Seattle Restaurants 2021 Update

Seattle Port

We always enjoy finding good restaurants wherever we travel. This post is a summary of the restaurants we have visited in Seattle throughout multiple visits. Anthony’s Pier 66 2021: Our Seattle friends told us Anthony’s Pier 66 was a tourist trap but we decided to go anyways and are glad we did. First, we had [Read more …]

Seattle Museums

Boudin - Etretat 1891

Seattle has some interesting museums that one can visit. On our 2021 visit to the city, we took advantage of some current exhibits. Seattle Art Museum (SAM) The Seattle Art Museum has almost 25,000 works of art dating from antiquity to the present. On our 2021 visit to the museum, it was showcasing a Monet [Read more …]

Seattle Historic Walking Tour

Statue of Seattle Chief of the Suquamish

Although we are fairly familiar with Seattle’s most touristy areas and we have walked and explored all of them and many of the neighborhoods on our own (see our blog on Seattle neighborhoods), we decided to get an objective refresher and more insight into Seattle’s history via Seattle Free Walking Tour. The tour began a [Read more …]

Exploring Seattle Washington’s Neighborhoods

Amazon Spheres

Seattle Washington is another one of our favorite large U.S. cities to which we have not revisited for too many years. Our 2021 trip allowed us to get back to the city, where we wandered around various neighborhoods. Seattle Downtown Since we don’t spend much time shopping in stores, we focused our downtown stops on [Read more …]

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance


Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been said to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile. Whether it is or not, is an opportunity for car enthusiasts to see (and buy if they have big bank accounts) antique cars as well as to see new car debuts at this multi-day event at Pebble Beach. It [Read more …]

Olympic National Park


The Olympic Peninsula is a scenic peninsula just east of Seattle Washington. It is filled with steep, glacier-clad mountains, a conifer rain forest, rushing streams, and waterfalls. Most of its area is wilderness and devoted to Olympic National Park. In its million acres, the park contains three primary, ecologically interlinked ecosystems: mountains, rainforest, and lakes [Read more …]

Port Townsend Washington

Jefferson County Courthouse

The Olympic Peninsula is a scenic peninsula just 2 hours east of Seattle Washington. It is filled with steep, glacier-clad mountains, a conifer rain forest, rushing streams, and waterfalls. Most of its area is wilderness and is devoted to Olympic National Park. We began our trip to the area with a stop to one of [Read more …]

Tacoma Washington’s Art Scene


Tacoma’s Glass Art Scene Tacoma Washington used to be known for its major railroad terminal and its huge, smelly copper smelter. It has always lived in Seattle Washington’s shadow. It has, however, largely cleaned up its act and is working to reinvent itself as an art town. Much of this art rests on the fame [Read more …]

Mendenhall Glacier


Getting to Mendenhall Glacier from Juneau The Mendenhall Glacier is about 13 miles from downtown Juneau Alaska. You can reach it in various ways from Juneau: Taxi. While we thought this would be a reasonable cost, it ended up being expensive as taxis need a special permit to drop people at the glacier. They charge [Read more …]

Exploring Juneau Alaska

Juneau State Capitol Building

We ended a 7 day 8-night boat cruise through the Alaska Inner Waterways by disembarking in Juneau. We were last in Juneau in 2011 when we: Explored the downtown area in-depth (and when Juneau has more tourists) Learned more about salmon and Took some day trips from Juneau. This trip was a slightly different experience [Read more …]