Category Archives: General

Seattle Day Trip Itinerary – Pike Place Market Adventures

 Seattle hasn’t quite realized she’s a big city. The locals here have held on to her small town charm, protecting it fiercely in the parks that speckle her landscape and the small alley-tucked restaurants that continue to thrive. Here, where green isn’t just cool, it’s a way of life, cobblestone streets bud up next to [...]

Hamilton Metalplane H-47: History Floating and Flying Once More

“They don’t make them like that anymore.” Such sentiments are generally reserved for the wistful daydreamers of times long since past. They are rarely applied to operational seaplanes making takeoffs and landings from Seattle’s own Lake Washington. Yet Kenmore Air and Howard Wright have turned “generally” on its head. The recent restoration of the only [...]

Bennies in Victoria, BC

Eggs Benedict – that poached egg, butter sauced goodness – plopped its way into the culinary world in 1894. We can all thank Lemuel Benedict, the hungover Wall Street stockbroker, who stumbled into the Waldorf Astoria New York seeking a breakfast worthy of his prior evening’s festivities. His order consisted of: buttered toast, poached eggs, [...]

Things To Do in the San Juan Islands this Fall: Cuddling by the Fire

As the weather begins to change and the temperatures drop, I cuddle by the fire like it’s my job. In fact, temperatures don’t have to drop all that much for me to think cuddling is a great plan. Whether I have my honey by my side or I’m flying solo with a good book, you [...]

Adventures Re-Cap

With so many places to visit and so many things to do, picking can be difficult. Where do you eat? Where do you explore? What shopping is available? What art is around? Our Adventures feature some of our favorite ideas for exploring, indulging and relaxing in a few of our destinations. In no more than [...]