Mt. Rainier Railroad: Holiday Magic on the Polar Express



* This post is in collaboration with Mt. Rainier Railroad. I received tickets for the Polar Express in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

Hello Friends,

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and then it's full steam ahead to Christmas time. Speaking of  full steam ahead, I'm so excited to tell you about this magical train ride!  Mt. Rainier Railroad is located in Elbe WA. ALL ABOARD for the ride to the North Pole!

Last Thursday night we were invited to ride the train for the dress rehearsal of the Polar Express. What an amazing time it was meeting all the characters of the original movie and Santa himself!

Why You Should Fly Alaska Air Seattle To Calgary


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Happy Wednesday my traveling friends, I hope it's been a great week so far!  I just returned from a marvelous trip visiting my mother in Calgary Alberta. The Seattle to Calgary route is a top notch flight on Alaska. I've chosen this carrier many times over to fly this route. I'm sharing my experience and reasons to choose Alaska, should you  ever do this same trip!