Tours that explore the best of the Pacific NW (& beyond).
Sometimes the combined words “group” and “tour” conjure frightening images of claustrophobic buses and robotic guides regurgitating facts into a feedback-heavy mic. Thankfully, with EverGreen Escapes, this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Ahoy, mates! Summer in Seattle = boating bonanza. Now you can also join in the fun.
There are times when spontaneity trumps all. Two Thursdays ago was one such night for me (and for my lucky, globetrotting friends, pit-stopping in Seattle during a yearlong, round-the-world honeymoon). A generous sailing invite quickly evolved into a magical evening on Elliott Bay with some
Cozying up for good eats and drinks at the Alexis Hotel’s Bookstore Bar (plus the chance to go glam for a good cause).
Sometimes downtown hotels prove happenin’ spots (and not just for tourists). On a recent 50-degree June day, the Bookstore Bar in the Alexis Hotel became the perfect spot to cozy up for the afternoon. (However, while there I did eye the neglected patio tables out front and vowed to return as soon as the sun makes a consistent appearance!)
Local musicians team up to rock out for a good cause.
This past Saturday morning was not a typical one for me. By 9:30 a.m., I found myself in Rainier Valley, gloved up and making new friends over crates of cabbage, tins of coffee beans and supersize bags of dog food. The motivation for the early weekend wake-up call? To work alongside local musicians, nonprofit do-gooders and regular Rainier Valley Food Bank volunteers in support of the upcoming Gigs4Good concert.
Celebrating marginalized communities at SAM and SIFF.
Some days carry a unifying theme that we don’t register until after the fact. Last Wednesday was one of those for me–a delightfully arts-rich day that began downtown at the Seattle Art Museum and continued at Queen Anne’s SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. The common thread binding these culture pit stops? The celebration and exploration of indigenous communities.
All systems are go at Tacoma’s hottest new site.
Car lovers, rev up those engines. Beginning June 2, a brand-new, four-story museum celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Sited on a nine-acre campus in Tacoma, LeMay–America’s Car Museum (ACM) can be found adjacent to the Tacoma Dome and off I-5 (annually traveled by more than 7 million motorists).
Forward-thinking food that’s thoughtfully sourced and carefully served.
Sometimes when we hear “hotel food,” we think mass quantities of preservative-laden, buffet-ready grub. But thankfully the times are a-changin’…and luckily for the better (if Hyatt has anything to do with it, anyway). Thanks to a program recently launched by the global hotel brand,