Local Adventure: Fremont

One Seattle neighborhood we seem to visit time and time again is Fremont. Maybe its self-proclaimed status as the Center of the Universe does on some subconscious level keep drawing us back! It certainly offers a variety of activities, shops, restaurants, and eccentricities that we continue to explore, and that we bring visiting family and friends …

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New Cleveland Breweries in the Flats

When we moved to Washington in spring 2015, we committed to going back home to Ohio for key holidays and significant events. We knew Brian would be heading back regularly to meet with customers and assumed I would tag along for those trips. We told everyone we would build in plenty of time for visiting …

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Things to Do on Chuckanut Drive

One of the first things I heard about when we moved to Washington was the abundance of beautiful, scenic byways throughout the state, and in particular, Chuckanut Drive. When people would find out we lived in Lynnwood, they'd always ask if we'd spent a day exploring that route. Several of my work colleagues recommended it and couldn't …

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An Afternoon on Vancouver’s North Shore

Although we've been to Vancouver several times, each visit has only served to remind us how much there is to see and do in the city and surrounding area. Our first time there we drove to the North Shore so we could explore Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. We had a blast but didn’t …

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Run 4k Wine in Woodinville, Washington

Once the weather started to improve in Ohio this past spring, my husband and I headed back outside for our morning run. We had slacked off during the winter so it was painful getting back into our groove. We didn't really get comfortable until we moved to Washington and started running nearly every weekday. The …

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Skagit Valley and the Highland Games Festival

We spent the end of last week and part of the weekend on our continued search for a home and put in yet another offer (I think we're up to six or seven-- if you haven't heard about the housing market in Greater Seattle, check out this recent article in the Seattle Times for a …

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Victoria, BC: Boat Rides and Chinatown

Victoria's harbor is certainly its focal point, and it was also the theme for our third day in the city. From seafood breakfasts to harbor ballets to water taxis, almost our entire day was on or along the water. We resorted to purchasing muffins from the cafeteria on the ferry the morning we arrived in Victoria …

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Fourth of July and the Boston Birthday

It's that time of year again. Summer. Fourth of July. BIRTHDAY! We had such a blast in Chicago last year celebrating my birthday (and, you know, the nation's birthday too, I guess) that I didn't know whether to go low key this year or try to out-do the previous year. Go big or go home, …

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