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Dunkin’ Has Pink Velvet Drinks & Heart-Shaped Donuts for Valentine’s Day

Treat your sweetie to these Valentine’s Day goodies!

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7 Autumn Equinox Feasts from Around the World

Today is the Autumn Equinox and the official calendar start of the fall season. Think beyond your pumpkin spice latte and try a seasonal food from another part of the world.

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11 Winter Festivals You Should Experience at Least Once

We found the coolest celebrations the country has to offer.

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The Best Oktoberfests: Say Prost!

Although the name would lead you to look for festivals in October, Oktoberfest parties occur mainly in mid-September. There’s nearly one a weekend for the rest of the month, and we’ve got the scoop!

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The Little People Party Now Raging All Week

Demand dictates this kid-friendly bash is going full-time!

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Just Opened! Enjoy Suds, Schnitzel & Shade at This New Biergarten

Toast to the end of summer at this large, refreshing, historical spot with tons on tap and good food, too! (Also: stroller parking!)

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All Aboard! Take a Ride On D.C.’s Favorite Santa Train

Hop aboard for a fun and festive railroad excursion with Santa, Mrs. Claus and a whole bunch of little elves

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Fall Falls: 4 Waterfall Hikes to Enjoy This Season

Make a major splash and take the family to one of these beautiful waterfall trails.

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Willkommen a Weekend Getaway with Bavarian Charm

While only a two-hour drive from Seattle, a few days in Leavenworth will transport you to a sweet little slice of Bavaria.

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Grab Your Lederhosen: Oktoberfest By The Bay Family Day

Grab some lederhosen, dancing shoes and good cheer! It’s all about the oompah at super awesome Oktoberfest By The Bay.

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Kinderfest: An Alpine Party for City Kids

Three times a year, the Tourist Club members open the clubhouse to the public for a few fun-filled days of dancing and sausage-eating. Say hello to Kinderfest.

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Exotic Offerings at Seattle’s Specialty Grocers

Seattle has long been blessed with excellent gourmet and specialty food grocers: Big John’s PFI for Italian pastas and its terrific cheese counter; Uwajimaya, our first stop for obscure ingredients, from pomelo to gobo root. Then there’s Pike Place Market,…

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5 Reasons to Visit Pike Place Market Now

Listening to the lame excuses Seattle residents spout about why they do not frequent Pike Place Market gets on my last good nerve. Especially this time of year, when there are few tourists clogging up the walkways and parking spots…

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6 of the Best Local Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest

The first Oktoberfest was held 1810 as public celebration for a royal Bavarian wedding. In the ensuing two hundred years it has morphed into what’s been called the largest secular celebration on Earth. Its growing popularity has been fueled by…

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Sweet Bakeries for Birthday Cakes

The pièce de résistance for any kids birthday party is almost always the birthday cake. Ice cream, carrot, or chocolate, it’s the one treat that every little party-goer looks forward to (well, maybe the goodie bags too). With all that…

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Take a Family Vacation to Leavenworth

It’s hard to believe that a two hour drive east of Seattle can put you in a winter scene that’s worthy of a snow globe. But that’s exactly what you find in the quintessentially quirky town of Leavenworth, a faux…

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Shop Talk

Rob and Cherry Pickering always dreamed of owning a toy store; visits to toy stores were even a priority on family vacations. This year the timing was right and they set up shop in the huge bavarian-style Schnitzelbank building in…

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