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Hidden Washington: Greetings from Bainbridge Island. Wish You Were Here!

Hidden Washington: Greetings from Bainbridge Island. Wish You Were Here!

Uncovering unique gems of the Pacific Northwest

This is the first in an ongoing series featuring Pacific Northwest experiences that shouldn’t be missed.  Like a beachcomber’s paradise — sifting sand to reveal sea glass or flipping wet rocks to find sea creatures — Bainbridge Island is filled with hidden treasures worth exploring. Here are tips, finds, and local faves for a perfect…

Oregon: The neighbor you think you know

Oregon: The neighbor you think you know

Discover Oregon's many charming quirks

Imagine a dinner party in the neighborhood. The invitation looks familiar, but when you arrive, the event is not at all what you expected. There are many rooms with different themes. The guests are intriguing and inviting. An astronomer chats with a master brewer, a ship’s captain extrapolates on weather patterns with a sommelier, and…

Malama Oahu, and Oahu Will Malama You

Malama Oahu, and Oahu Will Malama You

History, Hawaiian foods, and where to rest your head. A four-part series exploring Oahu

“Hawaii is not a state of mind but a state of grace.”- Paul Theroux Hawaii takes its responsibility as a tourist destination very seriously, and so should its millions of annual visitors. By leaving the island a better place, tourists enjoy a richer experience from their Hawaiian travels and gain a deeper appreciation for Hawaiian people…

Five Oahu Hotels with a New Look and Old Heart

Five Oahu Hotels with a New Look and Old Heart

History, Hawaiian foods, and where to rest your head: A four-part series exploring Oahu

The is the third story in our series on travel to the Hawaiian island of Oahu.  From Duke Kahanamoku holding court at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Mai Tai Bar to Don Ho singing “Tiny Bubbles” at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Oahu is known for its legendary hotels and iconic surf culture. When you stay at…

Travel - Calgary is Full of Surprises

Travel – Calgary is Full of Surprises

Get acquainted with Calgary, Canada’s friendliest big city

Take a well-organized, thriving metropolis of more than 1 million people and add in hipster food joints, craft cocktails, the culture of a cosmopolitan city, and vibrant street art. Shake it up like a martini and scatter it in the Canadian prairie surrounded by mountain villages and jaw-dropping scenery. This is Calgary — and all…

The Flavors of Aloha — From Food Trucks to Fine Dining

The Flavors of Aloha — From Food Trucks to Fine Dining

History, Hawaiian foods, and where to rest your head: A four-part series exploring Oahu

This is the second of four travel stories on exploring Oahu, Hawaii. Flavors of Aloha Hawaiian food has deep cultural, spiritual, and historical significance. The taro plant, which gives us poi, is fundamental to the Hawaiian creation myth, known as the child of the sky god and the older brother of Native Hawaiians. Food is,…

Travel - The New Adventures of Old Athens

Travel – The New Adventures of Old Athens

THIS ANCIENT CITY HAS BECOME A MODERN TREASURE

When you’re one of the oldest cities in the world, you’re bound to experience some ups and downs. Witness Athens, historically 3,400 years old but probably many thousands more. Anyone who might have visited Athens — say, during their college years with a backpack on the way to the islands — may have decided they…

Discover Oahu’s North Shore Mystique

Discover Oahu’s North Shore Mystique

History, Hawaiian foods, and where to rest your head: A four-part series exploring Oahu

Hawaiian Renaissance Renewed A buzz raced across the island of Oahu, from the North Shore to Waikiki, from local Hawaiian diners to plush hotel bars: The Eddie was on! The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational is one of the rarest events in sport, having taken place just ten times since 1984 due to its unique…

Sagecliffe Offers Some Welcome Sunshine

Sagecliffe Offers Some Welcome Sunshine

Sagecliffe Resort and Spa unites people and nature

For savvy Seattleites, the secret is out: Winter snowbirds in search of sunshine don’t have to fly south in winter — they can also drive east. A quick trip over Snoqualmie Pass opens a world of possibilities for vitamin D-deprived city dwellers, from Suncadia to Spokane. For turnkey sun and relaxation just two-and-a-half hours away,…

Travel Destination: Palm Springs

Travel Destination: Palm Springs

How to make the most of a trip to Palm Springs

“The desert tells a different story every time one ventures on it.” — Robert Edison Fulton Jr. Everything about Palm Springs defies easy description. It is both the name of a city and a catch-all term for the small towns scattered along the vast Coachella Valley, from Cabazon to Indio. It evokes hedonism, as well…

Starting in Seattle, Find Your Compass

Starting in Seattle, Find Your Compass

These four exotic destinations are well worth the trip

Seattleites are intrepid by nature, seeking escape away from the well-worn path. Places that are artistic, culinary, adventurous and a bit bohemian call to us. Snowbirds fly south for the sun’s rays, while surfers head west for winter swells. Powder addicts set their course due north, while national park enthusiasts gallop to the east. Whichever…

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