» Windstar Cruises is launching several new itineraries this year with options to cruise between Seward, Alaska, and Vancouver, B.C. Each cruise offers a new destination-immersion program with onboard marine biology, photography and wildlife experts. 

» UnCruise Adventures has added the S.S. Legacy to its Alaska cruise schedule, in addition to a new port of call in Haines, Alaska.

» Alaskan Dream Cruises, an Alaskan Native–owned, small-ship cruise line, is launching the new 10-night Alaska’s Frontiers & Wilderness Quest. Guests spend two days in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, as well as a full day in Skagway.

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
—1.5 oz. Baileys Salted Caramel
—2 oz. half and half

DIRECTIONS:
Combine ingredients in a Belgian beer glass garnished with soft caramel along the rim, chocolate sauce and a chocolate branch. Looks fancy schmancy and tastes deee-licious!

Courtesy of Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho

 

Gathering off-site and need a bar that adds a touch of elegance to your next event? Check out the options of Happy Hour Designer Bar Rentals. Offering a variety of styles that include custom, chalkboard, wood, mirrored and backlit bar-fronts and -backs, the rentals can be personalized for your event with colors, themes or logos.

 

This past October, the world lost a business and philanthropic giant with the passing of Paul Allen. Here in the Northwest, his absence will be deeply felt. Among his many achievements, Allen co-founded Microsoft; founded Vulcan Inc., Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Allen Institute for Brain Sciences, and Allen Institute for Cell Science; and was owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers. There doesn’t seem to be an industry that he hasn’t touched, expanded and improved, including the meetings and events industry, particularly in the Seattle area.