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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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The Seattle Waterfront: What to Do in One Day

August 17, 2016 by Amy E. Robertson

Seattle’s waterfront is undergoing a major facelift, and it has more to offer than ever on a sunny summer afternoon. Here's how to soak up every second of it. ... Read More »


Budget to Splurge: 3 Ways to Stay in Seattle

July 25, 2016 by Amy E. Robertson

The rise of Seattle’s tech industry (Microsoft, Amazon, and Nintendo are based there) and the power of localcorporategiants Starbucks and Boeing, have combined ... Read More »


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 »

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