A new series makes its Seattle debut at REI headquarters.

Next Monday, October 8, HBO hosts a Seattle premiere of its latest comedy series CAMPING—at the flagship REI store on Yale Ave N. Here’s what viewers can expect: “Starring Jennifer Garner as the obsessively organized and aggressively controlling Kathryn, this show follows a group of old friends, family members and a free-spirited tag-along as they arrive at the underwhelming Brown Bear Lake campsite to celebrate a landmark birthday.”

Watch all the action from downtown’s Sky View Observatory.

It’s nearly that much anticipated weekend of summer yet again—Seafair—and we can think of no better place to watch the air show this Saturday and Sunday than from the Sky View Observatory. Located on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center, the nearly 1,000-foot-tall venue (which recently underwent a million dollar makeover), offers the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest. 

For newbies and skeptics, we present the decadent Norwegian Bliss.

If we’re being honest, we’re not sure we’ve ever fancied ourselves official “cruise people.” However, the massive, luxurious Norwegian Bliss may have us changing our tune. Here are some reasons this brand-spanking-new vessel might also shift your thoughts about a fascinating mode of travel and seeing the world.