Tag: travel

All together now at Grespania Ceramica's Castello, Spain showroom

Passport to Creativity Tour 2024

With Tile of Spain and Cevisama 2024 Valencia

When learning a foreign language, a common recommendation is to immerse yourself in the country and the culture of that language. The same can be said for a product. If you really want to understand a product, you need to understand its origin, … read more

Semiahmoo

Destination Semiahmoo

An activity-packed gem on the Canadian border

Imagine you were tasked with locating and building a destination resort in the Pacific Northwest. Would you seek a location on the expansive Salish Sea or on a peaceful bay? Would you seek a location that has dramatic mountain sunrises or one that … read more

The Fairmount Empress hotel
Travel

The Short and Winding Road to Victoria, British Columbia

Interesting, long-weekend retreats from Kitsap

As the Black Ball Ferry “Coho” enters Victoria Harbor following its 90-minute crossing of the Salish Sea from Port Angeles, the stately Fairmount Empress hotel — Victoria’s centerpiece — comes into view. The scene is a bit “Oz” in nature: The stunning building … read more

Seabrook

Seabrook — A Bucolic Destination on the Washington Coast

After the three-hour drive from Kingston through vast differences in topography and aged towns, Seabrook almost jolts you awake, exuding charm, fresh ocean air and a pretty, decidedly Nantucket look. The first exploration downtown uncovers immaculate streets, cute stores and smiles. As you … read more

The heart of Bora showroom (Photo courtesy NKBA)

Touring German Haus Fair 2023 with the National Kitchen & Bath Association

Foreign travel is great for sparking a designer’s creative juices; however, mixing business with pleasure can be the ultimate reward. In that vein, I have made a point of attending kitchen and bath industry trade shows on a regular basis in North America … read more

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EVs

Four Questions to Ask before Going Electric

The “electric vehicle (EV) boom” is upon us. Americans purchased nearly 300,000 EVs in the second quarter of this year, over 48% more than in 2022. To drive the trend even further, new data from Hankook Tire’s Gauge Index survey suggests that more … read more

Port Gamble Paranormal

Port Gamble and Its Long-Term Residents

For more than 100 years, Port Gamble was the heart and the soul of the country’s lumber production. Today, many believe much of the town’s original population …hasn’t left. One of the state’s oldest settlements and the former home of one of the … read more

Bloedel Reserve (Photo Courtesy beautifulwashington.com)

Inspirational Walks and Hikes

Many of us have heard the saying, “Go take a hike.” At one time, this was a negative phrase, but now it could become our mantra for getting out and exploring all the abundant trails that surround us in West Sound, from the … read more

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Staying Safe on the Road When Driving with Distracting Furry Friends

Summer road trip season is in full swing. Whether your vacation plans include national parks, sandy beaches or major metropolises, you may be thinking of bringing the entire family along, even your four-legged companions. While we love having them near, dogs aren’t always … read more

Pony Up Rescue for Equines
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