Category Archives: Budget

All Aboard: A Father and Daughter Ride the Rails to Discover Vancouver, B.C.

If you’ve never traveled by train, you really must give it a whirl. My twelve-year-old daughter, Aliyah, and I had the chance to “ride the rails” last weekend courtesy of Amtrak. We traveled from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C. via Amtrak’s … Continue reading

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Around Seattle with CityPASS

The sun was out. The sky was blue. The air temperature hovered at about 71° F. It was the quintessential summer day in Seattle and the city was simply begging to be explored. Fortunately, my cousin, Andrea, and I started … Continue reading

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56 — Count ‘Em — 56! Museums Welcome You for Museum Week Northwest May 16-23

This May, museum professionals from across the United States and around the world will gather in Seattle for the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums. With more than 5,000 attendees from 50+ countries, AAM’s conference explores the latest … Continue reading

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Seeing is Believing: A Day With Miró

As I strode into SAM on a sleepy Thursday morning I realized that the only time I had ever seen Miró’s art was in college studying Gardner’s Art Through the Ages. As you can imagine, seeing the works of a … Continue reading

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Princesses, Porcupines and Toads in the Road

Since my office tower is connected to the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle, I have the luck to regularly experience the great art housed within its walls.  The Center has an impressive permanent collection of renowned artists, with … Continue reading

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