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Mega Ship the Norwegian Bliss in Seattle

Norwegian Cruise Lines launched the Norwegian Bliss in April 2018 and had its christening ceremony on May 30, in Seattle. Ranked amongst the 10 largest cruise vessels in the world, the Bliss is now cruising between Seattle and Alaska on 7-day … Continue reading

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How to Get to Snoqualmie Falls Without a Car

Do you want to make a quick escape to Snoqualmie Falls near Seattle? There are a number of ways to get there from downtown Seattle without a car. Take A Tour First, we like to think our Snoqualmie Falls and … Continue reading

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Seattle Space Needle Facts

There is nothing more iconic in Seattle than the Space Needle and we think this should be a stop on your visit to the city. Continue reading

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The Best Ways to Get to Downtown Seattle from Seatac Airport

Here is a list of options to go from Seatac Airport to Seattle and back. 1. Ride the Light Rail If you don’t mind wheeling your luggage, this is the best and cheapest way to go. The light station rail is … Continue reading

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Best Way to Take Photos of Waterfalls With Iphone

(The quality of the photo will not be as high as with a DSLR like the one above, but it’s a pretty cool effect for a camera in your pocket) Every day we go to Snoqualmie Falls and help our … Continue reading

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Planting Tulip Bulbs For Beautiful Spring Colors

Every year I take a drive to the tulip fields to meet with the owners and gardeners to not only learn about the tulip growing business but also to see where the fields are being planted for our upcoming tours … Continue reading

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Arival In-Destination Event For Tour Companies

This past week I attended the first trade show of its kind for small tour operators in Las Vegas. The Arival In-Destination event was attended by a lot of companies such as Expedia, Viator, Travelzoo and many in-destination tour companies … Continue reading

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Amazon Started as a Home Based Business

Many Entrepreneurs have a dream of starting a business and reaching a point where they have a good customer base and can make a comfortable living. But I wonder if Jeff Bezos had any idea that the beginnings of his … Continue reading

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A Fascinating Look at the Life of Edward Curtis

At Shutter Tours, we read a lot of books. One can say that Half Price Books gets a lot of our money each year as we do frequent research on Seattle to continually improve our tours. I recently came across … Continue reading

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How We Spent a Day Touring Seattle

Being tour guides in Seattle requires us to not only know a lot about the city but also keep up with all the changes that happen throughout the city from month to month. Amanda and I decided that we needed … Continue reading

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