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Travel: Three Days in Seattle

June 5, 2017 |  by  |  Photos, Travel  |  No Comments

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

We recently spent three days in Seattle and it was amazing. This west coast city is one to visit, for sure. Here are some highlights of our trip – happy travelling!

Three Days in Seattle

After visiting Vancouver we drove down to Seattle and had some tasty eats and saw some great sights. Let’s go!

MoPop

This place is so fun. It’s full of popular culture items ranging from music and movies to video games and comics. Give yourself a couple of hours and enjoy.

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

Queen Anne Flats

Our very first VRBO was a huge success. Check out our home away from home in Seattle; and that view!

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

Space Needle

We got City Passes so we were lucky enough to see this iconic building twice – once during the day and once at night. If you have the ability to see it twice, that’s awesome; if not then see it during the day.

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

Harbour Boat Tour

This is one tourist thing we wouldn’t normally do, however, with our city pass it was basically free. In the end, it was pretty fun. Our guide told us some great stories and a lot of unique facts about Seattle.

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats

Where to eat in Seattle? The Walrus and the Carpenter is worth the travel. Check out the Seattle Eats post to see more.

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

Pike Place Market

Home of the very first Starbucks. Also, it feels like Seattle’s heart when you’re in the market. It’s warm, inviting and feels like the pacific northwest.

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

Seattle Aquarium

I’d tell you the story about this huge red octopus, yet it’s in the post – check it out and enjoy.

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

Bye Seattle

The picture below is taken from Kerry Park and Meredith Grey lives right around the corner! I know, I’m a silly Grey’s fan, but who can resist such a beautiful view?

Three Days in Seattle: 3ten.ca

Overall, Seattle is such an indescribable experience, you need to visit for yourself.

Pack up and go. Thanks for visiting and happy travelling!

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Travel: Seattle Eats

June 3, 2017 |  by  |  Eats, Travel  |  No Comments

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle eats – where to eat in Seattle? I can tell you! Back in March we spent 3 days in the heart of this beautiful city and we had some of the best eats ever (oh, and one of the worst, too).

We booked Queen Anne Flats and our second choice was Mad Flats. One of the reasons why choosing between the two was difficult is because of Little Uncle, the restaurant right below Mad Flats. It made Bon Appetit’s top 50 list in 2016. How do you turn that down? Well, you pick the better place and make the drive for the food. The problem? Bon Appetit got it wrong. Very wrong!

Little Uncle

Found in Capitol Hill this Thai restaurant has a nice vibe. It’s fresh and clean. The steam buns are awesome (so my husband says), yet the pad thai is bad. Very bad. It’s sour and off putting. We’ve had probably about 15-20 different pad thai’s in our life, even in Thailand, and not one has been bad until this one. Steer clear and skip this joint.

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.caSeattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Metropolitan Market

This is the king of all grocery stores I’ve ever been to. The queen, that would be Whole Foods. Yes, this place has them beat. Shocking, right? You need to check it out. Building your own poke is awesome.

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Los Agaves

In the middle of Pike Place Market I would miss this place if it weren’t for instagram and the traction this place gets. Amazing burritos and tacos. Extra cilantro, yes please!

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

The Walrus and the Carpenter

Where do chefs eat? I got this book for Bryce at Christmas and it’s been so fun to eat at some highly recommended restaurants. The Walrus and the Carpenter is by far one of the best – worth the travel.

You need to eat all the oysters you can here. I had one of each on the list. I’m so happy. My favourite? The fanny. On point.
Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Bimbos Cantina

We’re in Capitol Hill again for some Mexican eats coming from a dive bar. The best part? All the hot sauces right there at the table. If you’re looking for a cheap place with decent food, then eat at Bimbos.

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

Seattle Eats: 3ten.ca

That’s it, that’s all!

If you visit only one place, make it The Walrus and the Carpenter. If you have time for lunch, too, then hit up Los Agaves. Thanks for visiting and happy travelling (and eating!).

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Travel: Pike Place Market Seattle

June 1, 2017 |  by  |  Photos, Travel  |  No Comments

Pike Place Market Seattle: 3ten.ca

Pike Place Market Seattle – such an iconic place. If you’re in Seattle, you need to visit Pike Place, it’s simply awesome. Spectacular views, vintage shops and great eats (which I’ll share this weekend). Also, if you’re like me, it’s that sign that hangs outside the elevator on Grey’s Anatomy. Yes, I’m a Grey’s fan, aren’t you?

Pike Place Market

First, find the sign – you can’t miss it. It’s at the end of Pike Street, right where it meets Pike Place.

Pike Place Market Seattle: 3ten.ca

Don’t be fooled, Pike Place is more than one little street. The Seattle Aquarium is even in Pike Place Market.

Pike Place Market Seattle: 3ten.ca

See! It’s big.

Pike Place Market Seattle: 3ten.ca

One thing that’s really cool about Pike Place is the variable rent that vendors pay – they pay a percentage of their sales. This is such a community oriented way of charing rent since it’s given some great artists and businesses their start. Love it.

Pike Place Market Seattle: 3ten.ca

The original Starbucks calls Pike Place home.

Pike Place Market Seattle: 3ten.ca

That’s me just after we visited the Seattle Aquarium.

Pike Place Market Seattle: 3ten.ca

Beechers – the best cheese. Go in, even for just a sample.

Pike Place Market Seattle: 3ten.ca

Pike Place Market Seattle: 3ten.ca

Overall, Pike Place Market is a must see while in Seattle. Go hungry and spend hours walking, eating and simply enjoying life.

Thanks so much for visiting and I’ll share some of my top (and not so top) Seattle eats this weekend. Bye!

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