A Cabinet of Curiosities, the company’s 35th creation. You could say I was fairly curious by the time I arrived on a foggy January evening at Marymoor Park. And boy, was I surprised. Continue reading

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Seattle’s Sister City – Bergen, Norway: A big city with small-town charm

Bryggen Image 1Bergen is unique; not only because of its beautiful setting on the west coast of Norway but because of its iconic natural surroundings.

Strolling around old streets and alleyways where people have lived for centuries, passing small houses, cobbled streets and overhanging galleries is like a fairytale and step back in time.

In a similar fashion that Seattle is considered to be the gateway to Alaska and Asia, Bergen’s proximity to Norway’s fjords dub this city as “the gateway” to the fjords. Continue reading

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Seattle Museum Month Offers Great Value in February

smm_heroIt’s a January day in Seattle as I write this, and outside it’s clear, sunny and blue. But it’s true, our winter weather can lean more to the…..ahem……neutral side of the color palette, and gray skies are not uncommon. This February, you won’t care what color the skies are because you’ll be so busy soaking in the colors, sights and sounds of more than 40 top museums during Seattle Museum Month, at half off! Continue reading

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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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