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Top Travel Experiences of 2011

December 27th, 2011 @ 11:16am by Rebecca Bollwitt

As 2011 winds down, I have decided to do my annual “year in review” posts. While it’s tough to select the best moments (that I have blogged) over the last year, this week I’ll profile the following categories: Travel, Food, Music, and Entertainment. Travel A highlight for the blog in 2011 was partnering with Backyard […]

Amtrak Train to Seattle from Vancouver

December 6th, 2011 @ 2:21pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

For years I’ve been hearing about how wonderful the train trip is from Vancouver to Seattle. 4 hours straight across the border, coastline the majority of the way, free WiFi, and no worries. I experienced the journey myself just a few days ago and aside from the early departure and a few delays with the […]

Holiday Tea at Fairmont Olympic Seattle

December 1st, 2011 @ 3:13pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Afternoon tea at the Fairmont is a tradition in many cities along the coast. You can sit in a regal tea room at the Empress in Victoria, enjoy scones before your flight at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, and I’ve recent experienced a special holiday treat at the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle. Holiday Tea is hosted […]

The Maxwell Hotel Seattle

November 8th, 2011 @ 1:20pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

With a strong Canadian dollar, despite long waits at the border, Vancouverites love to spend time south of the border. Shopping at outlet malls, professional sports games, hitting the slopes, and more shopping are main draws between the two rainy Pacific Northwest cities. Over the last few years, John and I have enjoyed Seattle together, […]

Pike Place Market in Seattle

November 5th, 2011 @ 11:45am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Seattle’s Pike Place Market is not only an icon, it’s an attraction that draws over 10 million visitors each year as well as locals who are fortunate enough to have so much fresh fish and produce at their fingertips. I met up with Ben Franz-Knight, Executive Director of the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development […]