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Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink 5 foods the West Coast is just better at 5 foods the West Coast is just better at (Photo Gallery)
Last week, I talked about the five foods the East Coast is just better at, so now it’s time for the West Coast to shine. While there is a lot of great seafood out here on the West Coast like mussels, salmon, halibut, and more - I decided to mostly focus on what I think we truly do best: Asian food.


Lifestyle Are tattoos considered unprofessional nowadays?
Once upon a time, tattoos were considered "job blockers." Now there seems to be a consensus (from the younger generations especially) that that's not the case. When Starbucks announced it was reviewing it's strict "no visible tattoos" policy, it got us wondering. What are the policies of other local companies?

The Home

The Home Profiling a modern floating home (Photo Gallery)
The annual Seattle Floating Homes Tour showcases local house boats (aka floating homes), and benefits the Floating Homes Association - whose mission is to support and nurture the floating home community and maintain the health of the marine environment. We took a special look inside four amazing but different homes from the tour - here is profile #1.

Fashion & Beauty


Travel 5 Tips for making the most of your trip to Kaua’i 5 Tips for making the most of your trip to Kaua’i
For visitors, the secretive nature of Kaua’i can make it more difficult to navigate the jagged peaks, uncover the best red dirt road, and find the best Hawaiian version of ramen, called saiman. After spending a few days talking to the experts on the island, we've got the five most important things to know when planning your trip to Kaua’i.
Travel Clam digging and sunsets on Washington’s Copalis Beach (Photo Gallery)
Copalis Beach has plenty more clams than people, making this small beach town a great place for a weekend getaway. About two and a half hours from Seattle, the town sits near the northern end of a great razor clam bed and is known as the “home of the razor clam.” Here are three ways to relax and have fun on a weekend travel adventure in Copalis Beach.
Travel Penn Cove mussels are a Whidbey Island wonder
Like anyone else who spent childhood summers on Whidbey Island, I believe it is a magical place where teenagers roam free, dashing through the salt air, learning to open beer bottles on the chain link fence of Fort Casey State Park.