David Blandford
David Blandford
Dave Blandford is Vice President of Communications at Visit Seattle. His job description seamlessly dovetails personal pursuit: travel and travel advocacy; food, wine, craft beer, cool cocktails, strong coffee and lots of it; and alternating stints of outdoor rec and urban culture. Provenance: Alki Beach, Seattle.

In Search of the Perfect Summer Cocktail

I’m a whisky, bourbon and rye guy. The Manhattan is my libation of choice through the fall, winter and much of the spring. But as the days brighten, my palate lightens. Especially when the sun sets long after the cocktail … Continue reading

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Bright Lights, Big Trees

My backyard borders a 50-square-acre park that contains remnant old growth forest with nesting Bald Eagles, fox, owls, a gentle stream and stands of majestic fir and cedar. I live inside Seattle city limits, just five miles – as the … Continue reading

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“Singing Concierge” is Seattle’s Tourism Ambassador of the Year

“My Kind of Town…Seattle is!” Lucy Wilma sang her acceptance speech upon being named Seattle’s 2013 Tourism Ambassador of the Year at the Visit Seattle annual meeting on February 28. She surprised and charmed a business audience of some 600, … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau Debuts New Corporate Identity: “Visit Seattle”

Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is transitioning to a new name and corporate identity this month. The organization will now be known as Visit Seattle; the re-branding will include a new identity mark with various defining statements for use with … Continue reading

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Slurpless in Seattle

by David Blandford “People who don’t love oysters never fully embrace life.” That proclamation was made by Seattle seafood guru Jon Rowley at a dinner I coordinated a few years back, and it’s haunted me ever since. If anyone knows … Continue reading

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