Getting on island time is truly a breeze when hopping over to Vashon for the day, weekend or a lengthier stay. Simply board the ferry in West Seattle (by car or bicycle), blink your eyes, and find yourself on a rural isle that’s roughly the size of Manhattan and marked by an artsy, carefree and hippie-tinged personality of its very own. If you only have 24 hours or so to explore Vashon, here are a couple gems you won’t want to miss.
Getting to know this happenin’ zone’s waterside parks + trendsetting patios.
Ask any Vancouver resident their thoughts on Yaletown, a thriving neighborhood along the south side of downtown’s peninsula, and he or she likely has an opinion. Whether it’s a destination for weekend spin classes, a celebratory night on the town or simply enjoying some of the best people-watching around, it’s clear that this chic zone is a place to “see and be seen.”
The Grand Canyon is one of the most recognizable National Parks in the United States with its distinguished layered bands of red rock. Formed over millions of years, the Canyon runs 10 miles across and a mile deep. After plenty of research and a successful five-day trip, here are some of my tips and a few pictures (though these don’t do it justice). Honestly, you need to put it on your list—I can’t put into words how magnificent and stunning it is to experience in person.
Some of our favorite places in Vancouver.
There is so much to explore in Vancouver’s many vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, including outdoor activities, walking the city, and delicious places to eat and drink. Here are some of our must-do’s when we visit Vancouver. The US Dollar is still strong, with $1USD = $1.37CAD so it can be an affordable weekend getaway.
During the month of May, Suncadia Resort will be hosting ‘Wellness Month’ demonstrating different ways to stay active and have a little fun outside the city. Suncadia has even partnered with Seattle celebrity trainer KaisaFit to promote the activities and teach classes on property. Not all events are exclusive to guests and there will be complimentary fitness sessions as well.
Brighten up your spring with this beautiful island’s laid-back draws and dynamo deals.
We already know that the San Juan Islands dazzle in summer months, showing off in shimmering, sun-kissed, soul-soothing ways we cannot sufficiently put into words. But did you know that these islands hold a special charm in winter and spring months, too? Here are just a few reasons we suggest you beat the crowds and switch over to “island time” sooner rather than later.
Looking for a good excuse to eat your way through charming, welcoming Portland? We know, we know; it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. Chew on this: During the entire month of March, PDX serves up 31 days of delectable fare at a price that may—upon first glance—seem like a typo.
We’ve always found British Columbia to be an alluring destination: The beautiful province is conveniently close to Seattle and offers an opportunity to use our passports when we’re feeling the itch. Perhaps most importantly, Canada happens to be home to some of the nicest people on the planet. (And right now, for obvious reasons, many of us feel an urge to migrate north more than ever before.)
Located 40 minutes north of Seattle is the stunning AAA Four Diamond Tulalip Resort Casino where you’ll find a multitude of offerings, including luxurious accommodations, a rejuvenating spa, first-class entertainment, fine-dining restaurants, and impeccable service. This weekend getaway is right next to discounted designer shopping at the Seattle Premium Outlets. Seattleite was fortunate to stay and enjoy all that the Tulalip Resort Casino had to offer and we want to share it with you!
Located just 80 miles from Seattle nestled amongst the Cascade Mountains, Suncadia is the perfect lovers escape this February with its ‘Sweetheart Saturdays’ events. Each weekend offers different romance-inducing activities such as cocktails and coal drawings, blind-folded yoga with wine(!), latin dancing, or a snowshoe and brew tour.