Worldy Fare: Bastille Cafe and Bar

While Brian and I love to try new food and drink when we travel, we don’t typically eat out when we’re at home unless we’re with friends and family, or meeting with work colleagues or customers. While this practice allows us to save money and better control the nutritional value of what we eat, it …

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A Long Weekend in Lake Chelan

We have heard from so many people about Lake Chelan and the surrounding area. It seems like its everyone's favorite summer getaway-- many people have a second home there or schedule an annual vacation rental. We certainly appreciate the appeal of spending summers on a lake. Brian's family owns a cottage on Lake Erie where …

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Local Adventure: Ravenna and Greenlake

Borrowing from our commitment to exploring our own backyard when we lived in Ohio, I decided one of my 2017 resolutions would be to explore a new Seattle neighborhood each month of the year. In January we timed our visit to the International District with Lunar New Year, which was an exciting time to experience …

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Celebrating Lunar New Year in Seattle’s International District

One of my 2017 resolutions is to do a better job exploring Seattle's various neighborhoods. We committed to local adventures in and around Cleveland before we moved and loved learning about places and things that were right under our noses but that we just never seemed to get around to exploring. I wanted to apply …

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Winter Weekend in Friday Harbor

Fall is my favorite season, and it always seems to fly by in a whirlwind of activities-- tons of family and friend birthdays and anniversaries, several holidays, hunting season, and the general flurry at work as everyone prepares for a strong ending to the fiscal year. As much as I love the beautiful and crisp …

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Traveling Solo: Leavenworth and Plain, Washington

Each fall and winter I tend to fly solo while my husband is off hunting deer, migratory birds or-- as of late-- bear and cougar. He grew up hunting with his dad, brother, uncles and friends and has continue to travel to meet them to hunt as long as we've been together (all 12+ years!). While …

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Yakima Valley Wine Country: Rattlesnake Hills

For an early wedding anniversary getaway we spent a weekend in Yakima Valley, exploring the various wine regions. After a great day of tasting wines in Prosser's Vintner's Village, we were ready to tackle the many wineries throughout Rattlesnake Hills. I had researched quite a few tasting rooms for us to visit so we started out early …

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Labor Day Drive Through the Mountains

We spent an incredible Labor Day weekend exploring the North Cascades Pass, Winthrop and Twisp. Our last morning we woke up early, grabbed some coffee and breakfast to go from a little stand across the street from our hotel, and set off for our drive back through the Northern Cascades and home to our beloved cat. …

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