I’m the first to admit as a travel blogger, one of my weaknesses is self-promotion but I’m absolutely giddy over this! Feb. 2, BudgetTravel.com uploaded a slideshow called “21 Girl Trips You Love – and Deals to Match” and guess who’s included? Me!Read More
Well, it’s been several months since my birthday trip to the Pacific Northwest and I’m slowly getting caught up with editing photos and writing posts. Today, I introduce you to Steelhead Diner Chef Anthony Polizzi who was flattered when he saw my camera and demonstrated the proper way to shuck an oyster.Read More
Look down the sidewalk! He’s a bird, he’s a plane, no, he’s Electron Boy! During my trip to the Pacific Northwest last month one of the most amazing experiences I had was seeing superhero Electron Boy battle evil and save a group trapped in an elevator at the Seattle Space Needle when all I was expecting was a really groovy view of the city.
When not combating evil with the power of light and saving the world, Electron Boy is 13-year-old Erik Martin who is living with liver cancer and his lifelong wish of becoming a superhero came true because of the amazing work of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. If you’re not familiar with what Make-A-Wish does, they enhance the lives of children living with life-threatening medical conditions by granting wishes. And when they grant the wish, the whole family is involved.
On April 29, hundreds of Bellevue and Seattle volunteers helped orchestrate Erik’s wish come true. They ranged from a professional soccer team to a police department and adoring fans to Spider-Man. Rather than regurgitate the entire story, the Seattle Times has a great recap (Local Boy with Cancer Turns into a Superhero for a Day) and Make-A-Wish has posted a video.Read More
Spotting Elvis in the Southeastern United States is understandable. Graceland is located in the heart of the South (Memphis). Up the road from me in Sarasota is the Waffle Stop diner (660 North Washington Blvd.; Tel: 941-952-0555) which claims Elvis ate there in 1956. Spotting a shrine to Elvis and other Elvis memorabilia in the Pacific Northwest during my recent trip seemed, well. Odd.
First up was the 24-Hour Church of Elvis in Portland, Ore.
“Do you know where the shrine to Elvis is?” I asked the P.F. Chang’s bartender.Read More
This is a bit quirky, a bit off-the-beaten path, and a bit gross. It’s the Gum Wall at Post Alley near Pike Place Market in Seattle! Enjoy this up close and personal snapshot and imagine a scent of fruity and peppermint gums.Read More