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Discovering Canada’s Wine Country

“Today, there are over 180 wineries located between the U.S. border and Penticton, B.C. making a trip to wine country a little bit closer for some folks. With so many wineries to choose from, how do you decide where to go first? This can be a tough decision for any seasoned wine enthusiasts, but terribly daunting for complete newbies like myself. Fortunately, I recently traveled to the Okanagan and was given a grand tour of the area with smart people who taught me a lot. I can confidently share some of the best wineries to visit, recommend a great place to stay and offer other activities you can do while there.” Read More >>> Another story based on the same winery trip will be published on Seattle Refined on May 19.

All About the Norwegian Bliss

“They started our two-hour tour literally at the top in what they call Haven. It is considered a luxury enclave where high-rolling guests board early ahead of the regular guests. It is sort of a ship within a ship with its own private pool, spa suite (with a steam bath, vitality pool and over 50 specialty treatments), dining service and concierge service. The luxury suites come with personal butlers ready to answer your every whim. In addition to the master suite, living room, dining room and private deck areas, many also include separate bedrooms, activity rooms and bathrooms for the kids.” Read More >>>

Visiting Walt Disney World During a Pandemic

“This review will cover how things are different at the parks and hotels during a pandemic, thoughts on some of the newer experiences offered and a few tips here and there if you decide to go. I will give some insights on the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme parks, but unfortunately, I won’t be covering Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The reasons being, it will would have added another full day of expenses, we have at least three amazing zoos and animal parks and although we’ve heard great things about the newer Pandora section, neither of us are huge fans of the movie Avatar.” Read More >>>

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Oldest, Oddest, Roundest: Seattle’s 9 Most Iconic Buildings

“Seattle wouldn’t be what it is without its beautiful and unique skyline. From the sleek and elegant to the weird and whacky, you can find just about every type of building in the city. Narrowing them down is hard, but here are nine that really stand out.” Read More >>>

(Published at Seattle Refined)

The Great Whidbey Island Bakery Tour

“Ah, spring! The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the faint smell of croissants is wafting through the air. Well, on Whidbey Island at least. Call it a tour or a ‘crawl,’ we learned of a “bakery boom” of sorts. In just a few short hours, we were able to hit a handful of places dealing with dough.” Read More >>>

(Published at Seattle Refined)


Awesome International Towns You Can Visit in the USA

“While all of us would love to travel the world and fill up our passports, the hard reality is that most of us find ourselves planning a trip to Disney or LEGOLAND instead. However, we’ve found a loophole. It is possible to get a “feel” for Germany, Denmark, England and more without actually leaving the United States.” Read More >>>

(Published on TinyBeans)

Peace Vans Rentals Provides All the Fun of Camping Minus the Hassle

“While camping is one of America’s favorite pastimes, not everyone has fond memories of trying to stay warm inside a damp and uncomfortable canvas tent. However, Peace Vans Rentals have made it their mission to provide a positive experience for those who would like to give an old-fashioned road trip a try with a hint of nostalgia along the way. ” Read More >>>

(Published on TinyBeans)

Jeffrey Totey

I’m a freelance writer with a passion for the world of pop culture, arts and entertainment and travel. He lives with his wife Donna in the Greater Seattle area.

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