Tag Archive for Pacific Northwest Travel

Boeing’s Museum of Flight

Concorde at the Museum of Flight

Long before Starbucks, Microsoft, and Amazon.com (and the whole dot com craze for that matter) Seattle was all about Boeing. Even now, since their headquarters moved to Chicago, Boeing is still the Seattle area’s largest employer and a huge presence in the community. Besides all the obvious benefits to our local economy, Seattleites have long enjoyed Boeing’s…

Foraging Alaska-Style

Fisher Girl

When we weren’t out fishing or crabbing, I remember picking wild blueberries and snipping fiddlehead ferns as a child growing up in Glacier Bay National Park. The bounty that Alaska has to offer is mind boggling and most of the time, the scenery in which you are harvesting is beautiful beyond belief.

Tidepooling and Kayaking in Kachemak Bay

Leather Star starfish

This is the second installment in my series of posts about Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge including information about enjoying some of these same activities whether you’re staying there or not. Not many kids can say they’ve touched an octopus but my son is now proud to lay claim to this experience.

Road Trip: Portland, Oregon

Bike Delivery Person

Officially the City of Roses, Portland has many nicknames:  Stumptown (referring to the city’s rapid growth in the mid-1800s when development was happening so fast there was only time to cut trees without clearing their stumps), Bridgetown (this one is obvious since multiple bridges cross the Willamette and Columbia rivers within Portland’s city limits), and Beervana (Portland boasts…

Visiting the San Juan Islands with Kids

Orcas passing San Juan Island

I love the sea. I am happiest with my toes in the sand, listening to waves lap along the shore, searching for shells and beach treasures, paddling along in a kayak and hoping to glimpse any kind of marine life. My favorite vacations always include water and I’m grateful that we live close enough to…