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Canada Pacific Northwest Transit Adventures

Whistler to Seattle aboard Greyhound, the Train2Main, and Amtrak Cascades Wyeing out of Vancouver

I have to excellent days of skiing at Whistler/Blackcomb and should have paid the $50 for a 50% off third day; the resort is so huge there just wasn’t time to explore all of it. To get to and from the ski area (the HI doesn’t have Ski In/Ski Out access or a free shuttle) […]

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Canada Pacific Northwest Transit Adventures

Amtrak Cascades up Puget Sound to a $1 Greyhound ride up the Sea-to-Sky Highway

The reason for coming out to the Pacific Northwest is to use up my two already paid for days of skiing on my Mountain Collective Pass at Whistler/Backcomb. The largest ski area in North America! I considered booking a through Amtrak Throughway ticket to Whistler the fares seem to very a bit. I didn’t end […]

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A Touristy Day In Seattle: Museums, the Bainbridge Island Ferry, and a Mariners Game

For my Saturday in Seattle I didn’t really ride any transit that’s website worthy, although I did take a Washington State Ferry. I spent the morning first going to the Seattle Science Center because its on my Transit Museum Membership (a member of the ASTC passport program). As an adult I wouldn’t have spent money […]

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Riding Sounder All the Way Down to Lakewood!

This post is part four of Spring Skiing Spring Break.  I buy my Mariners ticket and walk back up to King Street Station–(8 Photos) and walk over the overpass to the Sounder island platform that is separate from the regular station. I board the second Tacoma-bound train (this becomes the second reverse peak direction train and […]

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The Long Walk to Link Light Rail into Seattle to an Afternoon Ferry Ride Included on my ORCA Day Pass (A 2 day old Fare Product)

This post is part three of Spring Skiing Spring Break.   Introduction: Tuesday night before my trip I’m visiting the Sound Transit website and notice an alert that through September (the website says they began on April first, but when I check later the website says starting April 9th) the region is piloting an ORCA Day Pass […]

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Flying to Seattle on Delta Air Lines, A Transcontinental Non-Stop with blankets (no pillows), International IFE, but no Food

This post is part two of Spring Skiing Spring Break. I sit and relax for 20 minutes eating the bagel I packed at home and forgot to eat on the subway. I eventually decide to get up and walk the new long pier that replaced the Pan Am Terminal that has been nearly demolished to […]

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The Subway to AirTrain, Following its schedule and Discovering a Security Trick at Terminal 4 for Delta out to Seattle

In Mid-April I went on a long Spring Break trip, I meant to write updates during my trip but getting grad school work got the better of me for writing during the trip. Introduction: Ever since I bought my Independence ski pass that I skied three of my six free areas on back in January […]