Metronatural and the Seattle Seven

Met-ro-nat-u-ral – adj. 1: having the characteristics of a world-class metropolis within wild, beautiful natural surroundings 2: a blending of clear skies and expansive water with a fast-paced city life 3: one who respects the environment and lives a balanced lifestyle of urban and natural experiences 4: Seattle The word “Metronatural” was coined as a[…]

The Seattle Seven

Here are seven reasons to visit the Emerald City. 1. Walk and wander. Don’t miss Pioneer Square, Elliot Bay Bookstore, the Waterfront and Pike Place Market and the Fremont Sunday Market. Everything listed below is within strolling distance in downtown Seattle. ( 2. The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is now an anchor in the vital[…]

In the Wake of Lewis and Clark

When I was growing up in St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, our school had yearly outings to the Jefferson Memorial (now called the Missouri History Museum). There we learned about the opening of the west and key events in the development of the frontier with an emphasis, of course, on St. Louis roots.[…]

Gunkholing with CruiseWest

Gunkhole is a nautical term loosely defined as “to wander, discovering whatever is around the next bend or just over the horizon.” My wife and I enjoyed a splendid week of gunkholing aboard CruiseWest’s Spirit of Endeavor on their Pacific Northwest Coastal Escape departing from Seattle. The ship carries only 102 passengers and its small[…]