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 – […]


Celebrate National Park Week with FREE Entrance

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 18, 2011

Madison Falls, Olympic National Park

  Fresh air, stress reduction, discovering history, and outdoor recreation are just a few of the reasons that travelers choose to go to one of our 394 national parks.  As a way of celebrating our continuing relationship with these public lands, National Park Week – April 16-24, 2011 – offers visitors free entrance to all […]

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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 […]


2009 hub culture’s zeitgeist

by Juan on January 22, 2009

As we struggle to find ways to survive the current crisis and look at the leaders of the world to provide guidance, the latest Hub Culture 2009 Zeitgeist Ranking will come in handy as a tour of the cities that are better positioned to sustain an acceptable quality of life while providing plenty of opportunities […]


2008 global cities index

by Juan on November 17, 2008

Full Ranking

In January of 2007 I posted the globalization index, a partnership between Foreign Policy magazine and A.T. Kearney. At the time the report listed the most globalized countries, led by Singapore, Switzerland and the United States. A few weeks ago I decided to once again fine tune the editorial line of this blog …

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