Sponsor spotlight: Travel to Croatia/Slovenia with Edmonds Rotary in April

Quaint Slovenia with its sunny Julian Alps and lush green hills is the vibrant springboard for our custom Edmonds Rotary Club journey down the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Experience the hidden treasures of the Adriatic, stroll the lovely old town of Stari Grad in Dubrovnik with its marble-paved squares, and cross the wooden footbridges on the turquoise lakes…

Travel eats: Barbecue sings the blues — on Beale Street

Former Restaurant News writer Kathy Passage writes about her food adventure in Memphis. Pork. It’s why I can never become a vegetarian. There I’ve said it, not ashamed to admit I’ve never found anything that quite replicates a texture, taste and aroma of bacon sizzling in the skillet. I adore pork chops. I could write poetry…

Alaska Airlines says due to government shutdown, Paine Field flights delayed until March 4

Alaska Airlines announced Wednesday morning that they will be delaying flights out of Paine Field until March 4. According to a post on the airline’s website, “several key groups within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which conduct crucial certification and oversight work required for the start of commercial air service at Paine Field, are subject…

Travel notes: Experiencing the Panama Canal from both ship and shore

The Panama Canal is an engineering feat amazing for its time. Begun by the French in 1881, the 50-mile-long canal route suffered numerous setbacks, and was finally completed by the U.S. in 1914. Today the Panama Canal continues to be a true marvel to experience, both on a ship cruising through it and from shore…

Sunday suggestion: Day trip along Chuckanut Drive

Since the Seahawks aren’t playing Sunday, it might be a good day to take a drive north along winding Chuckanut Drive, photographer David Carlos suggests. “It takes about 1.5 hours from the Lynnwood area to get to the start of Chuckanut Drive,” he says. “From that point, it’s a 20-mile drive along twisty, boulder-lined roads,…