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Discover the Truth Behind These 6 Kings County City Names

July 22, 2019 by ray

  The cities of Washington have diverse origins, so it’s no surprise that some of their names have interesting stories behind them. Some tell you of the people that built the city, others about the places where the first settlers came from, and even about the grand plans that their founders had for them.  These are our favorite “origin stories” for the names of seven Washington cities in King’s County. These are all places we know and love to keep ...

5 Cool and Useful Gifts to give a College-Bound Student

July 15, 2019 by ray

  Being a college student is living through one stressful situation after another. The hard classes, long and sleepless nights spent studying and working late shifts to make ends meet—among other things—tend to pile up, and giving them a little emotional support can go a long way to help them feel better. Of course, a nice gift can also do wonders to lift their spirits, especially if it’s something that shows that you know what they’re going through and want ...

The 4 Best 4th of July Events in Seattle

July 4, 2019 by ray

From huge festivals to smaller community revelries, the state of Washington celebrates the 4th of July in many different ways that is sure to satisfy even the most extravagant of tastes, but which ones are the absolute best when it comes to our great nation’s anniversary? After all, you only get one chance every year to be a part of the perfect Independence Day bash, so you obviously want to be at the very best one. We have chosen our ...

The Truth Behind These 5 Budget Traveling Myths

June 10, 2019 by ray

International travel has changed in more ways that you could ever imagine over the last few decades, and people are now able to enjoy all the benefits of immersing themselves completely in a foreign culture (sometimes for weeks at a time) on a minimal budget. Even people working minimum wage jobs are commonly seen planning and embarking on adventures into vast regions around the world, not just a city or town for the weekend; you might have seen plenty of ...

Spice Up Your Summer Party With These Tasty Recipes

May 27, 2019 by ray

Summer is just around the corner! Which means that the endless strings of BBQs and pool parties are also close. What can you possibly bring that’s delicious but not a drag to prepare in an already hot kitchen? We have you covered because the following two recipes are quick and easy summer dinner party menu ideas, even the one made with fried chicken. The number of ingredients might seem intimidating, especially for the pasta, but it’s all about cutting them ...

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 ...