The Allure of Seattle for an Aussie Kid

Growing up in Australia there was always one city that stuck in my mind that I would like to visit someday, that city was Seattle. Originally it wasn’t high on my priority list as there were so many amazing places to visit, but it was always in the back of my mind. I first visited…

Viva Las Vegas

December 8th to 12th, 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada I have just returned from a trip to Las Vegas with one of my best friends Scotty who was visiting from Australia. This was my first visit to Vegas since 1998; new casinos and shopping centres have been built, some old places were gone but overall it…

An evening with Jerry Seinfeld

It is hard to believe that Jerry Seinfeld (comedian, actor, writer and producer) is 57 years old and that his TV show Seinfeld, “a show about nothing” rated as one of the best shows of all time, ended over 10 years ago (it was aired on NBC for 9 seasons from 1990 – 1998). Like most…

Nirvana: Live at the Paramount

24th September, 2011   On this day 20 years ago Nirvana released their second studio album Nevermind. I have discussed this album and the 20th Anniversary Tribute Concert at the EMP Museum in previous posts, and can never say enough about how good an album it is. I still listen to it regularly and it really has stood the test…

A visit to “Twin Peaks”

July 23rd, 2011 “Twin Peaks” I went on an interesting and fun day trip with some new Seattle friends to the popular Snoqualmie Falls (about 45 minutes drive west of Seattle). This waterfall is on the Snoqualmie River near the town of Snoqualmie (not really big on giving places unique names in this part of Washington state!). The falls…

Dave’s Not Here

July 9th, 2011 Dave Foley Reading through the latest free street press I noticed an ad for a comedy show I could not miss…the legendary Canadian comedian and actor Dave Foley. He was in the cult Canadian TV comedy “Kids In The Hall” (1989 – 1994) and one of my all time favourite shows “News…

Autobots…..lets roll!

Transformers – Dark Of The Moon Today I went to the nearby IMAX theatre at the Seattle Pacific Science Centre. IMAX offers the new Transformers movie on a 6 story high screen in 3D and quite a headache if you don’t sit in the right location (for me that is back row dead centre). In my…

Recap of my travels in the past year (2010)

The past year has gone by so fast, one moment I am leaving my Australian home and  job in May 2010 to travel the world, then before you know it I am living in Seattle, Washington USA! Most of 2010 was such an adventure travelling through: USA (May 2010) Central and southern Florida– Launch of Space…