Archive for the category "travel"

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 […]

Kayaking with Salmon on the Columbia River

October 31st, 2011 @ 11:05am by John Biehler

During my recent trip the Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, I had the chance to kayak on the Columbia River during the annual chinook salmon run in early October. Instead of taking a lot of photos above the water…I dipped my camera under the kayak to give you a unique view of the activity happening underwater […]

Visiting Fairmont Hot Springs, BC

October 21st, 2011 @ 11:45am by John Biehler

When I was a kid, growing up in Kelowna and Northern BC, my parents took our family on a lot of road trips. We went all over the place in the car camping, hoteling, etc. back in the days before iPads, Nintendo DS and seatback dvd players made road trips easier for us kids in […]

Early Autumn in Iowa

October 3rd, 2011 @ 12:07pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Beat the Cougars! the poster-sized sign read as it clung proudly to the front of the supply store on Main Street. I was heading to my first high school football game and it was homecoming no less. John and I spent ten days back in his hometown in Eastern Iowa and although we mainly worked […]

Marco Polo Tours: Tulalip, Seattle, Cruise to Vancouver

September 27th, 2011 @ 10:00am by Jennifer Miles

A few weeks ago when my close friend Christina called me up to tell me about a deal she had found on on the Travel Best Bets website for a trip to Seattle and back, I was quick to jump on board. This past weekend we made our way bright and early to Richmond Centre […]