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Seattle — Contrary to popular belief, Seattle is not the rainiest U.S. city (it ranks a lowly 44th in terms of rainfall). And while it may be home to Starbucks and Microsoft, it’s more than coffee and computer bytes too – the city is also rich in arts, recreation, shopping, and restaurants.

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For coffee culture, cutting-edge architecture, and a nature-meets-steel setting that’s like a low-key San Francisco.

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5 Memorable (and Unexpected) Labor Day Destinations

July 18, 2016 by Teresa Bitler

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Rather than heading to a crowded beach, make the season's end even morememorable at one of these five unexpected ... Read More »


Easy Northwest Escapes: San Juan Islands, Washington

June 21, 2016 by Sharon McDonnell

The San Juan Islands -- located just north of Seattle in the Salish Sea -- comprise more than 400 islands and rocks, just four of which are inhabited. The ... Read More »


Photo Tour: Inside Starbucks’ Massive Seattle Roasting Facility

January 22, 2016 by Gowri Chandra

Less than two miles away from Starbucks’ original Pike Place Market store sits its latest Seattle location: a 15,000-square-foot-plus café, roastery, and ... Read More »

Deal Alert: Winter Rates from $161 at The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle

December 23, 2015 by Kristine Hansen

Wintertime is low season in Seattle, but for Midwesterners and Northeasters there’s the allure of little snow underfoot. Seattle’s average snowfall (11 inches) ... Read More »


Hidden Gem: The Small Town of Index, Washington

September 24, 2015 by Sarah Ravits

For outdoor enthusiasts and amateurs alike, a trip to the Pacific Northwest should include a stop at the small, rustic town of Index, Washington. Its ... Read More »

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