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A view of the Space Needle and downtown Seattle from Kerry Park. Beautiful!

Space Needle – Seattle

By far Seattle's most famous and recognisable building, at 605 ft The Space Needle is the 6th tallest building in Seattle and is an iconic landmark. Built for the 1962 World's Fair that was...

Annapolis – America’s sailing capital in Maryland

My U.S. audience will surely have heard of Annapolis; it's an historic town and the capital of Maryland.  Chesapeake Bay is located here and the area is considered to be the sailing capital of...

Omega Ouzeri – Greece in Seattle

When I visited Seattle recently, I was fortunate to be able to stay in different neighbourhoods.  Whilst staying in Capitol Hill and looking for places to eat after a long day's sightseeing, imagine my...

West Seattle is where it’s at

During my recent trip to the States, I spend my time in Seattle and the San Juan Islands.  Initially I stayed at a friend's house int he district of West Seattle and sat her...

An English girl in America

I was so fortunate in the summer of 2015 to be able to spend most of it in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S, Seattle and the San Juan Islands to be exact.  Do...

Underground Tour of Seattle

Beneath the streets of Seattle lies an underground world - literally.  I was lucky enough to experience these subterranean streets during my trip to the Emerald City in an Underground Tour of Seattle Bill Speidel...

Wanderlust Glamping – Orcas Island – San Juan Islands

My next stop on the San Juan Islands chain was Orcas Island.  Shaped like an upside down horseshoe, at 57 square miles Orcas is bigger than San Juan Island, but less populated.  It's rural,...

Whale Watching off San Juan Island

I couldn't stay on the San Juan Islands chain and not go whale watching!   This area of the U.S is particularly abundant in wildlife, especially in the summer.  And the summer also brings...

Pelindaba Lavender Farm – San Juan Island

One of the places the San Juan Visitors Bureau took me to visit whilst I was on San Juan island was the Pelindaba Lavender Farm. Barbara Marrett of the Visitors Bureau had it all planned...

LakeDale Resort – Glamping in style!

Whilst on San Juan Island, where did I stay?  There are numerous accommodation choices on the island ranging from Bed and Breakfasts, Spas, cottages, cabins and campsites.  San Juan Island Visitors Bureau can organise...

San Juan Island – Washington State

In need of some nature and having decided to go to the San Juan Islands - the archipelago of islands just North West of Seattle in the Salish Sea (with various Straits separating them),...

Kenmore Air – THE airline for the San Juan Islands

Having seen a lot of touristy places in Seattle such as the Gum Wall and Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and Mount Rainier, I decided it was time to take myself offshore -...

Mount Rainier near Seattle

You may have seen Mount Rainier - the mountain that keeps a sleepy watch over Seattle.  It usually pops up in any outside shots of Seattle pictures, or in TV series (yes, I am...

Pike Place Market and The Gum Wall – Seattle

Apart from the Space Needle, Seattle's other prominent destination (and landmark) is the Public Market Center - or Pike Place Market. I'd seen it many times in various T.V shows (Grey's Anatomy for example). It...

Summer Festivals in Seattle

I'm lucky to be spending time in Seattle not only at the best time of the year for weather (summer), but also because this is the season when Seattleites celebrate by partaking in street...

Air BNB & The Pie Bar, Ballard, Seattle

I'm trying out different neighbourhoods during my stay in Seattle.  I recently spent three nights in an AirBNB place in the district of Ballard, Seattle. My AirBnB joint was perfect; really centrally located and comfortable. Located...

Icelandair to Seattle

I have arrived in Seattle safe and well!  I am dividing my time between different neighbourhoods to get a taste for them, but I am jumping ahead...first I want to share with you my...

New York, New York – A Wonderful Town

The Bronx is up And the Battery's down Ever since I watched On the Town as a kid - musical with Gene Kelley and Frank Sinatra - I had been dying to go to NYC.  I...

A Green Tortoise trip across the States

What's a Green Tortoise? A crustation?  Well as you know, I've travelled a lot.  One of my best memories was on board a renovated 1960's Greyhound bus, called the Green Tortoise.  They offered various...

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