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Sleepless in Duwamps

Sleepless in Duwamps | travelogue | Scoop.it
Ahh, Seattle is a city I hold near and dear to my heart, in part due to its rather calamitous history. It got off to a rather wobbly start when the Denny Party first hit these shores in 1851.
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Duwamps, the original Seattle

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May Day

May Day | travelogue | Scoop.it
May Day in Seattle takes two distinct forms. While some take to the streets to march in recognition of International Workers’ Day, others take a more ancient route and gather around maypoles to choose their May King and Queen.
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Maypoles and garlands and dancing, oh my!

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival | travelogue | Scoop.it
My dear friend Sylvia and I hit the road yesterday bound for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival; an easy 60 mile drive north of Seattle; 70 miles south of Vancouver.
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Insane amounts of tulips, this is how the Pacific Northwest does springtime.

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US road trip day 18 – Welcome to the Motel California

US road trip day 18 – Welcome to the Motel California | travelogue | Scoop.it
Follow the trip from the beginning here. We were up not so bright and not so early after the night that wouldn’t end.
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Have you ever really 'talked to the hand'?

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US road trip day 20.1 – Lost Dreams on the Lost Coast

US road trip day 20.1 – Lost Dreams on the Lost Coast | travelogue | Scoop.it
Follow the road trip from the beginning here. We woke at the crack of, well, not very early at all, in the middle of the forest in Richardson Grove State Park.
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California's Lost Coast

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Event-o-Rama: 12 Must-Dos in March

Event-o-Rama: 12 Must-Dos in March | travelogue | Scoop.it
There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in March... (@NatGeoTraveler picks for Must-Dos in March - how many of these have you done?
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March must-dos

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Blue trees

Blue trees | travelogue | Scoop.it
I’m not going to lie to you; I was a little stumped when I first saw the forest of blue trees outside Westlake Center in Seattle.
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Installation highlighting deforestation

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Seattle's dirty little secret

Seattle's dirty little secret | travelogue | Scoop.it
Seattle's dirty little secret
Seattle Gum Wall
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If you're wandering around Seattle's Pike Place Market at a loose end, pop a wad of gum in your mouth and get chewing as you wander over to the Market Theatre on Lower Post Alley.
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Eww. 

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Multiverse

Multiverse | travelogue | Scoop.it
The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is enormous. It has such an extensive collection of art that it requires two buildings to contain its treasures; the East and West Buildings.
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Extraordinary LED exhibit in DC

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Air New Zealand revolutionizes the in-flight safety video

Air New Zealand revolutionizes the in-flight safety video | travelogue | Scoop.it
I can’t count the number of dreary in-flight safety videos I have sat through, waiting for takeoff.
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When was the last time you watched an in-flight saftey video just for the fun of it?

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Happy Dr. Seuss Day

Happy Dr. Seuss Day | travelogue | Scoop.it
Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as children’s book author Dr.
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Belated homage to Dr Seuss

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Ice cream nirvana

Ice cream nirvana | travelogue | Scoop.it
Not all ice cream is created equal. The first time I tasted really good ice cream was in Stuttgart, Germany. When I returned home to Ireland, the £1.99 gallon tub lurking at the bottom of the super...
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The Leonardo da Vinci of ice cream

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