Orcas Island: The Perfect Weekend Getaway

By Jack Russillo When Robert Moran donated 5,529 acres of luscious forest, epic waterfalls, and gorgeous lakes to the state of Washington in 1921, he did so with the intention of preserving a rare undeveloped parcel of the natural world for future generations to experience. His legacy turned into Washington’s first state park and provides…

Seven Restaurants to Visit in the Sunny Seattle Summer

By Utrip CEO Gilad Berenstein @giladb87  Seattle summers are filled with blue skies, warmer temperatures, and SUN! Since you probably don’t want to waste a precious moment of this amazing weather, I’ve recommended some restaurants where you can find tasty food and still soak up plenty of Vitamin D. MARINATION STATION- MA KAI Not only does Marination…

5 Amazing Seattle Parks Accessible by Bus

Ah, Seattle! So green and lush, absolutely perfect in the summer and slightly misty and drizzling the rest of the year—and the air, always so fresh! Rain or shine, Seattleites won’t hesitate to hike through the wilderness and luckily we don’t have to go too far. In fact, Seattle has some fantastic outdoor spaces that…

James Beard Award Winning Chefs & Restaurants in Seattle

At the center of the Seattle restaurant scene is the drive for a local, organic, and sustainable food movement. Seattle-based chefs take pride in their Pacific Northwest surroundings, constantly looking for fresh and seasonal locally foraged ingredients- many even growing their own adjacent to their restaurants. With culinary talent that is both experienced and energized,…

48 Hours in Seattle

By Courtney Likkel Seattle is more than just grunge, rain and Starbucks. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find a charismatic and diverse city fueled by a spirit of adventure. From the scenic icons to the hidden gems, Seattle is sure to shine… even if it is drizzling. Here’s how to make the most out…