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Bellevue’s Hidden Beach Parks

We’ve all heard of Seattle-area beaches like Golden Gardens or Alki – but Bellevue? Well, there’s a reason you don’t know about the semi-secluded beach parks tucked away on the eastern shores of Lake Washington: nobody wants to give away their secret coastal cubbyholes. But these charming beach spots with access to the lake are

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Secret Shopping in Bothell

Boutiques, Antiques and Thrift-Store Heaven Sprawling malls and upscale shopping venues string colorfully along the Eastside and northern suburbs, but Bothell has somehow managed to retain its historic small-town ambiance without the company of retail giants. That leaves plenty of room for unique boutiques, antique shops, thrift stores and even a custom crystal shop. Antiques   Nearby

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Bothell to Woodinville Wineries

Cycle, Kayak or Ride-Share Washington State holds sway as the second-largest wine-producing region in the United States, with more than 800 winemakers. At least 100 of them happen to be in Woodinville, just 2.5 miles from Bothell and a 15-minute bike ride along the Sammamish River slough. Make it a wine-tasting day by cycling, kayaking or

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Arts Alive: Bothell Galleries and Museums

Since its early logging days, Bothell has harbored an eclectic arts scene. Starting with woodcarvers making their marks on everything from statues to totem poles and hand-carved banisters, the mentality of “recreating nature” still survives today. Here’s a few of the best galleries and museums in Bothell, along with some pretty impressive “living history” collections from

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Get Out Nashville

Parks, Plantations and Playgrounds Galore Getting outside in Nashville is a slam-dunk considering the dozens of sometimes-quirky parks, spectacular gardens, historical plantations and playgrounds chockfull of trails, water features, petting farms and zip-lining. Who knew you could visit the “Athens of the South” or hear a 95-bell carillon playing the Tennessee Waltz?It’s all there when you

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Comfort Food – Nashville Style!

What It Is and Where to Find It For a city that’s famous for music, Nashville sure has a lot of “down-home cookin” vying for some well-deserved attention. But it’s not all about mashed potatoes and meatloaf here; Nashville has its own version of comfort food, from spicy fried catfish to smoky barbeque, hot cheese grits

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