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The Top 5 Places to Celebrate Father’s Day in Seattle

May 23, 2019 by ray

Spending a regular day with your dad is always fun, but you’ll want to impress him on Father’s Day, right? Well, if you’re around Seattle for the weekend, then we’ve got the list for you because these are the absolute coolest places to share a fun evening or two with him. Not only that, but we’ll include a couple of impressive sights around the Puget Sound so you can both enjoy the sea breeze and sunset together. We will include ...

The Best Flavor Combinations You Never Knew Were Great

April 22, 2019 by ray

Some people are pretty adventurous eaters, or even reckless (how else can you explain sea urchin dishes), but when it comes to the flavor itself, things are pretty simple: Salty, sweet, bitter, sour, and umami. Each of them corresponds to one of the different taste receptors in our tongues, and while you can get some real depth from their combinations, it also keeps things simple in the kitchen. It usually doesn’t take much tasting to know what kind of flavors ...

The 5 Best Mother’s Day Gifts for the Active Mom

April 15, 2019 by ray

Have you ever bought a gift for someone that you want to keep for yourself? That’s what you should feel this Mother’s Day when thinking about unique gifts for mom, especially if she’s an active person. Maybe she loves to run, bike, walk, garden, yoga or even hike. That means she likely wants something that will help her out in any of these cases or just through the day. Besides breakfast in bed, here are the top picks recommended for ...

The Best Books for Pre-Teens in 2019

April 8, 2019 by ray

Children start to crave bigger and better literature, more ambitious stories, and an overall more “adult” reading experience as they mature and start entering their teenage years. Well, that’s great! There are plenty of options when it comes to books for pre-teens that let them dabble in more complex, well-developed themes and characters while leaving out the more sordid material that characterizes books for adults (although you’d wish there was a book to foster their love for cleaning, right?) The ...

The Best Whale-Watching Sights on the Puget Sound

March 4, 2019 by ray

A resounding huff is followed by a giant cloud of vapor rising over the water, and a gigantic gray body surfaces before crashing hard against the waves, accompanied by the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ of the people on your boat. The arrival of migrating whales to the Puget Sound is an undeniable signal of spring to Seattle, and one of the best sights of the year for the area. Watching the Sound’s oldest and largest residents is a joy, but while ...

Fun and Cheap Spring Break Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

March 4, 2019 by ray

The intensity of sunny and party-fueled spring break vacations are not something most people relate to when thinking about the Pacific Northwest, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do during that period around here. In fact, there’s so much to do that you’d be hard pressed to fit everything in a single week. This list will show you only the best options if you’re looking for good, clean (and affordable) destinations for spring break in the PNW, but they’re ...

Top 7 Signs That Your Roof Needs Repairs

February 25, 2019 by ray

Having your roof repaired as soon as you see any sign of damage is cheaper than having a new one (or part of it) reinstalled, as the damage can extend unimpeded to other parts of your house, creating a new batch of problems that are both time consuming to stop and expensive to fix. Nobody likes to hear that their roof needs work, of course, but remember that the longer you wait on bad news, the worse they can get. ...

Everything You Need for an Olympic Mountains Trip

January 28, 2019 by ray

The Olympic Mountains are a beautiful mountain range located in the Olympic Peninsula of western Washington, across the Puget Sound from Seattle. While not particularly high, their closeness to the Pacific Ocean and the lakes, valleys and forested slopes that surround them make for an amazing collection of northwestern vistas. Thankfully, the park is open 24 hours a day, year-round, so you don’t have to limit your plans because of scheduling conflicts. We’ve put together a list of what to ...

Here’s Everything You Need to Learn for a Happy Year of The Pig

January 14, 2019 by ray

We’re in the Year of the Pig! The Chinese New Year was celebrated this past February 5th, and that carries a wealth of changes and opportunities that you don’t was to let by unnoticed. This is why we’ve made a brief-yet-comprehensive guide to what the year will bring about for everyone, what to look out for and when to get smart about love, career prospects, and health. According to Chinese astrologers, 2019 Chinese zodiac element has the Earth element as ...

4 Quick Fixes for Leaky Pipes (While You Wait for Repairs)

January 7, 2019 by ray

As a homeowner, a few things can be as distressing as finding a leak in your pipes, because it feels as if they’re leaking money instead of water. It’s better to remember that a little drip can turn into a big disaster before you know it, so acting fast can save you thousands of dollars and a lot of hassle. Try applying these tips instead of putting your life on hold while an expert comes to fix it up. NOTE: ...