‘TRAVEL’ Category

  1. The World of Wedgwood, Free Roaming Monkeys and a lovely pottery town near London (Stoke-on-Trent)

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    September 15, 2016 by Terumi

    Crossing the road at the Monkey forest

    Take note of this name if you ever dream of England: Stoke-on-Trent.  This amazing area known as “The Potteries” is …
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  2. The time I drove a Ferrari in Tacoma

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    September 3, 2016 by Terumi

    Glass exhibit outside the Museum of glass in Tacoma

    A few months ago, the family and I visited Tacoma for a weekend and had a fantastic time.  Although this …
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  3. A Pinterest Playground I traveled thousands of miles to see that is no more (Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan)

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    August 12, 2016 by Terumi

    Best playground for kids in Hakone japan

    This past year has been a whirlwind of travel and the trips I’ve planned have been done in more of …
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  4. When you just need to head out of town on a Monday

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    August 1, 2016 by Terumi

    Summer days and daisies in the pacific northwest

    Summer is for lazy days and getaways and someday soon we’ll be jetting off out of town on a last-minute …
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  5. Dinosaurs and All the Foods at Richmond Night Market

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    July 16, 2016 by Terumi

    Rotato at the Richmond night market

    When people ask me about what to see in my hometown Vancouver, BC the first thing I always think about …
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  6. Build your Own Tomica Cars in Tokyo Japan

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    July 13, 2016 by Terumi

    Tomica Shop in Tokyo

    In another life, the only car I could have reliably named on the road was a Volkswagon Beetle but my …
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  7. Unexpected Chickens on an electric drive down the Chuckanut

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    July 6, 2016 by Terumi

    Unexpected Chickens on our Electric Chuckanut Drive

    Windy turns and hidden bakeries, scenic pull-outs and switchbacks reminiscent of the old Sea-to-Sky highway from Vancouver to Whistler are …
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  8. A new sweet treat in Pike Place Market (Choukette, Seattle)

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    June 16, 2016 by Terumi

    A Pike Place Market bakery near Billie the Pig

    Every week I head to Pike Place Market and every week I could probably go to the same spots and …
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  9. A simple Father’s Day idea near Seattle with Western Chief

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    June 6, 2016 by Terumi

    Finding frogs in Snoqualmie Pass hiking with kids

    I am not always good at celebrating the people I love most on birthdays or greeting card days.  I tend …
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  10. Why visiting ART of the Brick is a good idea for families

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    June 4, 2016 by Terumi

    Art of the Brick at the Pacific Science Center in SEattle

    Remember when Lego used to be only bricks?  I didn’t have a ton of it as a kid but I …
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  11. A savory crumpet in the market (The Crumpet Shop, Seattle)

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    June 1, 2016 by Terumi

    Crumpet shop in pike place market

    Technically I’ve been to the Crumpet Shop in Pike Place Market before so it isn’t totally a place I haven’t been in …
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  12. World Burger Tour with Hard Rock Cafe

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    May 23, 2016 by Terumi

    Hard Rock Cafe Shop Victoria Peak

    It seems like every big city has a Hard Rock Cafe and Seattle is no different.  Ours is right near …
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  13. A Fun Family trip to Imperial Beach thanks to Expedia

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    May 19, 2016 by Terumi

    Imperial Beach with Kids room at Pier South Resort

    I’ve said it many times before but I’m a total fan of booking through Expedia.  This site allows me to …
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  14. Cinco de Mayo, Qdoba and an easy way to bring home a feast

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    May 5, 2016 by Terumi

    Qdoba taco in Seattle

    Don’t you just love guacamole? I whisper in my kids’ ears as I tempt them to go out to dinner …
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  15. Lego Dreaming at the Legoland Hotel California in San Diego

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    May 4, 2016 by Terumi

    Kids arriving at Legoland hotel

    I almost didn’t book the Legoland hotel.  I had planned a beach vacation for the family and Legoland wasn’t even …
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  16. Going beyond bagels at Seattle Bagel Bakery (Pike Place Market, Seattle)

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    April 29, 2016 by Terumi

    Seattle Bagel Bakery in Pike Place Market

    Seattle Bagel Bakery is situated nicely between the Daily Dozen Donuts and Saffron Spice in Pike Place Market and there …
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  17. Sound View Cafe in Pike Place Market

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    April 23, 2016 by Terumi

    April is Peony Tulip Time in Pike Place Market

    I’ve been stalking the window seats at the Sound View Cafe ever since I started my 52 weeks of eating …
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  18. Pondering the color of airplane sound and the meaning of indigo because of the Seattle Art Museum

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    April 21, 2016 by Terumi

    Mood Indigo Textiles from Around the World

    “Get ready for a crash landing” the boy ahead of me squeals.  His mom promptly hushes him, “We don’t crash …
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  19. Lyrical Flowers at my Local Safeway Let Me Play Florist at Home

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    April 18, 2016 by Terumi

    Learning how to set up a beautiful floral arrangement like a florist

    Truth be told sometimes I used to get off the bus I rode to college just short of campus because …
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  20. A Book to read for Baseball Season in Seattle

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    April 15, 2016 by Terumi

    Kids baseball in Seattle at Ella Bailey Park

    It’s baseball season again and now that we’ve played a few years, we’re starting to get serious.  Practices are longer …
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