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Fifty Shades of Seattle tourism

For $14,169 a night, The Edgewater Hotel offers a package worthy of those with the earnings of Mr. Grey himself.
Feb 13, 2015
A historic picture from pre-internment Japantown, on display in the Panama Hotel. (Photo by Sihanouk Mariona)

Japantown’s Panama Hotel hides a treasure trove of history

In 1942, in a fervor of wartime paranoia, President Roosevelt ordered Japanese-Americans into internment camps for the duration of WWII. The internment had an especially large impact in Seattle’s Japantown, where Japanese-Americans, many of them US-born citizens, were forced to abandon their homes and businesses almost overnight. Before they were led away to the camps, some […]
Jun 6, 2012
(Photo by Allen Wright)

Surf’s up: Couchsurfing community thrives in Seattle

Casey Fenton was traveling in Iceland in 1999 and decided he wanted to connect with locals. He sent a mass email to the student body at the University of Reykjavik, describing himself while asking for a place to stay. He was amazed at the number of offers he got. Inspired, he teamed up with some […]
May 29, 2012