The Tokyo Skytree is the second tallest human-made structure in the world, extending 2,080 feet to far above the surrounding Tokyo city skyline. Observation decks are available at two levels: the first at 1,148 feet high (350 meters) and then a second observation deck above at 1,476 feet high […]
The Asakusa district in Taito, Tokyo, Japan is famous for its Senso-ji temple, Nakamise-dori vendor stalls, and throngs of both locals and tourists. As usual within Tokyo, there is much local history to explore as well.
The Senso-ji temple in Asakusa is very ornate, kept in great condition, and tightly […]
Saratoga Passage is a pleasant, relatively protected expanse of water separating Whidbey Island from Camano Island by about 3 miles. A nice day paddle is to go from Whidbey over to Cama Beach State Park on Camano. And while crossing you may even see a whale or porpoise! […]
Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo offers a wide range of faux natural setting enclosures for many animals from all over, plus a pleasant woodsy setting that is great for walking, picnics, and enjoying. The zoo is very informative, including interactive up-close greetings with animals, a hands-on interpretative […]
Seattle’s Mountaineers club has a terrific, rustic lodge available for both members and non-members up by the Mt Baker ski area. The Mt Baker Lodge includes a dining hall, big kitchen, hang-out lounge, and dorm/bunk bed style sleeping accommodations. On the weekends, breakfast and dinner are even included, […]
The Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails offer a fun and easy way to go cross-country skiing a half hour drive north of Leavenworth. Passes can be purchased at the famous Plain Hardware Store. The south end of the 14 mile trail starts right there out the front door […]