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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

US cities with the most coffee shops

When it comes to a city’s coffee options, more is always better than fewer. Because while you can count on a Starbucks on every corner, you can also count on the worn-out playlist of the same coffee every time. A wide range of options is part of what makes the best coffee cities in the world, well, the best coffee cities. Variety is what keeps our caffeine addiction interesting. While searching for the best places for coffee lovers to live, ApartmentGuide recently took a look at the US cities...
Tags: Travel, Utah, US, America, San Francisco, Portland, Michigan, Starbucks, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Berkeley, Pittsburgh, University Of Michigan, All

State lays blame for deadly Ride the Ducks crash on maker, Seattle operator of tour vehicle

The operator failed to act on a critical warning about a defect in the axle, said a senior counsel with the state Attorney General’s Office.
Tags: Travel, News, Seattle, Local News, Ducks, Northwest, Local Business

Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to furloughed counterparts in U.S. — including Seattle

Canadian air traffic controllers are buying pizzas for their American counterparts who are working but not getting paid due to the continued federal government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history.
Tags: Travel, News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Nation & World Politics, Boeing & Aerospace

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

Travel: No ship of fools for these cruise performers

Garry Carson has heard it thousands of times from cruise passengers before showtime: “I don’t like magic, but let’s see if the guy is any good.” Some entertainers would have bruised egos overhearing such comments, especially on a crowded elevator ride to the deck of the theater. But after 500-plus cruises over 22 years, the seafaring magician knows the life of taking an act on the road where there are no roads. “These people aren’t there because they love or even like magic,” said Carson, pointi...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Florida, New York, Texas, Australia, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Brian Wilson, Long Beach, New Orleans, Miami

Sun Country Grows Every Which Way

In recent history, Sun Country has been an afterthought. It was a small airline that during the best of times was marginally profitable. It focused almost entirely on flying people from Minneapolis to… everywhere. Things have been slowly changing under new leader Jude Bricker. We’ve heard Jude talk about what he wants to do, but now we’re seeing the network strategy really ramp up. “Strategy” may be a loose word. The airline’s strategy appears to be looking for any random opportunity that ...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Minnesota, Minneapolis, La, Chicago, Portland, Nashville, Seattle, San Antonio, Frontier, Providence, Honolulu, Anchorage, Allegiant, Jude

Top 10 things to do in Seattle

Recently named among the top cities in the U.S. by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in their 2018 Readers Choice Awards, Seattle offers superb urban and outdoor experiences, and provides the perfect point of departure point for a luxury cruise holiday to Alaska. You’ll find many of the city’s top attractions located close to the […] The post Top 10 things to do in Seattle appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Usa, Washington, Attractions, Alaska, North America, Seattle, Regions, Going Out, Conde Nast Traveler

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

How the shutdown is affecting travel

The government has been shut down for about two weeks, and travelers are really feeling its negative effects. While the shutdown isn’t making travel impossible, it’s thrown a wrench into many aspects of the travel industry that have resulted in delays, inconveniences, and even safety concerns for travelers. The longer the shutdown lasts, the more issues are likely to arise. While TSA agents remain working, an increasing number are taking “sick days” due to being forced to work without pay, ca...
Tags: Travel, News, Cnn, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, Tsa, State Department, Dc, Seattle, Air Traffic Control, Faa, Government Shutdown, Shutdown, Jonathan Jarvis, Smithsonian Institution, National Zoo

Thousands without power in Seattle area following pounding windstorm

The power outage was blamed for a nationwide ground stop for all Alaska Airlines flights between about 4:20 and 5:15 a.m. Sunday.
Tags: Travel, Weather, News, Nation, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Alaska Airlines

Thousands without power in Seattle area following powerful windstorm

The power outage was blamed for a nationwide ground stop for all Alaska Airlines flights between about 4:20 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. Sunday.
Tags: Travel, Weather, News, Nation, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Alaska Airlines

Weekly Roundup, Friday 4 January 2019

Fedex tracking information showing it will take eight days for a package to travel about 15 miles from Seattle to Redmond.  See article below. Good morning A chatty sort of newsletter rather than a “real” one today.  I’m still easing back into the usual routine after a disruptive Christmas/New Year break, but plan to be back to whatever passes for normal next week. There used to be a time when I’d bemoan the start of each new year due to the difficulty in breaking the habit learned over the pre...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Australia, Youtube, Trains, US, Newsletter, Walmart, UPS, David, Usps, Shanghai, New Zealand, Airbus

Ige appoints Connors as attorney general, Honolulu officer cooperating with feds in police corruption case, Maui's new mayor takes office, Big Island water bottling plant unpopular, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Attorney General appointee Clare Connors with Gov. David Ige PC:Governor's Office Gov. David Ige has appointed Clare Connors, a prominent local attorney and experienced litigator, to serve as Hawaii’s next attorney general, replacing Russell Suzuki. Star-Advertiser.Governor’s pick for attorney general is longtime litigator — who sometimes targeted state. Hawaii News Now.Former assistant U.S. attorney picked to be Hawaii's new attorney general. KHON2.Hawaii Gov. David Ige Thursday appointe...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Senate, Hawaii, El Nino, Seattle, DOE, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Katherine, state Department of Education, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands

Mayor Jenny Durkan moves ahead with $160 million tax to help remake Seattle’s waterfront

The tax would be levied against property owners within a district stretching from T-Mobile Park to Denny Way and from Elliott Bay to Interstate 5.
Tags: Travel, News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Elliott Bay, Mobile Park, Denny Way, Jenny Durkan

The 10 Hiking Essentials Everyone Should Carry

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. If you purchase an item through these links, I receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. This helps me continue to write free content like the article you are reading. I only recommend products or experiences I personally use or see a use for. The Mountaineers, a Seattle based organization for climbers and outdoor adventures – and the people behind the bible of mountaineering – Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, put...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Camping, Hiking, Canada, Chile, Backpacking, Patagonia, Newfoundland, Seattle, Alberta, Hills, Saskatchewan, Atacama Desert, Amy, Don

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

‘Wet and windy’: Storm with strong winds approaches Western Washington

The storm is not expected to cause damage in the Seattle area, but windy conditions could continue into Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Tags: Travel, Weather, News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Western Washington

The biggest ways 2018 changed food

A lot changed about the way we eat — and the way we think about food — in 2018. We lost Anthony Bourdain, a man who opened people’s eyes to other cultures and changed the way we think about how food and culture interact. Samin Nosrat, the author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and host of a show of the same name, taught everyone with a Netflix account a new way to think about cooking around the world. There was more authenticity in restaurants, and some places the media had written off for dead were...
Tags: Travel, Food, New York, Instagram, California, La, America, European Union, Netflix, Harvey Weinstein, Portland, Starbucks, Seattle, Denver, Kfc, Alice

Scenic train rides to ski resorts

Ski vacations truly are the antidote to the post-holiday winter blahs. But sometimes getting to said ski vacations involves inching your way up an icy, two-lane highway, spending more time crammed in your car than speeding down a mountain. Much like traversing cities, trains help people avoid the pain of traffic en route to their ski destinations. Whether day trips near American metros like Denver or week-long excursions through foreign terrain in, say, Switzerland, taking a train to the moun...
Tags: Travel, New York, Minneapolis, Colorado, Boston, America, San Francisco, Chicago, Alaska, Skiing, Washington Dc, New Zealand, Switzerland, Tom Brady, Jasper, Philadelphia

The craziest travel stories of 2018

This year may go down as the year service animals finally got a little too extra. Though we’d tolerated dogs, cats, and even the occasional mini-horse onboard planes to help keep people sane, this year’s abundance of ridiculous emotional support animals culminated with Delta banning them on long-haul flights and Popeyes offering emotional support fried chicken. But ridiculous animals weren’t the only crazy travel stories to emerge from 2018. There was also a human heart erroneously left on a ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Facebook, Florida, London, California, France, Germany, Boston, Disney, US, Atlanta, Rome, Munich, Hawaii, Paris

Delta flight unexpectedly diverted

While on a long-haul flight from Beijing to Seattle on December 24, the 194 passengers aboard Delta Airlines’ flight 128 made a pit stop in the middle of nowhere, i.e. Shemya Island, Alaska. The flight diversion was caused by a potential engine issue, so no one was expecting to spend any time on the tiny, remote island that consisted solely of a runway strip in the Bering Sea. I'm still alive! So… we lost one engine, landed on a US air force base in Alaska in the middle of the ocean. D...
Tags: Travel, US, Delta Airlines, Beijing, Alaska, Delta, Seattle, Flights, All, Bering Sea, Flight Diversions, Shemya Island Alaska, Shemya Alaska, Jonathan Kealing, Pacific Ocean Luckily

Reviewing Your 2018 Predictions and Making Your 2019 Picks

It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means. It’s time to look back at your predictions for 2018 as well as make you picks for what you think will happen in 2019. The 2017 review saw almost 100 comments, and it has been quite the pain to try to organize all of these. So for this year’s picks, things are changing. I will only include one pick from each commenter in the year-end review. You can write down as many as you want, but only the first one you write will be inclu...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, UK, London, Australia, White House, Boston, Oil, Miscellaneous, US, Alabama, Qatar, Ted, Chicago, Atlantic

Cities working toward sustainability

As deep concerns over climate change continue to grow, it’s more important than ever to take action to curb the effects of global warming for our planet and the lives it sustains. A United Nations climate change report issued in October warned that if we don’t take drastic measures against global warming, our planet could see some devastating effects as early as 2030, including more intense heat waves, rising sea levels, and extreme droughts. To prevent this from happening, carbon dioxide em...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Boston, Environment, US, Sustainability, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Hawaii, United Nations, Denmark, Copenhagen, Seattle, Boston Public Library, Oslo

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

Inside the very cool world of Seattle’s elite ice carvers

Ice sculptures are both labor-intensive and luxuriously temporary, made-to-order monoliths whose shimmering surfaces reflect hopes, dreams and achievements.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, News, Life, Lifestyle, Seattle

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

Best month for cheap flights

Traditionally, January is the epitome of winter misery. The bright lights and festive music of Christmas have all come down, and all you’re left with are 4:00 PM sunsets and an ice scraper to keep you warm. Tack that on to credit card bills from the holidays that literally make you avoid opening your mailbox, and it’s time for a little escape from reality. You shouldn’t let those astounding holiday bills keep you from it, either. Not that we’re preaching financial irresponsibility, but accord...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Barcelona, Chicago, Washington Dc, Paris, Mexico City, San Jose, Dublin, Seattle, Cheap Flights, January

It’s here! Winter solstice brings promise of longer days to fight the gloom

There’s some hope to be found in the gloom of these dark December days: The winter solstice is here, which means the days will gradually get longer after Friday. Today, on Dec. 21, the sun will rise around 7:54 a.m. and set at 4:20 p.m. in Seattle, marking the shortest day of the year. From […]
Tags: Travel, Weather, News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest

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