Category Archives: General

13th Annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival July 19 & 20

Tomorrow, all things lavender will be celebrated at the thirteenth annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival. And when I say all things – I mean all things. There will be Lavender Ice Cream. There will be Lavender Lemonade. There will be Lavender Iced Tea, Lavender Coffee and lavender baked goods. It’s going to be a [...]

Seattle One Day Trip Itinerary – Shopping Downtown

There’s nothing quite like shopping in the big city where flagship stores and high-end boutiques abound. Sure, Seattle’s bustling metropolis doesn’t have the same reputation as New York’s shop-till-you-drop atmosphere. But really, isn’t one urban jungle enough?   Here, in a city where fashion is in the eye of the wearer, you can peruse to [...]

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, [...]