Historic West Seattle Murals

If you walk around West Seattle along California Avenue, you may notice a series of colorful murals painted on the sides of some of the neighborhood buildings.  Beginning in [...]

Lincoln Park, Seattle

Living in Seattle, nature is all around us. This is especially so in West Seattle.  Separated from Seattle metro by a bridge and Elliot Bay, it’s a great place to [...]

Weekend on the Oregon Coast

“We’re all here, because we’re not all there.” That is the town motto of Yachats, Oregon, a sleepy beach village of about 700 residents just two [...]

Ballard in Springtime

Ballard is one of Seattle’s many distinct neighborhoods with its own unique flavor that mixes old-time fishing history and dive bars with trendy shops and restaurants. [...]

The Mussels from Brussels

I think Jean-Claude Van Damme was known as the Muscles from Brussels.  But, I prefer my mussels à la Mariniere,  just the way they make them at Restaurant [...]

Travel like you live there!

It’s nice to put up your feet for a few days in a new place and staying in a cottage, or a rental house is easier than it’s ever been. If you want to self-cater, [...]

Berkeley Airbnb Weekend

A few months back I decided to take a break and spend a little time in Berkeley walking, bicycling and checking out the newest local eateries.  Since hotel rooms can [...]