Opened in May 2012, Chihuly Garden and Glass is already a top tourist attraction, quickly eclipsing its more established neighbors like the iconic Space Needle as one of the most highly recommended things to do in Seattle. I’m no art critic--I simply know what I like--so believe me when I tell you this blown glass art exhibition blew me away (pun intended). … [Read more...] about Chihuly Garden and Glass: A Clear Seattle Favorite
Somewhere between the silence and the dull brass landscape of a desolate stretch of highway in southern Wyoming, it suddenly struck me: I’m actually enjoying this. We’d been on the road for five days, the “we” in question being me and my oldest brother G*, who’d agreed to join me on a cross-country road trip when I moved to Seattle. A few months earlier, over pancakes and … [Read more...] about Throwing in the Solo Travel Towel?
"Sacramento's a nice place to live, but I wouldn't want to travel here." That's what he said. The "he" in question was a young Sacramento resident, roughly my age, who'd shared a van with me as we rode from the airport toward the outer limits of the city. I wasn't exactly traveling to Sacramento, either; it was merely a stop on my way to a backpacking trip in Tahoe National … [Read more...] about Finding Yourself Through Solo Travel
Over a year ago, I penned this post in which I equated my first brush with a Seattle as a brief flirtation. Continuing that analogy, the seven days I just spent in Seattle are the start of a full-blown love affair. … [Read more...] about Seattle Under My Skin
The past two weeks have been fulfilling--and full--as I've made my way north through the Pacific coast states. … [Read more...] about Adventures Along the Pacific Coast