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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.


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

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 5 of Wash. state’s best pumpkin patches (Photo Gallery)

Halloween is just around the corner, pumpkin-spice-everything is everywhere, and the rain is back in full force. To me, this means it’s time for a visit to my favorite U-pick pumpkin patch! Since most of our area’s best spots have corn mazes, petting zoos, and more, you can definitely make a day trip out of it for you and your family.

Travel Seattle Refined: Tour a wooden Lake Union houseboat (Photo Gallery)

We're continuing our houseboat profiles - and this week it's all about combining elements of our state gem (wood!) in interior and exterior architecture. This particular floating home does it beautifully - and once again we find ourselves forgetting it's not a 'regular' house when looking through these pictures!