We’re less than a month away from 2019, and eagerly anticipating the most wonderful part of the year. Christmas trees, hot chocolate, cozy knits, and so many gifts. One of the best parts is giving and receiving gifts. Gifting is an art but can also become stressful at times.
Good eats, awesome trails, and small-town hospitality in Bentonville, AR
When Visit Bentonville invited us to come check out their city, best known as the birthplace of Walmart, I laughed. A lot. They preached about their award-winning chefs and up and coming “High South” food scene, and I rolled my eyes. Why would anyone from Seattle, arguably one of the best foodie cities in the country, go to Arkansas for the food (or for anything)? How many ways could they do meat and potatoes? Also, Bentonville is in the Ozarks which I’ve been binging on Netflix, and it looked scary as shit. I thought about being a typical Seattleite and passively ignoring the invite, but something caught my eye – this unassuming town had 163 miles of award-winning cycling trails weaving in and around it, making it a top destination for a biker’s vacation.
Named #1 of 15 hotels in the Seattle category by Condé Nast Traveler
Since opening in June 2016, Thompson Seattle has been consistently recognized for excellence in both the Seattle and national hospitality landscape by Conde Nast Traveler. This fall, Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Thompson Seattle recognized as #1 of 15 in its “Top Hotels in Seattle” category.
Grab your friends and family and head out to picturesque Friday Harbor for Fall hikes, beer festivals, and more
There’s nothing quite like Fall in the PNW – beautiful bright foliage, crisp morning air, and everything pumpkin spice (yes, all drinks and treats beyond Starbuck’s PSL are delish!). It’s my favorite time of year to get outside in Seattle, but it’s also a wonderful time to get out of the city, go offline, and spend some time out in nature.
A local writer sends his first book out into the world.
Calling all wanderlusters, seekers and humans in search of something more. A local author has penned his first book—part travelogue, part self-discovery exploration—and we highly recommend you tag along for the exhilarating ride.
Feast Portland 2018 welcomed 20,373 total attendees last weekend (September 13-16)! More than 120 local and visiting chefs participated, as well as wineries, breweries, distilleries, cider makers, artisans and more, in over 40 different delicious events during the four-day festival.
Fueling the season with delicious, healthful food + drink.
During this September stretch when we’re gradually transitioning from beach picnics to indoor potlucks and movie marathons, we’re thrilled to find ways to spice up our culinary and beverage choices—with options that prove good for our bodies, too.