Sunday March 9, 2014
Travel and Leisure recently released a list of 15 cities that could be the next Pompeii--all cities placed precariously close to active volcanoes around the world. I clicked into the article, sure Seattle would be on the list, but it wasn't! Oversite? Perhaps. Seattle, Tacoma and other Puget Sound cities are pretty close to Mt. Rainier, after all. Mt. Rainier is one of 16 "Decade Volcanoes" on the earth. Decade Volcanoes are very likely to cause a major catastrophe if they go off.
Pompeii was a city of about 20,000 people buried in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. While it makes an amazing tourist attraction today, I'm not exactly unhappy that Seattle was left off the list of possible future Pompeiis.
Still--what do you think? Could Seattle or Tacoma end up being another Pompeii someday?
Photo credit: pfly
Thursday February 27, 2014
Whether you're looking for a place to propose, a restaurant for a special occasion, or just want a bird's eye view of Seattle, the city's many viewpoints are worthy of knowing about! Seattle is a stunningly beautiful city. See it from every angle, from high up in the sky, from in the distance and you'll still get a little burst of pride.
So where are these splendid viewpoints? Depends what you seek.
For views with a touch of romance, Seattle's restaurants with a view may be the places to go.
For expansive views of the skyline or towers with observation decks, check out this list of the best viewpoints in town.
Or if you're gearing up to ask someone to marry you, why not set the stage with an unforgettable backdrop at one of the area's most memorable spots for a marriage proposal!
Thursday February 27, 2014
Seattle's Irish Heritage Club Parade is the centerpiece of the city's St. Patrick's Day celebration. Seattle is the Emerald City, after all, so it only makes sense that we celebrate the Emerald Isle in style. In 2014, the parade starts at 12:30 p.m. on March 15, and will go north up 4th Avenue from Jefferson to the Reviewing Stand at Westlake Park. Parade participants include drill teams and marching bands, but also Irish dancers, a few pirates here and there, and--of course--bagpipers.
After the parade, the party continues at the Irish Festival at Seattle Center. You can ride the Monorail from Westlake to Seattle Center between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. for free!
More information about the Seattle St. Patrick's Day Parade.
More Seattle St. Patrick's Day events.
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Wednesday February 19, 2014
Cavalia is coming back to the Seattle area with a brand new show--Odysseo, which opens on February 19 and will be at Redmond's Marymoor Park through March 16.
Cavalia's Odysseo, as well as past shows, are some of the most magnificent and impressive stage shows in the world. Why? Odysseo features 66 horses and 52 artists on stage, which is a bit mind-boggling if you really think about it. The show also pulls out all the stops with high-tech effects. The show takes place under a 125-foot-high White Big Top--the largest touring tent in the world--in the heart of Marymoor Park. Nothing Cavalia does is small and Odysseo is here to prove that once again. Odysseo is BIG!
Tickets for Cavalia's Odysseo run between $34.50 and $149.50 for general admission, and $129.50 to $229.50 for the Rendez-Vous VIP package, which adds in a buffet dinner and open bar before the show, and desserts at intermission. Tickets are now on sale online at www.cavalia.net or by calling 1-866-999-8111. Shows are already selling out!
Photo copyright: Cavalia