Tucked in along the hills of Ferndale, Washington, Red Barn Lavender Farm is a picture perfect look at the idyllic rural lifestyle.  Of course, a lot of hard work goes into the farm, which uses only natural and organic growing techniques. Throw is a view of Mt. Baker and you’ve got a beautiful environment – […]


How to Plan a Day at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo

by Mary Jo Manzanares on August 17, 2012

humboldt penguins at woodland park zoo seattle

Woodland Park Zoo, located in the Phinney Ridge area of Seattle, has been serving as the city’s zoo for over 100 years.  The zoo complex spreads out over 92 acres, and includes animals and exhibits, open space, a rose garden, many other gardens, administrative buildings and parking, and attracts over a million visitors a year.  Woodland […]

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Seattle Gum Wall: An Unsanitary Attraction

by Mary Jo Manzanares on July 23, 2012

Seattle Gum Wall

Chewing gum.  On the wall.  That’s what the Seattle Gum Wall is all about.  It might seem like it’s more complicated that than, but that’s all it is – a wall full of chewing gum, accumulated over nearly a decade. The Gum Wall is located in Post Alley at the Pike Place Market, right outside […]


Seattle vivid at dusk

  If you live in the Pacific Northwest you likely already know why those living in other parts of the United States flock to your region. From Washington to Oregon to Northern California, the Northwest boasts varying landscapes that suit every travel personality. So whether you’re looking for mountains, the ocean, wine country or an […]


Watching Professional Sports in Seattle

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 17, 2011

Safeco Field, The Safe

Seattle is a big sports town offering professional baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, and horse racing.  Whether you’re a die hard team fanatic, a casual fan, or just want a taste of what the locals get all excited about, here’s your Seattle professional sports guide: Baseball Safeco Field, home to the Seattle Mariners of the […]


Star Wars Exhibit on Display in Seattle

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 11, 2011

Pacific Science Center at Seattle Center campus

You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away, to get a look at generations of Star Wars memorabilia.  All you need to do is head to the Pacific Science Center to see its current featured exhibit “Star Wars:  Where Science Meets Imagination.”  The exhibit explores the futuristic technologies seen in the more […]