Trying something new – season tickets to the Seattle Opera

We love trying new experiences here in the Northwest and becoming Season Ticket Holders with the Seattle Opera was a fantastic decision we made this past year. We loved the experience, but most of all, attending Carmen. I hope this post gives you some interesting info on our experience and that it makes you intrigued about attending the opera too!

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Dining out by Boat on Lake Union – Featuring Westward Seattle

The boating scene is an incredible part of the lifestyle here in the greater Seattle Area. Not only are we lucky to be surrounded by the Puget Sound, but right in the middle of our city sits Lake Union which boasts beautiful waterfront views and places to dine out. Lucky for us boaters, Lake Union has some restaurant gems that feature docks for boaters to pull up to, so you can enjoy a meal or cocktail by water. On this outing we launched our Cobalt R5 in Bellevue and motored over to Lake Union for brunch at Westward Seattle.

Walla Walla Wine Tasting at McCaw Hall, Seattle

Walla Walla wine country is a robust region producing some gorgeous red wines in Washington State. There are over 140 wineries to choose from when visiting... how will you ever be able try them all? Well this annual event at McCaw Hall gives you a fair shot at it, with a good portion of winemakers attending this event to allow you to sample some of their finest!

What to do With Only Four Hours to Tourist in Seattle

Being an East Coast transplant in Seattle, I get visitors out here a lot. Whether it is my sister coming to visit for the weekend, or a friend from high school only passing through on a layover to Hawaii San Francisco, taking people touristing is a pretty normal part of my life. The good part doing …

Restaurant Review – Cinque Terre Seattle

Cinque Terre is an Italian restaurant in Seattle, somewhat obviously named after the foodie destination in Italy. This modern Seattle restaurant has been a buzz locally, so we decided to give it a try! Full review in post - be sure to check out other Seattle destinations in my "Visit Seattle" tab!

A Family Fun Day With Goodwill – Learning and Thrifting Some Super Fun Halloween Costumes!

Have you ever wondered what the benefit is to donating to Goodwill centers, aside from the ability to clean out your garage? I just had an incredibly eye-opening experience where I was able to tour the Goodwill Milgard Opportunity Center in Tacoma, Washington, where I saw first-hand all the incredible programs that Goodwill has in place attempting to get local people trained and into jobs! It was an eye-opening experience to say the least - so many incredible programs! The plus, was afterwards we were invited to their Halloween store... all Halloween and Costumes, all year!

Family Date in the City – Seattle Aquarium & Molly Moons Ice Cream!

It has been a great start to birthday month (September) already! For Labor Day weekend we went camping with friends, and were truly so lazy that I don't have anything exciting to share from it... we just sat by the river, bbq'ed, and slept in... it was a much needed opportunity to recharge for sure. …

Seattle Seahawks Training Camp – Answers to FAQ’s for anyone attending for the first time!

With a few recent Super Bowl appearances in the past few years, the Seattle Seahawks (our home NFL team) are all the rage at the moment. This unfortunately for football lovers has sent prices of regular season game tickets skyrocketing! There were several times last year where I debated going, and after looking at tickets …