Seattle is one of my favorite places to visit: the people are kind & quirky, the food scene is top notch & wandering around Pike Place Market makes my heart happy. So when we booked an Alaskan cruise that left out of Seattle, I was looking forward to our pre- & post-cruise city stays almost […]
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When traveling, I love to do as the locals do. I’m the kind of person who would visit Paris and not go to the Eiffel Tower, opting instead to sit in a sidewalk cafe & sip a glass of dry white wine. But there are some cities where the “touristy things” to are just so […]
Located a short 35 minute ferry ride from Seattle is charming Bainbridge Island, Washington. In 1841, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Charles Wilkes visited the Island while surveying the Northwest. Lt. Wilkes named the Island after Commodore William Bainbridge, commander of the frigate Constitution in the War of 1812. The island is part of the Kitsap Peninsula, […]
A pink door. No sign. No address. No frills. Just a pink door along an alleyway. That’s how you know you’ve found The Pink Door restaurant. Inside that pink door is a dimly lit cellar, with cathedral ceilings (where a few times a week an aerialist hangs off them & entertains diners), a set of […]
Two weeks ago, I guest blogged on Inn the Kitchen about all the fantastic things that the Inn at the Market in Seattle did to make our trip there in 2007 special. Upon further consideration, I decided that since this is one of my favorite hotels, it really deserved a full write up. Before I […]
A few weeks ago the Orange County Register contacted me to see if they could use one of my photos in an article for their Travel section on “America’s Best Breakfasts.” I was excited about this for two reasons:1. I love sharing my photos with people who wouldn’t normally get to see them, like people […]
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