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Where to celebrate Pride in the US

Since the inception of the pride parade, no year has ever mattered quite as much as 2019. This is because exactly 50 years ago, the Stonewall Riots, one of the most pivotal events in LGBTQ culture, occurred in New York City. So, this year, to commemorate this culturally and historically important moment, every pride parade across the nation is promising to provide entertainment that is bigger and better than ever. In order to take advantage of this historical moment, we’ve gathered a list of...
Tags: Travel, Europe, California, Washington, Boston, Lgbt, Milwaukee, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn


Best certified US Neapolitan pizzas

Italians take their pizza quite seriously, and nowhere in Italy takes it more seriously than the city of Naples. This is a major surprise to absolutely no one, but what you might not know — unless you’re fortunate enough to spend your working hours stirring sauce and pounding out dough — is that there’s an organization whose sole mission is to make sure that Neapolitan pizza remains free of false bravado. The group is called the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana, and its mission is to“promot...
Tags: Travel, New York, California, Milwaukee, US, Chicago, Austin, Unesco, Atlantic, United States, Maine, Italy, Portland, Wisconsin, Nashville, Belfast


JetSuiteX to offer flights from Seattle’s Boeing Field to Oakland in July

Air carrier JetSuiteX celebrates it's third year of service with an announcement of new daily service from Seattle's Boeing Field to Oakland.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Life, Oakland, Seattle, Local Business, Boeing Field, Boeing & Aerospace


6 Fun Family Activities To Do In Seattle

Seattle offers a vast range of fun family activities and amusements for individuals, couples, families, grown-ups, and kids. In fact, there are so many attractions in the city that you’re more likely to be spoilt for choice than you are scratching your head trying to find something to do. Whether you’re a local looking for somewhere new to explore or a parent trying to plan a week’s activities for a family vacation, Seattle can help you. It’s more than likely that you’ll run out of time to...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Family, Fashion, Parenting, Seattle, Family Travel, Family Activities, Family Friendly, Seattle Center, Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Museum of Popular Culture, Family Fun, Family Adventures, Home Life


Weekly Roundup, Good Friday 19 April 2019

The evolution of the Qantas logo.  One of our favorite airlines and logos.  See article below on “changing the paint job”. Good morningI hope your Good Friday is off to a good start, and your Easter Weekend will be spent most pleasantly, including, for the Christians among our readers, some extra time pondering and being thankful for our salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus.If this was New Zealand, we’d all be on holiday today (and also Monday), but, alas, here in the US, most of us are prob...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, New York, Science, London, Scotland, China, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tech, David, Britain, Paris, Italy


5 Romantic Activities in Seattle

Seattle is perfect for a romantic getaway with activities, restaurants, hotels, and scenery to suit just about any couple. From dates, vacations, romantic proposals, marriage venues, and anniversary celebrations, the Emerald City can make any occasion special for you and your partner. Seattle is a modern city with world-class fine dining, 5-star hotels, international art, exceptional music and vibrant culture, but it’s also surrounded by incredible natural beauty including snow-capped mountains...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Broadway, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Magnolia, Emerald City, Snoqualmie Pass, Lake Washington, Salish Lodge, Salish Lodge The Salish Lodge, 5th Avenue Theater The 5th Avenue Theater, Atmos Wine Bar, Louisa Boren Park, Discovery Park Beach


JetBlue Gives Back 10 Long Beach Slots But It’s Southwest That Might Suffer

The writing was on the wall when Long Beach changed its slot utilization rules last year. Unless JetBlue ramped up significantly, slots were going to have to be given back to the city. Sure enough, that time has come. JetBlue is giving up 10 of its current 34 slots. It’s expected that this is good news for those who like to fly Southwest, but oddly enough, the opposite may be true. It all hinges on… Delta. The Slot Math I don’t need to go into the long history of slots and air servi...
Tags: Travel, Atlanta, Austin, Delta, Long Beach, Seattle, Denver, Jetblue, Southwest, Honolulu, Salt Lake, Hawaiian, Lake City, Long Beach Airport, LGB - Long Beach, Liz Savadelis


Cruise ships’ seasonal northward migration reaches Seattle

The first cruise ship to dock at Seattle’s Pier 66 for the cruise season is the 1,041-foot Celebrity Eclipse, which can carry more than 2,800 passengers. The ship was scheduled to head Monday evening to Victoria, B.C., and a six-day sail to Hawaii, then return to Vancouver for a summer of round trips to Alaska. […]
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Economy, Alaska, Hawaii, Vancouver, Seattle, Victoria B C


Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 April 2019

An impression of the interior of the new Istanbul Airport, just now opened and the largest in the world. Good morningAn unplanned, but interesting (I hope) attached article today, being a review of a third emergency car battery “jump-start” unit.  Unlike the two reviewed last week, this one works well and I can recommend it with only a very little bit of “maybe” appended to the recommendation.I’m so pleased to no longer have a nagging feeling in the back of my mind about the car’s battery life –...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, New York, Science, London, Sweden, Australia, Russia, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Tech, Georgia


Photo Messages From Sacha

  Should he shave his mustache? His beard? I said no so loud I am sure he heard me in Seattle.         [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Seattle, Sacha, French la Vie


SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2019 SOLD OUT!

The organisers of Splendour in the Grass are stoked to announce that a record 42,500 tickets for the event have sold out. An increased capacity was released at 9am this morning and all allocations were exhausted by just after 2.00pm. Splendour’s co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said “We’re absolutely thrilled (read relieved) that with the recent approval of North Byron Parklands, this year we’ve been able to open our event up to more music and arts lovers than ever before. The increa...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Culture, Seattle, Cosmo, Courtney Barnett, Festivals & Events, Donald, Tycho, Lewis, Kyle, Jacob, James Blake, Byron Bay, Hayden


Best hiking in the US

Urban hiking is no walk in the park. Somewhere between a gentle stroll and a spirited parkour session, urban hikes transform city streets, stairways, and sidewalks into metropolitan trails laced with both natural and cultural landmarks. Generally, the goal is to map a route that manages some elevation gain and takes advantage of whatever green spaces or nature retreats a city has to offer, all while keeping a brisk enough pace to get in a solid workout. Not all cities are particularly walkabl...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Texas, Shedd Aquarium, La, Hiking, US, America, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Austin, Brooklyn, United States, Portland, Manhattan, Capitol Hill


The best record stores in the US

Record store day is this Saturday, April 13, and if you’re reading this, that means that you are likely among the last bastion of badass music fans that actually care about the quality of the sound in your ears. While most cram trebled-out Spotify tunes through Bluetooth headphones, you are curled up on the futon next to a turntable and a pair of speakers drowning in a full spectrum of highs and lows that may have not even been recorded on a digital mixing board. For you, intrepid listener, t...
Tags: Travel, Google, Music, New York, California, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, United States, Oxford, Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City, Bob, West Coast, Seattle


Vietnam: A Diverse Country with So Much to Offer

Vietnam offers a unique traveling experience like few countries in the globe. It offers culture and buzz in its cities, unique environments where you can find yourself heading from the beach to the mountains in a day or less, and hundreds of years of history from a proud and independent people. Backpackers can see a rising, friendly country with delicious food, low prices, and easy transportation. But before you hop onto a plane, how should you prepare? Here are some key tips to help you ensure...
Tags: Travel, Japan, France, Germany, Southeast Asia, Los Angeles, Canada, United States, Italy, Vietnam, Seattle, Hue, Family Travel, Hanoi, Unesco World Heritage, Saigon


Cruising to Alaska and all her glacial glory

Sleepless in SeattleWe could barely contain our excitement as the plane landed in Seattle a little after 1 AM. We checked into a hotel close to Seatac and arranged to have a cab take us the following morning to pier 66 to sail away o
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Seattle, SEATAC


Newest airports in the United States

No nation loves to complain quite like the United States. Even though we’ve got people from all over the world trying to move here every day, we’ll still take to social media any chance we get to gripe about everything from slow pizza delivery drivers to overpriced coffee. But nobody gets the brunt of the complaints like airports. Travel abroad and you’ll find airports that feel like brand new shopping malls. Technological palaces with butterfly gardens, movie theaters, and outdoor meditation...
Tags: Travel, Airports, Congress, US, America, Joe Biden, United States, Mexico City, Delta, New Orleans, Miami, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Denver, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines


Missed Connections: Woman Desperately Wants to Find Seatmate From Her Seattle Flight

Jomaica Alfiler is looking for the man she sat next to on a Lufthansa Frankfurt – Seattle flight. She was in window seat 43A on flight LH490. He “sat in 43B, helped her with her luggage, her seat and even offered her his blanket.” Continue reading Missed Connections: Woman Desperately Wants to Find Seatmate From Her Seattle Flight...
Tags: Advice


Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 March 2019

The two subtle changes to the Pilot Primary Flight Displays in the 737 MAX. Good morningDid you wake up to notice anything different in the world this morning?  No, neither did I.It was to be today that saw Britain leave the EU, subsequent to its referendum to do so in June 2016.  Notwithstanding almost three years to plan, prepare, and actually implement their departure, they are in a state of appalling disarray, as indicated a couple of days ago when their Parliament voted on eight different a...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, Asia, Europe, Science, Steve Jobs, Scotland, Singapore, Miscellaneous, US, Newsletter, Tech, Eu, Conservative, Chicago


The best day hikes close to Seattle

Nicknamed the Emerald City for a reason, Seattle is filled with green spaces and no shortage of ways to access them. Whether you want a gentle walk within the city limits or a drive to the nearby Cascades to climb mountains, there is a hike here for every level of outdoors person — many less than an hour away. While most of these treks are relatively family-friendly, remember the forests here are immense. Wear sturdy boots, bring the hiking essentials described below, and let someone know whe...
Tags: Travel, United States, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Cascades, All, Magnolia, Emerald City, Snoqualmie River, Rattlesnake Ridge, Mt Rainier, Pratt River Trail, Sean Pavone Shutterstock, Wallace Falls, Wallace Falls State Park, Jesse Snyder


Boundless gets $7.8M to help immigrants navigate the convoluted green card process

Two years ago, former Amazon product manager Xiao Wang stood on the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco and made the case for a platform meant to help couples apply for marriage green cards, a complex process made worse by bureaucracy and red tape. Called Boundless, the startup had spun out of Seattle startup studio Pioneer Square Labs and raised a $3.5 million seed round. Now, Foundry Group’s Brad Feld has led a $7.8 million Series A in the startup, with participation from existing inv...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Startups, TC, Government, China, Funding, San Francisco, United States, Venture Capital, Brad Feld, Seattle, Warby Parker, Foursquare, Foundation Capital, Foundry Group


Best cities in the US for a cannabis

The number of states that allow recreational cannabis is rapidly growing. It’s inspiring a new class of travelers — the cannabis class — to get out of their homes to visit places where weed is warmly embraced. Even for the least experienced, the legal experience is a curiosity for people passing through on pleasure or business. Yet not all cities are created equal. Some cities in recreational states don’t allow sales while others lack the infrastructure to have a solid selection of shops or ...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, California, Washington, La, Marijuana, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cannabis, Las Vegas, Nevada, Napa, Santa Barbara County, Oakland


World Of Hyatt Includes More Rewarding Stay Experiences With The Introduction Of Thompson Hotels

Today, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced the introduction of Thompson Hotels as the first former Two Roads Hospitality LLC ("Two Roads") brand to join the World of Hyatt loyalty program on March 28, 2019. This program expansion allows World of Hyatt members more unique stay options to choose from and the ability to earn and redeem points and enjoy in-hotel benefits with the eight participating Thompson Hotels located throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. These properties inclu...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, New York City, Canada, Seattle, Thompson, Hyatt, Hyatt Hotels Corporation NYSE, The Cape, Cabo San Lucas Mexico, Thompson Hotels, Thompson Chicago, World of Hyatt, Beekman, Thompson Nashville, Two Roads Hospitality LLC


Great Business Class Award Availability to Asia Using American or Alaska Miles

There are certain “go-to” routes for award availability, when your favorite, most convenient or most ideal options aren’t open. One of those routes is Seattle – Tokyo on Japan Airlines. Here’s a search for awards in July, which isn’t the month with the best availability. What I wanted to do was illustrate when awards are toughest to get what availability looks like. Continue reading Great Business Class Award Availability to Asia Using American or Alaska Miles...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Advice, Tokyo, Seattle, Alaska Miles


Best dispensaries in Seattle

There are plenty of things Seattle is known for. The birth of grunge and Amazon, for example, and as the location for a bunch of scenes in 50 Shades of Grey. Also the unsettling connection to serial killers. Increasingly, however, it’s known for world-class cannabis shops. Whether you’re just passing through or you’re looking to make Seattle your home, Seattle is a city where cannabis lovers can be forever satisfied. These are the best recreational cannabis dispensaries in Seattle. 1. Have ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Washington, US, Cannabis, Seattle, Denver, All, Ike, Blanchard, Belltown, Eisenberg, Lake City Way, Ian Eisenberg, Martin Luther King Jr Way, Dispensaries


Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 March 2019

Stones (in both foreground and background) and sheep (everywhere) – we’ll see these in Kilmartin Glen, on our Scotland’s Highland Highlights Tour this September. Good morningWow, what a wild and crazy week this one has been, with the added dimension, for me personally but hopefully not for you, of (hopefully just) experiencing another kidney stone event.  These seem to be occurring with increasing frequency.The extraordinarily dysfunctional nature of Obamacare was driven home to me.  When it bec...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, London, Obamacare, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Africa, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tech, Tesla


Norwegian Cruise Line free cruise

To celebrate the North American launch of its new ship Norwegian Joy in May 2019, as well as Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10, 2019), Norwegian Cruise Line giving away free cruises to 15 educators and their plus ones in the US and Canada via its Giving Joy campaign. If you know any exceptional teachers, nominate them before April 12 on the Norwegian website. Teachers can also nominate themselves. Once the nominations are in, anyone can vote for their favorite teacher. In addition to the se...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, US, Los Angeles, Canada, Alaska, Miami, West Coast, Panama Canal, Seattle, All, Norwegian Cruise Line, Mexican Riviera, Cruise line, Andy Stuart


Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle returns to Portland after engine shut down

The Seattle-based airline says it was working Tuesday afternoon to get the 76 passengers and four crew members on a different Alaska plane.
Tags: Travel, News, Alaska, Portland, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Alaska Airlines


Bay Area gets more rain than Seattle

Seattle might be the US city most stereotypically associated with heavy amounts of rainfall, but this year, the San Francisco’s Bay Area is blowing it out of the water. According to Mike Nicco, ABC7 News meteorologist, “San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Rosa have each received more than 45 days of rain so far this year. Seattle has received 39 days of rain. Portland has received 42.” While you might think the rain has dampened the spirit of San Franciscans, that’s actually not entirely true. ...
Tags: Travel, California, US, San Francisco, Portland, Rain, Seattle, Bay Area, All, San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Rosa, San Francisco San Jose, Nicco, Mike Nicco


How to Travel Long-Term with a Companion (Without Killing Each Other)

When you think about long-term travel, you might like to have a travel partner for the whole trip or just part of the trip. It can get lonely when you’re travelling for a long time, and having a special friend or loved one with you can make it much easier. But being on the road also means putting that relationship to the test. Friend or romantic partner, sibling or travel companion — at some point, you’ll want to scream at each other or worse. So before you find yourself nose-to-nose wi...
Tags: Travel, Friends, Features, Seattle, Travel Tips, Solo Travel, Traveling Together, Traveler, Companion


American Airlines Cuts Even Deeper at New York JFK This Summer

The summer schedule is what's supposed to be the most dense, for the most profitable flying. And though there aren't new destinations being cut American is retreating from places like San Diego, like Seattle, and even Raleigh which was once an American hub but is now a Delta focus city. American Airlines doesn't have the assets in New York that United has at Newark or Delta has between JFK and LaGuardia. Current management sold their privileged position at LaGuardia to Delta while still runnin...
Tags: Travel, New York, Advice, US, Delta, San Diego, Newark, Seattle, United, Laguardia, American Airlines, New York JFK This Summer, LaGuardia Current



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