• Seattle
    Travel,  US Travel

    Let’s Go Catch a Fish: Family Travel in Seattle

    Since I'm usually the person choosing and coordinating our expeditions, this time Dad chose where we were going. He's really enjoyed his other trips to the Pacific Northwest so Seattle was our obvious next destination. When compared to the other major cities in the Northwest (San Francisco and Portland), I'd say that Seattle ranks somewhere above Portland and below San Francisco (though I am a very biased Californian). In some respects, including the weather and the fresh food available in markets, I'd say Seattle ranks high above the other two. Here's a couple things that really stood out to me, good and bad. Lesson One The biggest hassle of our…

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    Travel,  Travel Abroad,  US Travel

    How to Create a Mobile Itinerary with Google MyMaps

    In the past, travelers had to rely on guidebooks and travel notebooks to keep track of the places and activities they wanted to be sure to visit. The exponential growth of travel blogs and Pinterest has dramatically increased the resources available to travelers while planning their trips. All the information in the world can't help you if you can't find a way to organize it. I like to think that I'm an organized person (aspiring, maybe?) and it's really important for me to keep track of travel documents and ideas. In the past, I would write a master list of sights and then plot them out each day using a…