Even before the attention of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler was a place that needed no introduction. For Seattleites, the long-term love affair with Whistler grows stronger with every powder turn and seven mile run. Like any relationship there are always new things to discover, here are a few suggestions for your next visit that will keep things exciting and fresh.
Like hibernating bears, Seattleites use the winter months to catch up on rest over lazy pajama weekends. Vacation rentals offer affordable travel for large groups, allowing you to cook your own food and spend quality time with your friends or family while exploring a new area. Gather your favorite books, movies and games and plan the ultimate veg fest by renting a cabin in one of Washington’s beautiful natural places.
Traveling during Thanksgiving can be full of hang-ups, cancellations, and people losing patience in the wake of surprise. Idioms like “Expect the unexpected,” “Plan for the worst, hope for the best,” and “Take a chill pill” quickly lose their value when confronted by overnight delays, snowstorms, and an entire city shut down. Here are 5 tips for preparing for travel hang-ups during the holiday season.
The panoply of languages, diversity of cultures, and stylishness of its inhabitants give Vancouver it’s vibrantly unique personality. People from all over the world and all walks of life share the busy downtown sidewalks in this cosmopolitan city.
In Seattle the coming of rain means only one thing, ski season is close to follow. Waiting for snow to powder the slopes doesn’t have to feel like such a chore. Many ski towns turn into relaxing fall getaways, quiet natural landscapes with crisp mornings, sunny afternoons, fall foliage, and the mountains all to you. Here’s your guide to a few shoulder season suggestions.
When the light changes from white to yellow and the mornings are crisp and quiet, fall has arrived in Seattle. This is also the time of year when farmer’s markets are buzzing with activity and a wealth of produce. The surrounding farms welcome your visit and offer activities that will get you in fall spirit.
Rattlesnakes, tales of trickster coyote, and temperatures in the 100s with desert lakes for cooling off, not exactly the scene one expects from British Columbia. Four and a half hours drive from Seattle, the south Okangan region of B.C. is rich with history and a growing wine and dining
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.
Seattle’s eardrums are still ringing from the ice cream trucks going every direction during the recent heat wave. Nothing beats ice cream while traveling, taking a midday break to enjoy a treat after sight seeing. Here are a few infamous shops to drool over, tempting you to get up from your computer and run to the nearest creamery.
During the summer, city streets, waterfront cafes and gardens overflow with laughter, smiling faces, and a quirky charm that makes Victoria such a special destination.
Full of vibrantly unique residents, Victoria shares its originality with tourists, giving visitors the chance to connect with its colorful personality. Easily accessed for a weekend visit, Seattleites would
Rewarding travel demands an open heart, an open mind, and an open stomach. While “street meat” may be unappetizing to a fledgling traveler, more adventurous visitors consume their calories from the stalls, stands and vendors selling the best tasting (and cheapest) treats.