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My partner forgot glasses and contact lenses and is supposed to drive home from Port Townsend (Washington State) today! Anyone in the area have an extra pair of disposable contact lenses she could have? Or glasses she could borrow (and then we'd mail them back)? I believe she has -1.0 in the right eye and -1.5 in the left but probably anything close could help. Thanks.
Where can I have outdoor winter campfires/bonfires in the Seattle area? [more inside]
My husband and I are set to go to Seattle in early November. We plan to meet up with some of his friends, but I was hoping to see some of the coastline as well. [more inside]
So, I'm off on a weird trip early next month, into SEA early on a Sunday morning, attending a concert in the evening, and then flying back out of SEA the first flight the next morning. I'll be taking the light rail up to Seattle and am wondering, are there any stops along the way I should explore? I have a full day to kill before the show, and will get a day pass for the train so I can get off and on as much as I want. This would be only for the daytime on a Sunday. I could kill an hour or two or more at a few stops heading north, so recommendations for anything are welcome.
I know this must be so dumb, but I never fly anywhere. I will be taking a flight out of my small town (and thus no-line) airport and arriving at SEA. This flight was not booked together with my international flight later the same day. Will I have to stand in any long-ass lines in Seattle? Or can I just go to the gate for my next flight? (I will have only a carryon bag if it matters.) My partner has TSA precheck and I don't want to be stuck in a 2-hour line without him so I want to know whether I should get it too.
Looking for recommendations of good restaurants - preferably that do take-out and/or have outdoor seating - within easy walking distance of the north end of the University of Washington campus. [more inside]
I’m looking to stay in a unique non-chain hotel in/near downtown Seattle. Something similar to the Tabard Inn in Washington, DC. Budget is not an issue. I’ll be getting around by foot/public transit so parking also not an issue. [more inside]
I am arriving around 11 pm at Seattle - And I have to pick up checked luggage from earlier flight. Will need to UBER/Lyft to Marriott Waterfront. Should I put in a reservation for the Uber? Or wait until I am there? Would a taxi be about the same cost? (Long story short— missed flight; I am an idiot.)
Heading to Big Sur for a wedding from May 12-14 thinking that I will take the Amtrak Empire Builder from portland or seatle to chicago on -~May 21. Travelling with one other adult. What ahould I do in the interim? [more inside]
I'm taking my daughter (14) to Seattle for a few days next week and we've already done the standard sights (Pike Place, glass museum, space needle, Pop Culture museum, etc) a few times. We're looking for some other fun things to see/do. We're up for sights, tours, neighborhoods, food, even art classes or things like that. [more inside]
Hi! I used to live in Seattle, but the Seattle I lived in is loooooooong gone, so I need drink/eat recommendations. [more inside]
August 10, 2022
I’m in Seattle for work and have evenings free and then all afternoon Saturday until my flight late Sunday morning. I’m by myself, no car, staying downtown. Best use of my time? [more inside]
August 1, 2022
This coming Sunday, I will have exactly one full day to myself to spend in Seattle before my conference starts. I am staying at the Hyatt in Bellevue. I know there is a bus (and Uber), but what do I do in the city when I get over there without transportation? I am also considering renting a bike (perhaps an e-bike). I heard there was a bike-friendly corridor over to the city. But, again, what to do when I get there by bike? [more inside]
June 4, 2022
I’m interning at a company and they’re flying me out to Seattle for ~1 week. I’ll be in Seattle from June 17-26, though flying in late at night on the 17th and leaving in the afternoon on the 26th. During the workday I’ll be fairly busy, but the afternoons and evenings should be free! On the 25th, I’m getting a loaded metro card to use for the day but other than that I think I’ll need to arrange my own transportation. [more inside]
May 16, 2022
Hey all. I possibly had baby COVID back in April, but now I feel sick again. So, I tested, again. This time, I got a solid positive for COVID on my home test. I'm supposed to go to Vancouver, BC, Canada for 5 days, starting June 1st, for a minicavation and to see an outdoor concert. My question - should I go? How many days should I be isolating? How many days does Canada require me to be testing negative before I travel? Is this trip even possible? Thank you. [more inside]
April 11, 2022
We're looking at going to the Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley. To avoid problems, I'm looking for advice from others who have been before, such as: 1) is it worth it to buy tickets in advance (is the wait long); 2) which of the three farms to visit; 3) other things to know before going (for instance: what is traffic like, generally, which makes one time better than another to go). [more inside]
November 14, 2021
Where in WA/OR/ID can we go for groovy chill bike trails? You know, smoothish surface, little elevation gain, lots of fun swoopy curves, pretty scenery, and nowhere near any cars? Let's throw in Montana too.
September 22, 2021
I'm going to be in WA for two weeks and need to be connected to cell service. Roaming would be expensive with my provider. Is it feasible to buy a budget smartphone and prepaid SIM for a couple of weeks, or is the cost prohibitive? Where in Seattle would be the best place to look? [more inside]
August 26, 2021
Here in Seattle I have a 2008 Honda Fit which I've been getting serviced at local dealers for its entire life. Recently, I've become a bit fed up with their recommendations, which I consider dubious and would like some advice about what service is really needed and where I should get it. [more inside]
August 11, 2021
If you have personal experience, especially within the last few years, with using internet for business/video at a hotel in the Seattle area please help! [more inside]