• Tips for Visiting Pike Place Market at Christmas

    Christmas at Pike Place Market – A Bucket List

    Christmastime is my favorite season at Pike Place Market. The crow thins out and the market is transformed into a pacific-northwest winter wonderland. Because of Seattle’s temperate climate, December temperatures hover in theĀ 40’s to 50’s.. With cozy winter clothes and warm bakeries to slip inside to warm up, Pike is the perfect climate for a coffee-saturated, delightfully gloomy Seattle December day exploring Christmastime at Pike Place Market. Summer is definitively the peak for Seattle tourism, with weekday calm returning to the market sometime in late September, welcoming me back after my summertime hiatus avoiding the crowds of peak tourist season. I’ve been taking friends with me to the market lately…

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    Ireland Adventure – Itinerary for a 1 Day Tourist Adventure in Wexford, Ireland

    After spending 2 days of our 2 week tripe in Dublin, we headed out of the city to explore more of Ireland’s natural beauty and smaller communities. Since our visit was in early March and we were concerned about weather, we rented a car and drove along the southern coast of Ireland. Today I’m sharing some of our favorite spots from Wexford, Ireland, after previously writing about an adventure in Killarney Ireland. Though we also visited several other communities, Wexford and Killarney were our two favorite spots, for very different reasons. Killarney tops lists of tourist destinations in Ireland, boasting a national park, castles, and all the kitsch a tourism…

  • 15 Things to do at Pike Place Market in Seattle Washington - A local guide's don't miss list.

    15 Things to Do at Pike Place Market – Plus Recommended Packing List

      I recently read a heavily-shared list of “must do” things to do in Pike Place market that left me, a Pike Place neighborhood local, thinking that anyone working their way down that list would miss some of the best parts of Pike Place! So I decided to make my own list of must-do Pike Place Market activities. (P.S. If you are visiting in November-December, check out my Christmas at Pike Place Bucket List, and if you’re visiting on a rainy day- I’ve got you there too! There are so many special things to enjoy in Seattle on a rainy day) I lived a block from Pike Place Market from…