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Redmond is a crappy place to be without a car of any sort. The only reasonable mass transit around there is an infrequent bus system designed mostly to get employees to and from Microsoft. It can take 2 hours via public transit. Taxis are not cruising the streets so you have to call them well in advance, even from major locations like the Microsoft campus. ...


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Clothes Wear confortable clothes. Try everything heavily before travelling. Remember that you will do the same leg movement for several hours. Seams or other similar things rubbing the skin will "burn" and to the limit hurt. Take lite clothes to cycle. Even with cold weather you will heat up. Weight Try not taking more than 20Kg (the less the better as ...


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I usually plan my trips with Google Maps. Put both address and click on the public transportation. In your case: http://goo.gl/maps/O1f7 This is a 2 hour travel time for 27 miles and about US$5.00 price (two fares if you get bus and train). Notice that you can get the train from the airport parking directly instead of picking up a bus first. You may think ...


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Just to see the view? An hour, tops. At the top, there's a revolving restaurant where the food is not bad, although a bit on the expensive side... but the view and the experience are spectacular. It takes about an hour to do a full revolution, and getting a table for the sunset hour is well worth the price of dinner on a fair weather summer evening. On the ...


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There's no simple answer to this because flight prices vary according to time of the year. Flight costs are probably going to be the highest, and while it is not the only indicator, a lower flight price indicates an 'off-season'. If you try Kayak's Explore feature (set your airport to Seattle) then it does indeed seem that cheapest flights in March 2013 ...


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The BC Ferries website FAQ suggests that there aren't any scheduled ones running at the moment: Q: Do you have a ferry that travels between Seattle and Vancouver? A: BC Ferries does not provide service between Seattle and Vancouver, and we are unaware of any companies that do at this time. I think the issue is that it wouldn't be popular enough ...


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If you only go for the view then maybe an hour or an hour and a half. There is also a really nice restaurant up there ($$$) so if you plan going there plan on making reservations and maybe 3 or so hours. I am from Seattle and I do not really recommend going up it, so maybe the less time the better, maybe an hour. (More time to visit the EMP or Pike Place ...


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There are three guide companies available for climbing Rainier: Alpine Ascents International (206)378-1927 International Mountain Guides LLC (360)569-2609 Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. (360)569-2227 They are all probably pretty good. I've heard good things about RMI. I don't know about prices. It's possible to do without a guide company, if you learn and ...


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You have to apply for the Schengen visa at either the consulate of the country you plan to stay the longest at, or if staying at all countries equally, at the port of entry. For the Italian consulate in San Francisco, there is an option to mail your 'verified' documents instead of appearing for the interview. YOU MUST APPEAR IN PERSON to apply for a ...


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From the West Coast, your main options outside the continental U.S. are Hawaii, Mexico, and Central America. Alaska (often codeshared with Delta) and Hawaiian both have nonstop service from Seattle to Honolulu. You can reach the outer islands and most of Mexico and Central America with a single connection in the West. Prices will vary sharply with the ...


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Well the revolution takes 45 minutes, so if you're going to eat in the restaurant (which then gets you a free ride up), you could take 45 minutes to sit and see everything. Obviously if you're walking around, even less!


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It has been a while, but I have done the that trip multiple times by connecting at Friday Harbor. First take the ferry from Tsawassen to Swartz Bay. Then take the Washington State Ferries from Sidney to Friday Harbor and a connecting ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes. I don't remember if there is a direct ferry connection between Sidney and Anacortes. I ...


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Head to the Amtrak King Street Station. They don't have luggage lockers, but they do offer Baggage Storage for a small fee (click to the Baggage tab to see that). This thread suggests it was $3 per piece of luggage in 2010, it may well be a little higher now. King Street station is very close to a light rail stop, for when you want to head onwards to the ...


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I don't know Seattle's Pike Place Market, so perhaps my answer will not satisfy you completely. However, Boston has a covered market which is surrounded on both sides by a series of small shops (all-year-round) and lots of stalls, which I presume are there only in the summer. I'm talking about Quincy Market, which is in the area where Faneuil Hall is. I ...


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Amtrak tickets are sold starting at at $328, and you'll get a nice experience too. Greyhound tickets are sold at $188.10. Flying is rarely the cheapest option if you don't have the option to book a long time in advance and to be flexible in the dates.


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I don't think there's anything similar; your best bet might be to try one of the farmers' markets - more details from TimeOut Boston here. These at least have produce and the like, but are only once or twice a week, none year round. Haymarket / Quincy Market doesn't really compare; apparently Haymarket has remaindered produce, so not comparable with the ...



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