A Weekend in Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, BC

Victoria is best reached by boat. The Black Ball Ferry that leaves from Port Angeles, Washington is the Victoria Clipper are two of the most popular ways to get there from the Seattle area. (Check out a myriad of options here.) This was the second time Ben and I have been to Victoria, and we took the Clipper again this time. It’s about a three-and-a-half hour trip, the boat leaves from the waterfront near Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood.  Continue reading

A Long Weekend in LA

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Exploring Los Angeles for the First Time

It may be hard for my West Coast friends to believe, but until this fall I had never been to Los Angeles. (Except through the airport, which we all know doesn’t count.) Earlier this year at a baseball game in Seattle Ben and I got vouchers from Alaska Airlines for 50% off plane tickets. The destination options and travel times were limited, but we aren’t ones to pass up a good deal on plane tickets so we booked a long weekend in LA.  Continue reading

San Francisco: Part 3

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“San Francisco has only one drawback—’tis hard to leave.” —Rudyard Kipling

Ben and I celebrated five years of marriage with a weekend getaway to San Francisco at the end of June. It was extremely hard to leave after such a short trip, and there is so much more to see that we could not fit into our two and a half days in the city! I hope we have a chance to visit again soon and stay a little longer.  Continue reading

San Francisco: Part 1

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“No city invites the heart to come to life as San Francisco does. Arrival in San Francisco is an experience in living.” —William Saroyan

Last weekend Ben and I celebrated five years of marriage, and in honor of the occasion we went on a weekend getaway to San Francisco. Other than spending way too much of an already short trip in the airport due to delays on both ends, we had a really amazing weekend and I hope we have the opportunity to visit again soon. Continue reading