It’s the time of the year that comes around like clockwork. Time to make promises to get in shape, start eating better, and finally learn how to take a decent selfie that makes it look like you got in shape and started eating better. We here in The Town have had one hell of a 2016 (namely, dealing with traffic and figuring out where teriyaki is going). But now, it’s 2017. And we need to stay strong, stick to our convictions, and honor our resolutions. Specifically, these 18…
Proof That Iceland's Ring Road Is the World's Most Beautiful Road Trip
Sure, there's a decent pho shop just down the street, and you can eat it any time of day, and it's relatively healthy, and... OK, so we'll probably still eat of lot of pho. But some soba does sound pretty great right now.
As the sunsets get earlier and the nights more blustery, we have to come to terms with the fact that it’s fall in Seattle. But as you look out the window at 6pm and exclaim to yourself, “It’s already dark?!,” keep in mind we created this list with you in mind. Below you’ll find a bunch of fun stuff you have to do to make the most of fall... and a lot of it won’t cost you a cent.
From Los Angeles to San Diego: Every Pit Stop You Need To Make Along The Way
With zero humidity and palm trees in the rearview mirror, cruising down the Pacific coast to San Diego from Los Angeles is summer. Of course, LA traffic can make it less cruiseworthy and more bumper-to-bumper. But with authentic taquerias, whale watching, and iconic surf breaks, there’s a quintessential SoCal pit stop just about every mile of the ride to distract you. Here’s seven summer getaways you can easily hit on the way to San Diego -- just don’t forget the sunscreen and a swimsuit.
Tacoma sits on the Puget Sound roughly 30 miles outside of Seattle. It's a town that’s managed to maintain its PNW charm and character throughout the decades, even as surrounding metropolitan hubs slowly scrub away their history and modernize with peculiar high-rises and lavish condos. And though the price for resisting rampant development is urban decay, Tacoma haunts like Bob's Java Jive and B&I show the city's propensity to stay true to its roots and maintain its identity.
Tacoma is also known for its weirdness (the phonetically pleasing phenomenon dubbed the Aroma of Tacoma probably has something to do with this). Here, you get a distinct sense that you’ve taken a half step back in time driving into a quirky town awash with both shrines to bygone eras and sweeping views of the Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, and Olympic Mountains. The city boasts two distinct nicknames: "City of Destiny" and "Grit City," each paying homage to Tacoma's past, present, and future. But to truly get a sense of Washington's third-largest city, you just have to go there. And when you do, we'll have you covered with everything you need to do when you arrive.