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    What to do in Seattle: Ferry to Bainbridge Island

    To say that our afternoon trip over to Bainbridge Island was spontaneous is an understatement. We spent a morning mooching our way around a few of the Seattle stores (Mr Kiwi bought a watch, I bought a Frappucino at the Starbucks next to Pike Place Market – thereby hopping the hour plus queues) and then I google searched ‘what to do in Seattle’. That’s how much planning we did.

    What to do in Seattle Ferry to Bainbridge Island Adventures of a London Kiwi

    Jumping aboard one of their commuter ferries was highly recommended (much like our day trip to the Gothenburg archipelago) and we handily timed a sandwich stop (thanks to the ferry timetables handily being available in the Googlemaps public transport route planner!) and before we knew it, we left the Seattle city skyline behind and enjoyed the brisk wind on our faces.

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    What to do in Seattle: Wonder at the Chihuly Garden and Glass

    In the shadow of the Seattle Space Needle, almost alien crystalline forms wrap their deft tendrils through the Chihuly Garden and Glass.

    What to do in Seattle Chihuly Garden and Glass Washington Adventures of a London Kiwi

    Every single petal, bowl, stem and branch of cascading glass has been handblown under the guidance of Washington State native Dale Chihuly (in fact he grew up in nearby Tacoma), and we couldn’t quite believe our eyes.

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    10 things do to when you’re Sleepless in Seattle

    We flew in and out of SeaTac Airport, staying in Seattle for a few days, before hopping on the train up to Vancouver for a wedding. Sadly, the Pacific NorthWest was battling pervasive smoke from destructive wildfires raging over British Columbia for much of our visit.

    What to do when you are Sleepless in Seattle Adventures of a London Kiwi Travel Blog
    Seattle is quite an industrial city with incredible natural surroundings and interesting places to visit as a tourist, but we didn’t quite get under the heartbeat of the city – and I think the mistake was visiting without a car.

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    Reasons to visit Vancouver | Sponsored by e-visa.co.uk

    We adored our visit to Vancouver a few years ago – the stunning scenery, the friendly locals, the whale watching – and it elicited a desire to explore even more of the incredible Canadian landscapes. We would return in a heartbeat. Disclosure: this post was commissioned by e-visa.co.uk (an online visa bureau).

    What to do in Vancouver Canada BC Adventures of a London Kiwi

    Vancouver had always been our travel Avalon – a mystical dream that we never thought we would ever turn into reality.

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    Our dream USA Road Trip – An RV Itinerary | Sponsored by RVshare

    You know how you have Travel Dreams (the ones complete with capital letters) that you keep in your heart of hearts? Well, this one involves my passport, a reliable set of wheels and an enormous map of the States. One day, one day in the future we’d love to take a whole year off and pick up an RV or two as we travel on a USA road trip of a lifetime. Disclaimer: This post was commissioned by RVshare who are running an amazing Smoky Mountains RV trip giveaway – if you’re in the US, enter before the 1st July 2019!

    USA Road Trip Itinerary

    It’s really difficult to pick only a few USA road trip highlights to fit into a single blog post – especially as a year would be an incredible amount of time to explore the continental US – so I’ve just selected a handful of the really meaningful things that we would love to see and do.  They are mostly inspired by people that we adore, some of whom have hung out with me in London and shared some of their amazing homes with me via the medium of the internets. (You know who you are!)

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