Blackberry sorbet with fig and mascarpone gelato capped off an afternoon of dining with Savory Seattle

Gourmet Seattle Walking Tour

Seattle is a city that knows how to eat, so when it comes to sinking your teeth into the Emerald City, why reinvent the wheel? Instead, I left my stomach in the hands of the experts on a Gourmet Seattle Walking Tour, and they didn’t disappoint.

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August 18, 2014 by
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Tillicum Village

Learning About Native American Culture at Tillicum Village

Looking for a cultural experience in Seattle? Visiting the Tillicum Village, located across the Puget Sound in Blake Island State Park on Blake Island, the birthplace of the famed Chief Seattle, is a great option. Here, you’ll learn about Native American culture through traditional architecture, tribal performances, storytelling, a time-honored meal and Native arts and crafts.

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August 11, 2014 by
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Seattle International Beerfest

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Taking place each summer — this year’s is August 22-24, 2014 — the Seattle International Beerfest (SIB) is a fun, booze-filled festival worth visiting. The focus of the event is rare and exotic brews, allowing you to go beyond Bud and Coors and savor craft beers you’ve likely never tried before. Not only is it the quality of the beers that draws visitors, but the amount: 200 different choices from 16 different countries.

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July 28, 2014 by
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Washington’s Walla Walla Wine Country

Driving from Seattle towards Walla Walla, you cut diagonally across Washington State, through the drizzly Cascade Mountains, before slicing through great expanses of dusty farmland. Your route may also take you past the desolate Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge hugging the lonely, wide gash of the Columbia River.

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July 21, 2014 by
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Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

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For those who enjoy dressing up, learning about history, or just want to experience an important cultural event, the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire is a treat. Taking place at Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake, Washington, on the first three weekends in August each year, you’ll find both staff and attendees don Renaissance-period clothing and dress […]

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July 14, 2014 by
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The Seattle CityPASS: A Local’s View on How to Get the Most Value

Get the best of Seattle with the Seattle CityPASS

In early September, my husband and I spent a week trying to use up all the activities on a Seattle CityPASS. The discounted activities booklet gets you access to six popular Seattle attractions saving you, according to their website, 46% on admissions. We went full on tourist and embraced all the major activities – which, even as a local, I recommend.

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July 7, 2014 by
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