Logo for Seattle Sister Cities program

Seattle sister cities – an overview

Background In 1956 President Dwight Eisenhower started Sister Cities International as part of a White House conference on citizen diplomacy. The broad idea behind developing sister city relationships is to create a person-to-person exchange between Americans and citizens of other countries based on cultural, educational, information and trade exchanges. Americans can and should learn about and…

Louis Armstrong statue at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

Louis Armstrong statue at New Orleans Airport

When flying into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport it’s the Louis Armstrong statue that offers the best indicator that you have arrived in one of the most unique cultural destinations in the United States. The statue is located in Concourse C (where most domestic flights arrive), near the Customer Relations desk. The statue was…

Poster for 'Memory' 2006), starring Billy Zane.

Review of ‘Memory’ from 2006, starring Billy Zane

Memory (2006) is a low-budget thriller starring Billy Zane (Titanic), with supporting roles from Tricia Helfer, Terry Chen, Dennis Hopper and Ann-Margret. The film was directed by Bennett Joshua Davlin, who also wrote the novel from which the film is based. With a budget of approximately $3.5 million, according to IMDB, Memory seemed to have a very limited theatrical run, then saw a…

Café du Monde awning at the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Café Du Monde – coffee and beignets in New Orleans

Café Du Monde French Market location serves coffee and beignets 24 hours a day, 7  days a week No visit to New Orleans is complete without a visit to the original Café Du Monde, operating in the French Market at 800 Decatur Street continuously since 1862. Popular with visitors and locals alike, the location is open…

The entrance to the Sub Pop Airport Store, located in Sea-Tac Airport.

New Sub Pop Airport Store open for business

In an unlikely development, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is now home to a Sub Pop Records “brick and mortar” retail store. The Sub Pop Airport Store opened on May 1 and can be found within Concourse C, past the security checks, which means you won’t be able to see the store in person unless you are arriving or departing from…

Erik Tomren with Alaskan husky puppy.

Jeff King’s Husky Homestead in Denali

One of the most popular activities in Denali National Park is a visit to Husky Homestead, the kennel and headquarters of Jeff King, a 4-year Iditarod champion recognized as the “Winningest Musher in the World”. The Iditarod is an annual sled dog race that takes place in early March. Over the course of 9 to 15 days (or longer)…

Naturalist Tyler Davis and Mira Anselmi of EverGreen Escapes.

Ultimate Namibia Safari – Evergreen Escapes travel series

[The following article was originally published on Mar. 23, 2014. This article was written as a news event at the time, of a travel seminar offered by Evergreen Escapes about the Ultimate Namibia Safari. For custom international travel, similar to that described in this article, visit the Explorer X website, or call them locally at 206-252-1931.…