Bomb Threat On Washington State Ferry Cathlamet, Or, How A Possible Stoner Made My Daughter Late For School

It’s not as if the Washington Ferries run like clockwork. They try to. And the Mukilteo-Clinton run I was waiting for happens to have the best on-time performance in the fleet. So my curiosity was piqued when, at the normal time of seven minutes until departure, the ferry Continue Reading →

The Semi Non-Unofficial Preparation Guide To Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) 2011 In Vancouver, Canada

It’s almost here! By almost, I mean less than two months away. TBEX. An annual (and then some) gathering of travel bloggers, marketers, PR folks and other travel industry hooligans with the sole purpose of having a number of parties. No, I mean. It’s a time to bond, Continue Reading →

Where Money Comes From Around The World

I’m an American and as such, I know where my money comes from. For one thing, I hear about the US Mint and the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing printing more of it often and I even got a chance to see the outside of the branch Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget The Soap!

Previously I posted my thoughts on extending your holiday by removing soap and shampoo and other toiletries from hotels.  Sure, it’s fine.  The current reasoning is they want you to take it and can’t reuse it, so you might as well bring it back.  Shampoo, conditioner….those things are Continue Reading →

Introducing The (Not So) Underground Seattle Travel Writing Mafia

Some of us write for newspapers. Some write for magazines. Others pen guidebooks or ghost write.  Almost all of us have a blog of some sort or write for one. All of us love the Puget Sound and Seattle.  All of us call this area home.  All of Continue Reading →

How To Transform Your Bootsnall Moleskine Into The Best Travel Journaling Device Ever

Let’s say you went to Travel Blog Exchange 2010 and got one of the fancy Bootsnall Moleskine notebooks.  They are red, they are fancy, and they look like this:   And if you weren’t at TBEX’10, you can still get a Moleskine on BootsnAll’s Facebook page.  It’s really Continue Reading →

Win An Organic Makalu Wear Trekking T-Shirt

Here’s your chance to win a fine, fine organic shirt from MakaluWear. You see, MakaluWear is run by a couple of folks from Nepal (Makalu is one of the 8000m+ mountains in the Himalayas, East of Everest) and I stumbled on their shirts one day while searching the Continue Reading →