This summer, my husband and I road-tripped from Seattle to Montana. We flew into Seattle and ended our trip with a (very) short visit to the city, so our time was limited to about 12 hours (Yikes!). It was a beautiful day in Seattle, so we decided to go for a stroll.
Here’s what we did and other things we would have like to have done!
But first, a few Seattle tidbits…
While we may all know Seattle as the birthplace of grunge music or Jimi Hendrix, here are some things about Seattle you might not know.
Where is it?
Seattle lies between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. To the west is the Olympic Mountain range and to the east are the Cascade Mountains. It covers about 142.5 square miles (wow!) and as of 2016, Seattle’s population was 704,352 Continue reading
Road Trip: Historic Wallace, Idaho
I’m continuing with my summer road trip series in the Traveling Adjunct this month with a stop in northern Idaho. Specifically, Wallace, Idaho. How did I decide to visit Wallace? I read about it in a news article and since it was along our drive between Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Whitefish, Montana, I thought it would make a fun stop. It didn’t disappoint so here we go! Continue reading
Road Trip: Spokane
Welcome back to another edition of the Traveling Adjunct! This month’s post is the first in a series about the fun and unique places I visited on my summer vacation! For our trip this year, my husband and I decided to go to Montana. Montana? Isn’t this post about Spokane, Washington? Yeah, but like most of our trips, this one “evolved” into an awesome road trip taking us through the states of Washington, Idaho and Montana, covering 1,400 miles. This month’s Traveling Adjunct is on our afternoon in Spokane. So fasten your seatbelts and let’s get going! Continue reading
48 Hours in Iceland
Aah, Iceland…. This cool island is very hot right now, but when I visited the first time in 2000, people thought I was crazy. It was “so off-the-beaten-path,” and where exactly was it anyway? Nowadays, travelers are beating a path just to get there. Last year alone, the country had 325,000 American visitors and about 1.3 million from across the globe! The entire Icelandic population is only 332,000! Well, we returned for a quick 48-hour visit, so here’s where we stayed, what we did and how we got around!
$$Warning$$: Don’t be misled thinking that Iceland is a “budget” destination. It was expensive in 2000, and it is (in my opinion) even more expensive now. I’m not saying it’s not worth it, I’m just saying, be prepared. As an example, two takeout sandwiches were about $25! Continue reading
Passport vs. Visa – the Difference
It’s a common question – What’s the difference between a passport and a visa and why do I need a visa if I already have a passport? The short answer is: while they’re related to each other, they have totally different purposes. For U.S. passport holders, here’s what each is, why and when we need them! Continue reading
Submitted by Tina Vignali
Going on vacation for semester break? What to do if you can’t read a menu
As faculty, staff and students get ready for the end of the semester, many will head out of town over the hiatus. If you’re one of them, imagine, you’re on a relaxing, maybe an exotic, vacation. The weather is perfect and you are having a fabulous time. You’ve even managed to not think about work or school. Now, here’s the tricky part – you don’t speak the language and you don’t have much experience with the culture. You go to a restaurant and the waiter hands you a menu. Uh-oh. It may or may not be in English. Even if the menu is in English, chances are it’s a literal translation and not an accurate description of the dish. You’re not sure what to order, but you cross your fingers and order something. When your food arrives, you realize it contains, let’s say nuts, which you absolutely hate and/or are allergic to. Now what? Continue reading