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. 

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A view from the Rim Trail. Grand Canyon, AZ.

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. 

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. 

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.)

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Love is all around for us at Seattleite and this Valentine’s Day, Tulalip Resort Casino is offering a night of fun-loving Rock and Roll music and perfectly matched plates. The Resort’s centerpiece events are the annual Rock Ballad Ball, which features music from two tribute bands and a jamming buffet dinner, or a choice from their seven award-winning restaurants that spotlight amorous inspired dishes and drinks.

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!