Some of us will never know what it's like to have superpowers, but a day spent at GoFly Water Aviation offers a glimpse into the magic of human flight. By harnessing water-jet propulsion, GoFly's equipment gives aquatic pilots the power to soar up to 30 feet above the surface with enough control to perform flips and twists or dive into the water with the same speed and grace as a caffeinated dolphin.
GoFly's futuristic, airborne vessels take three forms: the flyboard, the Jetovator, and the hoverboard. All three of these vehicles derive their skygrazing power from a jet stream of high-pressure water attached via a long hose. For the flyboards, the streams shoot out from a pair of boots strapped to the feet, forcing pilots to maintain balance—and execute tricks—by flexing their legs. A trip on the Jetovator, by contrast, is like riding a flying motorcycle: after straddling the bicycle-like contraption, pilots steer with a handlebar as a rear jet provides enough thrust to sail through the air. Lastly, the hoverboard is like surfing above the waves; its surfboard-like platform shoots out water to lift a person high into the air, where they can execute tricks and accelerate to speeds of up to 25 MPH.
For all of these adventures, GoFly offers photo and video packages, letting thrill-seekers relive their experience in HD footage instead of hiring an old Greek poet to narrate the tale every time.
The property at Lakewold Gardens has been recognized for its beauty since the early 20th century. A Georgian-style mansion sits at the heart of this 10-acre wonderland, and rare and native plants unfold around it—State Champion trees, Japanese maples, and more than 900 rhododendrons. Fortunately, the garden is open to visitors year-round. Here are some things to check out during your visit:
The Brick Walk: As you emerge from the fern garden, you step onto an exquisitely patterned path that's flanked by Mt. Fuji cherry trees and a sparkling quatrefoil pool. The Brick Walk is especially mesmerizing during springtime, when the cherry trees are in bloom.
Petal Pushers Garden: In the summer, this area erupts with clouds of 20 different kinds of hydrangea petals. Daffodils, primroses, and hellebores thrive in other months, making this a must-stop at any time of the year.
The Lookout: A resting stop that overlooks the Woodland Garden and a stream, the Lookout was recognized by the international organization Gardens for Peace. They named it a symbol of peace and a place of reflection and meditation.
Backed by 30 total years of experience that includes teaching kayaking and selling equipment for REI, Barbara Gronseth shares her passion for the outdoors through Issaquah Paddle Sports. Profiled in the Issaquah Press, Barbara and her team—which includes husband George—rent stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and NuCanoe Kayaks to all ages of outdoorsmen. Since Issaquah Paddle Sports is located within Lake Sammamish State Park near Tibbetts Beach, its protected beach affords visitors a relaxed setting for launching into the lake.
Beyond supplying guests with equipment, Barbara's team also leads programs that range from guided tours to experiences designed exclusively for women and kids. Additionally, the staff arranges lessons in kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding through parent company Kayak Academy. Back at the clubhouse, attendants dispense replenishments such as Clif Bars, SmartWater, and caviar cupcakes.
At Vino Bella, you can enjoy a variety of sweet and savory small plates.
A healthy lifestyle starts with the food you eat, and Vino Bella is creating innovative healthy meals.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Vino Bella is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Tap your foot to Vino Bella's tunes — live performances are often showcased here.
The noise at the restaurant can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Vino Bella's business casual code.
Vino Bella is located in a prime location where street parking is always readily available.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Vino Bella will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Vino Bella serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
With so many great combinations of flavors, you won't find a better variety of tapas than at Vino Bella.
To say Mark Coleman knows how to fish is an understatement. Coleman, the owner of All Rivers & Saltwater Charters, has mastered the art of side drifting, float fishing, hover fishing, back bouncing, and jigging during his more than 10 years exploring the Pacific Northwest’s waterways. In the process, he earned captain certification from the US Coast Guard, a distinction also earned by each member of his team.
Aboard vessels that range from the 29-foot Reel Tight to a 16-foot, nonmotorized drift boat, Coleman and his staff lead chartered fishing trips through fresh- and saltwaters. All Rivers & Saltwater Charters have caught fish on the Columbia and Olympic Peninsula rivers, traveled the waters outside Anacortes and the San Juan Islands, and explored Puget Sound. Voyages pursue salmon, steelhead, lingcod, sturgeon, and other types of fish. The team can also lead fishing lessons for newbies, teaching essential fly-casting techniques, including the correct grip, the different casting styles, and how to use homemade tiramisu as bait.
Design a digital rock dock station. Create a superhero mobile. Build and battle a dino-robot. Launch rockets to new heights. The children who engage in these once-in-a-lifetime activities at Destination Science camps aren't just having fun—they're learning science. At over 130 camp locations in six states, counselors lead campers ages 5 to 11 through a full week of hands-on exploration in various disciplines. Aided by kid-friendly tools, entertaining demonstrations, and inventive lesson plans, they teach campers the basics of scientific inquiry through the fun of exploration and experimentation. The four main camps focus on topics ranging from human and marine biology to astronomy, engineering, and physics, often with engaging games and hands-on projects. All of Destination Science's instructors are experienced educators and university students, each focused in the sciences and chosen for their ability to relate to children and build an effective baking-soda volcano.