Sunday Stories for August 23rd, 2014

Seattle Washington skyline

It’s been another great week in Seattle, and I’m going to extend my time enjoying it with a few days spent downtown. I’ll be checking out the Mayflower Park Hotel, a spot I’ve walked by numerous times, but have never gone in. There will be a review coming.

Till then, a couple quick stories to enjoy today.

Travel DIY: Create Your Own Packing Lists

I’m pretty Type-A when it comes to packing, but this puts me to shame. There are some good tips to adapt to my list making. And for this Seattle getaway, I’m just throwing some stuff in a bag and forgetting about it.

But what happens when it comes to creating your own packing lists for your own trip? Are you one of those people who prefers it on pen and paper or wants something online that you can keep on your smartphone?

Wallingford restaurant makes Bon Appetit’s ‘Hot 10′

Putting this on the list to check out. Won’t have time this getaway, but it looks worth a visit.

Manolin made the cut with restaurants from San Francisco to Indianapolis to Brooklyn. It was originally nominated with fellow Seattle trendsetters Damn The Weather in Pioneer Square and Trove of Capitol Hill.

Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

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