Local Adventure: Kayaking and Margaritas

If you happen to find yourself in Seattle on a beautiful, warm, sunny day (highly likely during the months of June-August) and are looking for ways to take advantage of the outdoors, I recommend you make your way to Agua Verde in the University District. This awesome spot on the northern shore of Lake Union …

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Local Adventure: West Seattle

For the past three years we’ve been talking about getting over to West Seattle to check out Alki Beach and the many foodie spots our friends and work colleagues have recommended to us since we moved to Seattle. That’s a crazy long time, but we just haven’t been able to make it a priority! To …

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Exploring Seattle’s Capitol Hill

We’ve had a lot of fun exploring different spots on Capitol Hill, from eating at Stateside to visiting the Volunteer Park Conservatory, to climbing the tower for views of the surrounding area, to taste-testing coffee at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery! As part of my birthday celebration, we added a few more experiences to the list, grabbing …

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Pike Place Market Charm: We Were Here

Long before our first visit to Seattle, I had heard about Pike Place Market. I don't remember how or why. It's certainly one of the more highly promoted attractions in the greater Puget Sound region so I may have simply read about it in one of my travel magazines at some point. When we moved here, …

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Washington Hikes: Cherry Creek Falls

The last time my parents visited I spent some time on the Washington Trails Association website looking up nearby hikes. If you have any interest at all in spending time on the trail anywhere in the state, you HAVE to reference this website during your planning. It’s so well-organized, has so much great information, and …

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Local Adventure: Capitol Hill

We continue to make our way through different Seattle neighborhoods, discovering the better known as well as the lesser known things to do, places to eat, and more. Although we've been to Capitol Hill on a few occasions, we haven't spent an entire day there getting to know the neighborhood. A few recent experiences include: Meeting …

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Seattle’s Smith Tower Experience

The Smith Tower remains an iconic standout on Seattle's skyline, despite being surrounded on all sides by gigantic skyscrapers in various stages of completion. Its bright white exterior and interesting design are easy to spot as you're walking around downtown. We remembered learning about it on our first visit to Seattle in 2010, and although we've seen …

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