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On the Water: Seattle's H20 Guide

WhereTraveler Seattle, August 2019

Water covers more than 40 percent of Seattle, which means you can't go very far before bumping into an expanse of glistening waves.

Wish You Were Here

Visit Seattle, Winter/Spring 2018-2019

These days, travel isn't just about finding the perfect souvenir — it's about savoring the moments and cherishing the mementos that serve as a lasting reminder of an incredible trip. Be inspired by these Seattle attractions to start creating your own memories about this magical destination.

The Nordic Way

Where Guestbook Seattle, 2018-2019

Newly reopened, the Nordic Museum is a cultural treasure trove highlighting some of the world's northernmost countries.

Foodie Tours

Epicure Seattle, 2018-2019

Eat your way through Seattle on a guided culinary adventure.

Take a Break: Austin Day Trips

Reflections, November 2018

On your next trip to Austin, mix business with pleasure using these five fun day trips.

Setting the Bar

PRIME Living, Spring 2018

From the taverns where revolutions were plotted to the speakeasies where illicit drinking went down, bars have been part of our history for ages.

Cabo Is Calling

Reflections, December 2017

Luxurious adventure in Baja California provides for the perfect winter retreat.

Make a Difference When You Travel

Reflections, November 2017

Programs like Hotel Keys of Hope, initiatives like Travelers Against Plastic, and events like the Climb For Himalaya Children allow you to combine traveling with doing some good in the world.

Making the Grade

PRIME Living, Fall 2017

No matter how long ago your academic career was, there’s something about college towns that’s irresistible. Add these three to your bucket list — they score an A any day.

The Perfect Pairing: Wine and Activities

PRIME Living, July/August 2017

Ready to take your wine tasting up a notch? Add an active excursion to your sipping to create a bucket list experience that’s certainly worth a cheers.

Play Outside

Visit Seattle, Summer/Fall 2017

Seattle may be an urban metropolis, but it’s equal parts skyscrapers and scenic beauty. With towering mountains, lush forests, and glistening waters, the Pacific Northwest is the place to get out and explore.

Airport Security Smarts

cent$, Summer 2017

Your guide to getting through the line faster.

Brews and Bikes: Where Portland’s Cycling and Beer Scenes Collide

Marriott Traveler, May 15, 2017

From guided tours and cycle-themed bars to beercentric bike shops, there’s a beer-and-cycle adventure for you in Portland.

Time to Unplug

Reflections, May 2017

A digital detox on the Washington coast.

Enlightenment à la Carte

Texas Journey, March/April 2017

Exploring Boulder's Chautauqua Park, a historic haven for seekers of self-improvement. 

A Sumptuous Escape to St. Barts

PRIME Living, March/April 2017

Finding a little piece of France in the Caribbean.

The Ultimate Texas Road Trip

Texas Heritage for Living, Spring 2017

We’ve rounded up the most interesting stops throughout the Lone Star State for what can only be described as the ultimate Texas road trip.

Review: Hotel Max

The Telegraph, January 2017

The art-forward Hotel Max is a stylish urban escape that encapsulates the spirit of the city. 

Review: The Maxwell Hotel

The Telegraph, January 2017

The whimsical Maxwell Hotel welcomes guests with a brightly colored lobby, spacious rooms, a central location near the Space Needle, and fun amenities including pineapple cupcakes.

Review: The Edgewater Hotel

The Telegraph, December 2016

You don’t have to be musical royalty to enjoy the waterfront location and rustic cabin-chic vibe.

Review: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

The Telegraph, September 2016

Down-to-earth, eco-conscious Seattle meets the posh Four Seasons brand at this downtown hotel, perched in a prime spot on 1st Avenue near the water and many of the city’s biggest attractions. 

Bring Your Sleep Routine on the Road

Sleep Number Blog, Aug. 6, 2016

Ah, summer vacation. You’ve packed your clothes, your toiletries, your passport — but what about your healthy sleep habits?

4 Pools Heating Up This Summer

Life Is Suite, May 24, 2016

Spend your summer days laying poolside, where there’s plenty of entertainment to take you all the way through Labor Day.

Tips to Cut Spending, Not Fun, On Your Summer Vacation

Texas Heritage for Living, May 9, 2016

Whatever your summer vacation plans entail, you don’t want to let budget constraints spoil the fun. So try these tips for frugal traveling.

A River Runs to It

PRIME Living, May/June 2016

Smaller and more nimble than their ocean counterparts, river cruise ships are able to navigate waterways that aren't accessible to 2,000-passenger boats.

Healing Waters

PRIME Living, May/June 2016

Water has an undeniable magnetism, which makes it the perfect centerpiece for a bucket list item. As Chinese philosopher Laozi said, “Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.”

Night at the Museums of Texas

Texas Heritage for Living, Feb. 17, 2016

Being cooped up indoors doesn’t have to be a drag — help cure your kid’s wintertime cabin fever with a trip to one of these interactive museums across the Lone Star State.

The Island Life

PRIME Living, November/December 2015

Find your way to the Cook Islands, a pristine South Pacific getaway loaded with superlative scenery and friendly locals.

Praising Arizona

Journey (AAA Washington), November/December 2015

The road from Tempe to Tombstone reveals the many sides of desert charm.

The Air Up There

BC Reflections, August 2015

Adventures in heli-hiking in British Columbia.

Snapping Summer Photos Across Texas

Texas Heritage for Living, July 28, 2015

If states could audition for America’s Next Top Model, Texas would surely be a contender — it’s inarguably photogenic.

Itinerary: New York City

425 Business, July 2015

The City That Never Sleeps buzzes with business activity around the clock.

Sipping in Seattle: 6 Spots for Washington Wine Tasting

Life Is Suite, July 22, 2015

Top picks from Lara Dennis, a certified sommelier and concierge at Hotel Vintage in Seattle.

The 50-States Club

The Saturday Evening Post, July/August 2015

Driven by patriotic (and sometimes quirky) goals, some of us just can't rest until we visit every state in the union. Meet 25 proud members.

Heights, Camera, Action

Tidewater Traveler, May/June 2015

When it comes to outdoor pursuits in the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park never disappoints.

The Ride of Your Life

PRIME Living, May/June 2015

There's perhaps no better way to immerse yourself in a landscape than from atop a bicycle. Tick these experiences off your bucket list, one revolution of the pedal at a time.

Itinerary: Las Vegas

425 Business, March 2015

Sin City is about more than gambling and glitter — it's also big on meetings.

Home Sweet (Someone Else's) Home

BC Reflections, March 2015

Skip the hotel or rental on your next vacation and swap houses instead.

The Center of It All

Where Guestbook, 2015-16

During the 1962 World's Fair, all eyes were on Seattle Center. Today, the city's gathering place is just as worthy of the attention. 

Itinerary: San Francisco

425 Business, January 2015

Cutting-edge companies and vibrant conferences make the City by the Bay a prime business destination.

You Snooze, You Win

Every Day with Rachael Ray, December 2014

The days of ho-hum chocolates on the pillows may be numbered. Just in time for your holiday travels, inns across the U.S. are totally one-upping each other in the turndown game.

Itinerary: Vancouver, B.C.

425 Business, December 2014

A city defined by its sea-to-mountain setting has an eye-popping economy as well.

Saluting Sweetness

Journey, November/December 2014

The fan base keeps growing for Nanaimo's namesake treat.

To Market, To Market: Christmas Edition

PRIME Living, November/December 2014

In Europe, the holidays usher in a fairy-tale experience. 

Beyond Balloons

New Mexico Journey, September/October 2014

Boats, bikes, bubbly, and more offer a breath of fresh (hot) air during Albuquerque's famed fiesta.

Next Stop: Okanagan Valley

Journey, September/October 2014

Haley Shapley falls for fall in BC's bountiful wine region.

A Change in Scenery

Reflections, September 2014

Hop continents to Europe, where families find more to do than could fit in a lifetime of vacations.

The Maya Underworld

Texas Journey, July/August 2014

Live an Indiana Jones fantasy when exploring a Belizean cave.

Cone Heads

Texas Journey, July/August 2014

We love our ice cream, especially when the Texas heat is screamin'.

Lake Chelan: Guys' vs. Girls' Weekend

Reflections, July 2014

Whether you want a weekend with the boys or a girls' getaway, Lake Chelan offers summertime treats far beyond just ample sunshine and sparkling blue water.

Standing Tall

Journey Online, June 2014

Even at 100, the Smith Tower adds distinction to Seattle's skyline.

On a Quest Fit for Queens

Reflections, June 2014

Two sisters go in search of a refined summer retreat in Victoria.

Getting a Bird's-Eye View

PRIME Living, May/June 2014

Enjoy the sights from the perspective of a winged creature with these up-in-the-air activities.

Ojai: Southern California's Shangri-La

Reflections, May 2014

Explore Ojai, a town teeming with artists and creativity.

The Most Adventurous Places to Rest Your Head

Reflections, May 2014

Comfort and the call of the wild aren't mutually exclusive at these spots around the world, where you can sleep soundly while still getting in a dose of adrenaline.

The 10 Oldest Hotels in America, March 6, 2014

To be considered one of the Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a property must be at least 50 years old and recognized as having historic significance.

Discovering Nashville: Music City

Journey, March/April 2014

The charms of Southern hospitality abound in Tennessee's capital.

Brunch of Champions

Bellevue Visitor Guide, 2014

The most important meal of the day gets its due at these tasty spots for breakfast and brunch.

Niagara Falls from Every Angle, June 19, 2013

Niagara Falls is a bucket-list-worthy sight to behold, whether you're ogling it from the Canada side, New York side, or both. Here's how to check it out from every angle.

Car-Free in Big D

Texas Journey, May/June 2013

This cover story delves into four Dallas neighborhoods you can get to by foot and public transportation.

What to Do in Beaver Creek (Besides Skiing), March 4, 2013

Colorado's Beaver Creek is known as a luxury destination with fabulous skiing opportunities for the whole family — but that doesn't mean you have to be strapped into those two sticks on your feet for the whole trip.

Drive 101

Washington State Visitors' Guide, 2013

Buckle up for a highway adventure through the Olympic Peninsula and along the coast.

Revisiting a Gulf Coast Icon: Grand Hotel Marriott, November 14, 2012

The "Queen of Southern Resorts" in Alabama is no stranger to bouncing back from disaster to become all the more grand.

Why I Loved My Terrible Vacation in Belize, July 25, 2012

Belize may be known as a scuba-diving mecca, with beaches worthy of a postcard. But to taste the real flavor of this Central American country, our writer went off the beaten path… and got a lot more than she bargained for.

7 Sweet West Coast Fruit Festivals, July 10, 2012

For great eats and good entertainment this summer, a berry good time can be had by all at these fruit festivals from California straight up to Washington and Oregon.

Cheat Sheet of the Best Beaches for 2012, January 10, 2012

Eight beaches worth checking out in the new year.

Safe & Sound

Journey, November/December 2011

Northwest sanctuaries give abused animals a second chance.

Journey Through Japan, April 2011

As a traveler, you can’t go wrong with a storied, historically vibrant country that also packs in its share of modern marvels.

5 Sporting Events You Must See Live, March 2011

Sure, sitting on your couch with your favorite snack or even gathering in a pub with a few comrades is a fun way to watch a game, but nothing beats seeing a great sports match live.

Celebrating the Chinese New Year, January 2011

Of all the holidays we celebrate in this world, the Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, may just be the biggest and most extravagant of them all.

Gear Up for a Camping Trip, August 2010

Roughing it is a little less rough with these handy gadgets and gizmos.

Vancouver 2010 Olympics Blog

The Kitsap Sun, February 2010

For my hometown newspaper, I covered the Olympics from a spectator's perspective.

Bon Appétit, January 15, 2010

Seven hip restaurants that mesh fine fare with a fun time.

Bangkok at a Glance

American Way, May 1, 2007

From densely packed skyscrapers to centuries-old temples, Bangkok is a study in contrasts.

Hong Kong at a Glance

American Way, May 1, 2007

Hong Kong is known for its gorgeous skyline, efficient service, tasty cuisine, good shopping, and mix of cultural influences.

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