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Must Read: Bikabout’s review of a family trip to Seattle by Amtrak and bike

Photo of a kid on a bike near some sculptures.
Screenshot from Bikabout.

Megan Ramey and her family recently took the Amtrak Cascades train up from Oregon to spend a few days in Seattle, and they mostly traveled around the city by bike. Ramey wrote about the trip on her site Bikabout, and it’s a wonderful view of how our beautiful city has changed since their previous trips before COVID. She even calls Seattle “the coolest city for biking with kids.”

I loved reading this post. Maybe one underrated challenge of COVID has been the lack of an outsider’s perspective on our own city. We’ve been huddled together, traveling as little as possible. Sometimes people who live elsewhere help remind us about what is so great about where we live. Though there are obviously major challenges in our city (which she notes), Seattle really is an astounding place to be.

You should read the whole post. Here’s an excerpt:


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I am unapologetically biased. Seattle is my favorite city. It’s mostly based on music culture, but I love everything about it, the topography, climate, unplanned fun, how accessible it is by train and how easy it is to escape to a nearby island by ferry.


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  1. Thanks so much for the shout out! We love making the pilgrimage to Seattle as much as possible and are big fans of your advocacy work, especially for the most vulnerable like kids.

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