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Tiny houses in the Pacific Northwest

Tiny houses are a growing trend for vacation rentals. They’re very affordable, they can be placed anywhere from a tiny lot in a busy downtown to the middle of a forest, they’re better for the environment, and, of course, they’re incredibly Instagrammable and just as cute as can be. The prototypical tiny house looks pretty much like any house but on a miniature scale; most two-person models feature a kitchen, living room, and bathroom on the ground floor, with the bed housed in a loft space ...
Tags: Travel, Washington, United States, Portland, New Zealand, Chad, Airbnb, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Tiny Houses, Pacific Northwest, Tiny Homes, All, Olympia, 288, Leavenworth

Away from Vietnam’s tourist circuit, a Pacific Northwest travel writer finds comfort and charm in Seattle’s sister city

Haiphong is rarely more than a stopover for tourists en route to the airport for flights south, but many visitors say the area feels the way Hanoi did before the influx of tourists.
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Vietnam, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Hanoi, Haiphong

10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington for Families

10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want t...
Tags: Travel, South Park, Washington, Oregon, Vancouver, Longmire, Seattle, Trips, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, National Park, Lake, South, Northwest, Paradise, Leavenworth

10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington

Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want to, for the most p...
Tags: Travel, South Park, Washington, Oregon, Vancouver, Longmire, Seattle, Trips, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, National Park, Lake, South, Northwest, Paradise, Leavenworth

Orcas Island made The New York Times’ list of 52 places to visit in 2019. What else should have been there?

Should another destination in the Pacific Northwest have made the list? Tell us where and why.
Tags: Travel, News, New York Times, Pacific Northwest, Orcas Island

Best places to travel this February

Though for much of the world February is the cold, barren home stretch of winter, it’s also one of the cheapest times of the year to travel since everyone is still feeling the burn in their wallets left by the holiday season. Well, what are a few extra hundred bucks on the Amex if it means killer flight deals and almost no crowds? While Carnival and Mardi Gras fall in early March this year, plenty of Carribean destinations will be kicking off their celebrations early in February, giving you a...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Hollywood, Travel Planning, Kentucky, Oregon, La, Los Angeles, Taiwan, Antarctica, Finland, Willamette, Nye, Vancouver, Lapland, Vietnam

Mochi Tsuki

I got crazy for mochi on a trip to Hawaii. I’m pretty sure Happy Hearts mochi was my introduction and specifically, it was the chocolate haupia (coconut pudding) that sent me round the bend. Mochi became my go to treat on all my trips to Hawaii. I ate mochi from Two Ladies Kitchen for dinner one night when I was staying in Hilo, and more than once I’ve snarfed down one piece over my limit after visiting Kansai Yamata. No visit to Hawaii is complete without a belly full of pillowy fresh mochi. If...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Jackson, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Japantown, Bainbridge Island, Hilo, Uwajimaya, Mochi Tsuki, Happy Hearts, Mochi Tsuki Hokusai

The best family trips for 2019

It’s the start of a new year, and that means it’s time to make some family travel resolutions and start planning. Whether you want to explore more national parks and state parks, introduce the kids to urban culture in cities like New York, or take them overseas — say, to New Zealand — these are our favorite family travel destinations for the year ahead. 1. Bozeman, Montana Photo: Jeremy Janus Photography/Shutterstock Head to Montana for spring break, and you’ll still catch plenty of spr...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, New York, Sweden, California, Montana, Mexico, New York City, US, America, Tenerife, New Zealand, West Coast, North America, Seattle

How to travel without a smartphone

Some will tell you smartphones are ruining the world. They’ll say they’ve created a generation of people too lost in their screens to experience human interaction, too obsessed with being somewhere else to ever feel like they’re anywhere. Then there are those who’ll tell you they’ve made the world better. Allowing us to find our way, speak new languages, and settle debates over who won the 1987 AL batting title in a matter of seconds. There’s probably a happy medium somewhere in between, but ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, America, Smartphones, Brooklyn, Capitol Hill, Johnson, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, All, Brand Usa, Emerald City, Greenfield, Lou, Starbucks Gold, Snoqualmie Falls

No Daily Housekeeping and Linen Changes Every 4th Day at the Brand New Hyatt Regency Seattle

Limited service hotels are a fast growing lodging segment. There's no room service, for instance. Don't expect a bellman or valet. Some ostensibly full service hotels are moving to become limited service, too. The brand new Hyatt Regency Seattle opened December 10th. It's across the street from the Hyatt Olive 8 and near the Grand Hyatt, and is the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest with over 1200 rooms. And it does not provide daily housekeeping. Continue reading No Daily Housekeepin...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Hyatt, Don, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency Seattle

Winter trip to Tofino, Canada photos

1 We arrive on Canada’s Vancouver Island by ferry, and the drive to Tofino does not disappoint. The sun begins to dip below the tree line as we cruise along Highway 4, stopping at small roadside pull-offs to take in the ever-changing view. 2 We do some research and find the Crystal Cove Beach Resort, the perfect beachside campground. We arrive just after sunset and wander along the ocean’s edge, exploring ...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Long Beach, Norway, Photo Essay, Pacific Northwest, Sandy, Western US, Samoa, Vancouver Island, Tofino, winter in Canada, Jacqueline Kehoe, Long Beach Lodge, Cox Bay, Tofino Sea Kayaking

Travel News: December 13, 2018

Projections Claim Over 45 Million People Will Fly During Holidays Travel Pulse Industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) announced Tuesday that it projects 45.7 million passengers will travel on United States airlines over the 18-day winter holiday travel period. This year’s holiday travel period runs between December 20 and January 6, and officials believe the busiest travel days will be (in order), December 21, December 20 and December 26. The lightest travel days are expected to...
Tags: Travel, United States, New York Times, Delta, Marriott, Pacific Northwest, News And Deals, Trump, Ministry of State Security, Washington State Convention Center, Airlines For America A4A, Marriot International Inc MAR, Hyatt Regency Seattle Debuts, Hyatt Regency Seattle

A best-ever clam chowder recipe from a favorite Seattle chef

Chef Heather Earnhardt's super-creamy clam-chowder recipe is one of the best, whether it's made with the Pacific Northwest delicacy known as razor clams or whatever kind you have on hand.
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Food & Drink, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Heather Earnhardt

Travel News: November 15, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Is Trying to Luxe Up Its Mass-Market Line Skift Big-ship operator Norwegian Cruise Line is finding success in floating the kind of offers that are typically reserved for pricey luxury lines. First came the “Free at Sea” promotion, which lets passengers in certain room categories choose options like unlimited open bar, Wi-Fi, or high-end dining at no extra charge. As an expansion of that, the cruise line recently added free or discounted airfare for some new reservations on crui...
Tags: Travel, California, Washington, Oregon, Scotland, Netflix, United States, Croatia, King, Pacific Northwest, Southwest Airlines, Dubrovnik, News And Deals, Robert, Reno Nevada, Quartz

Top ATV Trails in the United States

ATV riding is becoming very popular in America. With over 3.8 million square miles of differing climate and terrain, the geographical diversity of the United States makes it an ideal place for off-road activities such as riding All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV). The landscape will provide riders with countless places perfect for a riding vacation. Before operating a vehicle on one of the many amazing trails throughout the country, however, make sure that you understand the rules and laws. Each state h...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, West Virginia, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Rochester, North Carolina, East Coast, Florence, Pacific Northwest, Adventure Travel, Travel Blog, California City, Goldsboro

12 best places to ski in Canada

The 12 best places to ski in Canada Photo: Mike Crane/Tourism Whistler C anadians don’t hibernate. When winter comes (and stays), they get outdoors, skate on frozen lakes, snowshoe up mountains, scrunch through white forests, climb icy waterfalls, and hit some of the world’s best ski slopes. Warm fireplaces, great food, and end-of-day drinks also feature prominently on their winter activity list. Ready to join them? Of all the ways to experience Canada...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Winter, Canada, Skiing, Tremblant, James Bond, Vancouver, Winter Sports, North America, Whistler, Ski Resorts, Montreal, Snowboarding, Sam, Quebec

Travel News: November 12, 2018

Ethiopia’s Nascent Luxury Tourism Market Starts to Take Hold Skift Luxury is a word that one would rarely use to describe the current state of accommodations in Ethiopia. Its famous landmarks include the Simien Mountains and Gelada monkeys, the submerged churches of Lalibela, the religiously significant cities of Gondor and Aksum, and the otherworldly Danakil Depression. Ethiopia is also one of the poorest nations in the world and for many Western tourists its image is tied to the devastating 1...
Tags: Travel, Florida, UK, California, Washington, Oregon, United States, Ryanair, Ethiopia, Miami, Pacific Northwest, Mediterranean, Royal Caribbean, News And Deals, Port Canaveral, Reno Nevada

Ex-Windows EVP Terry Myerson joins Madrona Venture and The Carlyle Group

More than half a year after splitting from a long time role at Microsoft, former Windows and Device EVP Terry Myerson is finally ready to talk about his future. In a blog post this morning, the executive discussed what he’s been up to for the past several months (running, learning the piano, strengthening personal relationships, and all that good stuff) and highlighted two new roles. The 21-year Microsoft vet will be joining Madrona Venture Group as a Venture Partner. The Seattle-based firm ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Microsoft, Ipo, Satya Nadella, Windows, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Hiring, Madrona Venture Group, Carlyle Group, Carlyle, Terry Myerson, Myerson, The Carlyle Group, Madrona

Multnomah Falls, Oregon: America’s Most Beautiful Waterfall

Multnomah Falls is located in the Colombian River Gorge and can be found in northwestern Oregon. Spanning two tiers on basalt cliffs, it is the tallest waterfall in the state at 620 feet or 189 meters. There are many travelers that consider the site, to be Americas most beautiful waterfall. It is the 27th stop in our travel series Off The Beaten Path. Multnomah Falls is the most visited natural recreation area in the Pacific Northwest, with over two million visitors annually. They provide a ...
Tags: Travel, Oregon, America, United States, Portland, Falls, Pacific Northwest, United States Travel Blog, Benson, Wasco, Doyle, Missoula, Yakima, Colombia River, Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls

Seattle Southside Guide for Families – Fun for any Season

Disclosure: Our stay at the Hotel Interurban & dinner at the Waterleaf restaurant were hosted for review purposes; however all opinions & thoughts are my own. Please see our disclosure policy for more details. Seattle Southside Guide for Families  If you’re wanting a fun family adventure weekend or staycation, especially as the weather starts to turn more dreary outside, Seattle Southside is a great place to head to for a wide variety of fun for all ages from little kiddos to teens. There are...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Seafood, Seattle, Light Rail, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Northwest, Hazel, Tukwila, Redondo Beach, Sea Tac, SEATAC, Alki, Southcenter, Seattle Chocolate

Be Surprised By The US – Where I Think Visitors to America Should Really Go

I’m not psychic, that I know of, and yet whenever I meet someone planning a trip to the US for the first time I can almost always guess their itinerary. New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, with perhaps Orlando mixed in – these are the cities almost all first time visitors to America feel the need to spend time exploring. New York is, of course, well worth the visit, and it is indeed a wonderful city to spend time getting to know. Vegas has very little value to first time visitors, unless you l...
Tags: Travel, New York, Disney, US, America, Los Angeles, National Parks, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Philadelphia, Starbucks, Las Vegas, North America, Seattle, St Louis

Wellness weekend in Washington state

Thanks to cooling temperatures and the tourist season coming to an end, fall in Washington is crisp and quiet. The upper left corner of the country is undoubtedly known for its dramatic landscapes, but it should also be known for its sometimes innate, sometimes inventive wellness offerings. With the focus on keeping things local, Washington businesses have a way of integrating the Pacific Northwest culture and landscape with elements of health and wellbeing. From a goat farm in Snohomish that...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Travel Planning, Washington, Health and Wellness, Capitol Hill, Washington State, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Everett, Pike Place Market, Whidbey Island, Snohomish, Bellevue Washington, Suncadia Resort, Lagree

Northwest fast food chain hack exposed customer credit cards

A beloved regional burger chain in the Pacific Northwest is the latest fast food company to suffer a major data breach. Burgerville, headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, disclosed today that any customers who used a credit or debit card from September 2017 to September 2018 at any of its locations may have had their card details stolen. The company operates 42 locations in the region. In August, the FBI contacted Burgerville to notify the company that it had been targeted in a cyberattack. Th...
Tags: Travel, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Pacific Northwest, Northwest, Western Washington, Vancouver Washington, Burgerville, Chipotle Chili

Pacific Northwest road trip photos

The Pacific Northwest has majestic mountain peaks, temperate rainforests, rushing waterfalls, and breathtaking views everywhere you look. To see it all, we mapped a loose plan, loaded up the car, and hit the pavement on an epic road trip. Starting in Washington, we drove up to British Columbia and then slowly wound our way down the coast, visiting the San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, and Columbia River Gorge. Along the way we hiked, swam, picnicked with stunning views, and took a lot of...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Oregon, Germany, Africa, America, United States, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Sony, Vancouver, Seattle, Photo Essay, British Columbia, Pacific Northwest, NGO

9 best coffee cities in the world

Coffee drives the world unlike any other product. Not only is it the fuel for people on every continent looking to kick start their days or stay up long into the night, but it’s also a canvas for artisans looking to take a simple pleasure beyond its utilitarian purposes. “Every specialty coffee shop owner or roaster is someone that woke up one day and said, ‘You know what, coffee is amazing. I’m going to make this my life,’” says Tom Baker, the co-founder of the specialty coffee liqueur Mr. B...
Tags: Travel, Drinks, Facebook, Europe, UK, London, Australia, California, Germany, New York City, Africa, US, Barack Obama, Colombia, Manchester, Sydney

Leavenworth it? Assessing 2 new spots in the Pacific Northwest’s little Bavaria

Our own deeply weird Bavarian town now has an outpost of Seattle’s Rhein Haus and a posh new hotel.
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Food & Drink, Bavaria, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Rhein Haus

9 outdoor activities for fall, from apple-picking to LARPing

Fall might be a death knell to outdoor fun in other parts of the country, but in the Pacific Northwest, there's still plenty of time to get outside and play before ski season. Here are some of the region's best seasonal outdoor activities for fall.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, News, Life, Pacific Northwest

Our Return Visit to Astoria Oregon

My husband and I have now visited the Pacific Northwest on three occasions and I truly believe every time we go back that it becomes more and more beautiful. From the foggy air rising over the Pacific that never feels too thick or too heavy to the mounta
Tags: Travel, Pacific, Pacific Northwest, Astoria Oregon

US wineries with accommodations

As the US wine industry grows , more and more people are looking to book wine-country getaways in California and the Pacific Northwest, as well as burgeoning wine destinations like Virginia and Texas. Rather than staying at some boring hotel in town, or stressing over transportation issues between wineries and your accommodation, get the complete wine-country experience by staying right at the vineyards themselves. Immerse yourself in green acres of vinifera at these eight beautiful vineyards ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Texas, California, Washington, Oregon, Virginia, US, Missouri, Ford, Wine, St Louis, Pacific Northwest, Beacon, Renoir, Willamette Valley

Word of Mouth: Seattle

Embrace the classics and find some hidden gems in Washington state's biggest city Washington’s biggest city is surrounded by water—even from above, according to reputation. But Seattle is much more than its weather. With Mount Rainier as its postcard backdrop to the southeast, Seattle might not be the glitziest city in the United States, but its ever-changing nature and appreciation for the unpretentious, the grimy and …
Tags: Travel, Design, Washington, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, United States, Museums, Wine, Dining, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Mount Rainier, Thompson Hotels, Word of Mouth

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