Seattle Guide for "Indianapolis Monthly"

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I had the chance to write a Seattle guide for the excellent Indianapolis Monthly this month. The occasion: a new direct flight on Alaska Airlines.

As a city mag superfan I love working with regional publications, and Indy has been a long-time favorite. And it is always a blast to try to see Seattle through the eyes of a visitor who may be short on time, but wants to soak up all the good stuff. I use articles like this one all the time to create itineraries when I travel, and I hope that informs what I write and helps me create something that really helps people explore the city. Before writing it, it hadn't occurred to me what an array of dessert offerings my current neighborhood now boasts. But there it is.

Oh, and when we visited the Starbucks Roastery for this assignment, there were a bunch of dudes in suits outside the entrance, with what look like landline telephone cords dangling from their ears. Must be secret service, right? Or at least some high end body guards. We stalked every corner of that crowded coffee carnival trying to find the VIP they were protecting, but to no avail. Maybe it was just Howard?