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A Temporary Museum of the 1980s Opens in Seattle

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/09/2018, 9:45 PM

There's nothing like seeing cultural artifacts from your childhood in a historical exhibit to make you feel like an ancient relic. Those of us with memories of the 1980s can have that disconcerting experience at Seattle's Living Computers: Museum + Labs, where a temporary exhibit called "Total 80s Rewind" transports visitors to the world of a teenager in the Reagan years.  Gather 'round, kiddies...

Seattle's Space Needle Gets a Glassy Makeover

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/26/2018, 12:00 AM

A $100 million update to Seattle's skyline-defining Space Needle is just about finished.  But don't worry, purists: The 605-foot retro-futuristic tower still looks like something dreamed up by the animators for The Jetsons—or, as the Frommer's guide puts it, "like a flying saucer on a tripod."  Some sprucing up here and there aside, the most dramatic changes can be found on the observation deck,...

A Second Airport for Seattle?

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/31/2017, 4:00 AM

The Seattle area could soon get a second commercial airport.  Alaska Airlines, which is based in the city, would like to begin offering flights from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, located about 25 miles north of Seattle.  At present, that facility is used primarily by Boeing, whose biggest jet-making assembly plant is nearby. But by fall 2018, Alaska Airlines could be flying i...

App for Speeding Up Customs Process Now Live at 14 Airports

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/12/2016, 9:45 PM

A mobile app designed to move you through customs quickly and efficiently is now available at 14 of the country's international airports. The latest addition, Washington Dulles in the nation's capital, joins Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Newark, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle; Raleigh Durham and Tampa are up next. Available ...

West Coast and Then Back East: The Frommers Book Tour Heads to Seattle and Philadelphia

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/22/2014, 5:15 AM

Thanks to all who made our appearance at Powell's such a wonderful experience (especially the wonderful staff of that famed bookstore). We're now in Seattle, where we'll be appearing on January 23 at Third Place Books (6504 Twentieth Ave. NE) at 7pm. To publicize the appearance and the new Frommer book series, we'll be appearing on January 22 at noon on KOMO Radio, the 24 Hour News show wi...

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