Stay in the Yakima Valley: Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast & Barn

Let me be very clear – a stay at Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast & Barn is not roughing it, even though you will be sleeping in 22-foot teepees on a working farm in the Yakima Valley. The teepees have most every amenity that you could find in an upscale hotel:  attractive lodge style furniture and…

You’re Invited: Wine & Cheese Tasting in Lynwood

It was just about a month ago that I thought I needed to see more of Washington State. I’ve lived here all my life, and love it, but I’m always flitting off around the world and giving short shrift to Washington. I was musing over Labor Day weekend, with a glass of Washington red in…

Stay in Seattle: Mayflower Park Hotel, Downtown

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the classic European-styled Mayflower Park Hotel dates back to 1927. The lobby features chandeliers and antiques, creating an inviting atmosphere for checking in, meeting a guest or just relaxing before heading out for the day. It is accessible by light rail direct from the airport, about a 40-minute trip….

Your Guide to a Setting Up a Cheese Platter

Wine and cheese go together like peanut butter and jelly, it’s hard to imagine one without the other. I love cheese almost as much as I love wine, and finding great wine and cheese combinations has always been fun for me. It might not be so enjoyable for you, however, especially if you’re not a…

Seattle Bits and Bites Launches Today

The idea for Seattle Bits and Bites centered around a quest, a quest to visit every winery in Washington (the state). At first is was just a random idea for a quest. After all, I live in Washington and want to support tourism efforts within my home state, and I like wine. It seemed like…