We’re a little different here in the Pacific Northwest (aka the PNW). We have something no one else has – we have it all. You’re not just going to find rugged mountain terrain or valleys filled with lush vineyards. This isn’t a place which only has lakes or ocean front real estate. And while it does have several bustling metropolises, it also has a collection of quiet small towns.
Nope. The PNW is a big slice of everything rolled into one glorious region. That’s why I find it so hard to pinpoint my favorite things to do and see. Luckily, none of us have to. We get it all. Sounds pretty good, right?
Kenmore Air makes being so smitten with the PNW even better. Our flights are amazing. And we’re always looking for more ways to let you see the region’s beauty. That’s where our Sea & Sky Package comes in.
Partnering with the Victoria Clipper, we’ve made it easy as pie to travel by both the sea and sky between Victoria, BC and Seattle, WA. (more…)
The Black Friday rush. The Cyber Monday craze. It’s a little hard to keep up with it all. How do you find the perfect gifts without having to fight the dizzying crowds? What unique presents will tell those you love just how much you love them?
Whether it’s to a new destination or a favorite getaway, nothing quite enhances someone’s life like seeing the world. Getting beyond one’s everyday routine changes their perspective and broadens their horizons. And now, you can help them go even further for the same price.
Kenmore Air is adding an additional 10% to the value of every gift certificate purchased now through 12:00 PM, December 24, 2013. (more…)
Black Friday is wonderful, but I’m not ready to brave the crazy crowds. I need a day. My tummy needs a day. Those seconds and thirds of turkey, stuffing and pie are still digesting.
Come tomorrow however, I’ll be ready for some festivities and holiday shopping. I’m partial to the small town gigs and local shops. I like events filled with carolers and tree lightings. That’s why Port Angeles is right up my alley.
Tomorrow, November 30 is their Hometown Holiday celebration where you can kick off the season with all sorts of deals and fun events.
What makes this trip to Port Angeles even better? New lower fares!
Now, flights from Seattle to Port Angeles are just $69 and flights from Port Angeles to Seattle are just $72!* Talk about a great deal for a last minute, get out of town trip.
What are the fun events? (more…)
There’s something about lights, little twinkling lights, which just gets me every year. Right about now, when my turkey is defrosting and my pumpkin pie is baking, the giddy anticipation begins.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m very much a fan of stuffing, gravy and all things surrounding the best holiday – AKA Thanksgiving. But in my very strong opinion, one of those things is the post dinner beginnings of Christmas.
While I love the decorated trees the most, there’s so much more to it. It’s all of it. It’s the carols and the light up snowflakes. It’s the sweaters coated in red and the shops which hand out miniature candy canes. It’s Santa, hot chocolate and small towns gathering together for a tree lighting ceremony.
This year, you too can join the fun. Orcas Island and San Juan Island are offering back-to-back nights of festivities. (more…)
I like beer. Good beer. Not the kind young college whippersnappers chug while attempting a handstand on top of a keg. I’m talking about beer with flavor. The wheaty concoctions which actually taste better when they’re not ice cold.
That’s why I knew immediately I liked Becca Gray. We were discussing beer. Her beer. She owns the Island Hoppin’ Brewery with Nate Schons and Jim Parker. She said:
We kept getting requests for an all-day drinking beer. A sort of Pabst Blue Ribbon kind of suds. But we were never going to make a beer that tasted like Pabst. We just couldn’t do that. Kolch was our answer. It’s light in body, but it drinks like a lager. It’s a beer I enjoy drinking and that’s the only kind of beer we serve.
Becca is true to her word. While visiting the small craft brewery on Orcas Island, I sampled every available selection and some which weren’t even quite ready to pour. The flavor profiles ranged wildly, but one thing was consistent. They were always complex with a smooth finish which made sipping a delight. (more…)