An alternative account of our adventures in America last year is now finally available on FlyerTalk.
Collecting together most of the photos from our time in Seattle – including some from general wandering not covered in other posts.
My business class longhaul life now behind me, it was time to give Norwegian’s Premium Economy a try, from Seattle to London Gatwick.
A visit to Seattle’s Museum of Flight not only ticked another Concorde off my list, but gave me a chance to hear about something even faster, thanks to a talk by SR-71 pilot Brian Shul.
Visiting a variety pack of tourist attractions in Seattle via the cityPASS scheme.
Our final hotel for the trip went above and beyond in meeting an unusual special request…
To get to Portland, Eugene and back to Seattle we used both of Amtrak’s rail services in the area: the Coast Starlight and Cascades.
Our visit to Eugene coincided with the downtown visual arts festival, which included the addition of fresh murals to the 20×21 project. We set out to find some of those, plus other pieces of street art around the city.
Discovering some of Oregon’s beautiful scenery by guided tour.
We spent much of our time in Portland hiding from the heat in our hotel room; thanks to a remarkable upgrade, we had a lot of room to hide in.
With plenty of time to explore Seattle – twice – during this holiday, we were able to appreciate a few different neighbourhoods that offered a more relaxed pace than the city centre – and even a taste of local life.
Taking stock at the end of a five year streak of flying only business class for longhaul – without paying!
An overview of the upcoming posts, sketching out the shape of our travels to Seattle, Portland, Eugene and Seattle once more.