Category: Washington

9 of the best volcanoes to visit

9 of the best volcanoes to visit

What more says adventure and jaw dropping experience than the sight of an erupting volcano. The sheer splendour of watching the natural vibrant glow of molten rock seep or explode out of the earth’s crust is incredible and quite simply never gets boring! Across the globe we have many accessible volcanoes in near and far […]

Seattle is...

Seattle is…

Nestled between the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound, lies the wildly diverse city of Seattle—a blend of art, nature, technology and culture. This crown jewel of the Northwest never fails to amaze. Whether you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of a humpback whale or attempting to become a coffee connoisseur, Seattle’s […]

4 Summertime experiences to sample in Leavenworth, WA

4 Summertime experiences to sample in Leavenworth, WA

Nestled in the Cascades in central Washington, the mountain town of Leavenworth is known for its Bavarian theme and seasonal festivals. Summer’s warm climate maximizes outdoor pleasures while German architecture showcases flowers exploding over balconies and hanging baskets throughout the village. All that color and sunshine makes a cheerful setting. Enjoy shopping, beer gardens, and […]

10 of the best places to stay in North America this Spring

10 of the best places to stay in North America this Spring

As the ground thaws and flowers blossom, there’s never been a better time take advantage of North America’s natural beauty. Springtime is the perfect opportunity to take time out and enjoy the outdoors, and one of the best times to explore or take a romantic break. Get some inspiration for where to go this season from […]

5 things to do in Friday Harbor, WA

5 things to do in Friday Harbor, WA

Located on San Juan Island between Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver, in the heart of the Salish Sea, Friday Harbor is a small island community comprising one square mile. It’s the perfect weekend or overnight getaway. Arrive by private boat, ferry, plane, or even via whale watching cruise. Once you’re there, you will find accommodation and […]

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

The mysterious behaviours and complex curiosity of whales have intrigued humans for centuries, with their lamenting song coupled with an elegant dance. The migration pattern of whales brings seasonal opportunities across the world to spot whales dancing in their natural habitat – the long journey taken by the Pacific Gray whale from Siberia and Alaska down to […]

Interview with Larry Klimczyk, Executive Director of International Vacation Home Exchange

Interview with Larry Klimczyk, Executive Director of International Vacation Home Exchange

A travel junkie, Larry Klimczyk got the bug early in life when joining an international courier company; this is back in the day when people actually traveled overseas to deliver important business documents! Born in Seattle, he has worked in about 35 countries around the globe and visited nearly 70. Today his passion is in […]

9 of Seattle's top luxury hotels

9 of Seattle’s top luxury hotels

Seattle is a multi dimensional city that offers a great combination of outdoor activities and urban entertainment. You’ve got seaplanes flying overhead, quirky neighborhoods to explore, fantastic food, a busy iconic market on the water and a ferry system that provides infinite possibilities. If it’s culture you’re looking for, Seattle has theatre, museums and art […]

5 top tips for the luxury business traveler visiting Seattle

5 top tips for the luxury business traveler visiting Seattle

Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood is the tech start-up district and home to Amazon, Microsoft, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It’s a hotspot for business. This former industrial area now bustling with fresh energy is right in the middle of Seattle, making it a convenient home base for exploring the city when you’re […]

The world's best islands

The world’s best islands

Remember National Geographic’s top 10 islands to visit last October? It caused quite a stir as there were some that made the list that you perhaps wouldn’t expect. Now Tripadvisor has produced a similar top 10 islands list, and interestingly not a single island makes both lists! I’m not sure what this tells us – […]

Luxury bed and breakfast at a Washington winery

Luxury bed and breakfast at a Washington winery

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Seattle, WA. Surrounded by water and hundreds of points of interests, you may get lost in the simplicity of just being a tourist. In which case, you would be missing out on one of the most simplistic yet luxurious bed and breakfasts you’ve ever visited. Located […]

How to build an aeroplane in less than 3 minutes

OK, so the subject is perhaps a little misleading… but hopefully you still won’t be disappointed with this fascinating timelapse video of the Boeing 777-200LR being slowly – or quickly, depending on how you look at it – pieced together in Everett, Washington, USA.

Scotch tasting at The Davenport Hotel & Tower

Here’s a whiskey-lover’s dream. The Palm Court Grill at The Davenport Hotel and Tower presents a private Scotch tasting and dinner on 23rd October 2008, from 6-9pm.  Here’s the menu: 1st course: Macallan 12-year-old served with prosciutto-wrapped scallops with blue cheese whiskey caviar 2nd course: Highland Park 12-year-old served with a white onion and cheddar […]

Dine and dash in Seattle

Dine and dash in Seattle

Feed your sense of adventure and join Seattle Food Tours as you stay, walk and talk your way through Belltown. Join seasoned foodie tour guides for a two-and-a-half-hour cultural and epicurean adventure through Pike Place Market and Belltown. At the end of the day, fall full and happy into one of Hotel Andra‘s luxurious guest […]

Hästens has arrived at Hotel Ändra

Hästens has arrived at Hotel Ändra

Seattle’s Hotel Ändra has joined forces with Hästens of Sweden to offer the ultimate sleep experience. Hästens beds are unique in both their construction and the quality of sleep they offer. Hand-crafted in Sweden since the 1800s, Hästens beds offer only the finest natural materials – cotton, genuine horsehair, flax and pure new wool – […]

Dining at The Inn at Langley, WA

Dining at The Inn at Langley, WA

Reserve a table at  the The  Inn at Langley‘s restaurant and be prepared to experience culinary nirvana and discover for yourself why it consistently receives a ZAGAT rating of Extraordinary. The comfortable dining room features a massive double-hearth fireplace, wrought iron light fixtures, and more than a whiff of Frank Lloyd Wright. The beautifully crafted […]

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