Summer in Spokane, Washington

Monroe St. Bridge over the Spokane River at sunset. (Credit: Visit Spokane)

My adventure to Spokane, Washington came at the perfect time. The month of July in my beloved hometown of Los Angeles can be overwhelming. The malls and theme parks are flooded with kids on summer break. School’s out, but the freeways are jammed with tourists flocking to the Pacific Ocean. Needless to say, I longed […]

Planewear Shopping at Seattle Airport

Planewear Store in Sea-Tac

Traveling through Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle? If so, check out my friend’s new Planewear store, located in Sea-Tac’s Concourse C. They sell all kinds of fun, nostalgic plane-wear including their own SkyBelts (I have one!), Pan Am “vintage-inspired” t-shirts, passport covers, luggage tags, and bags. Prices range from $10.00 – $200.00. Planewear is open daily from 7:00 […]

Hotel profile: Four Seasons Seattle

Room at the Four Seasons Seattle

I was recently in Seattle touring Silk Air’s new 737 plane and the Boeing plants. I spent the first three nights at the Westin, which is a fine hotel, but for the last night, I was invited to stay at the Four Seasons Seattle. The Four Seasons is arguably the best hotel in Seattle—as is the […]

The Seattle Seahawks’ 2014 Victory Parade

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I was in Seattle last week to witness SilkAir welcome its first Boeing 737-800 but as luck would have it I was also able to catch the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl win and victory parade while I was there! Unfortunately, it was unseasonably cold and because the parade started really late and I was dressed inappropriately, watched […]

Leaf Watching at Your Own Pace

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This time of year, as the weather begins to cool and people bring their winter clothes out of storage, the full glory of nature is on display. A quintessential autumn event, the changing color of the leaves brings thousands out into the wilderness to pay witness to the beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows of deciduous […]

A weekend in Seattle

Argosy Cruises

My husband Chase and I took off for a weekend in Seattle.  Seattle is a great city, the atmosphere is very relaxed and casual and around every corner there are great restaurants, cafes and stores to browse through. We were determined to take in as much of the city as we could in the short amount […]