This Week in Travel – Episode 290

Mary Jo Manzanares is a veteran travel writer and author of Secret Seattle: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.

Mary Jo Manzanares is a lifelong resident of Washington State and has spent decades exploring its highways and byways. She spent 32 years as a flight attendant, eagerly sharing tips and recommendations about Seattle to inquiring passengers. Mary Jo is a frequent speaker at travel industry events, a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, and writes about her beloved Washington State at and about her general travels at

Gary and Mary Jo Manzanares recap their visit to Milwaukee, WI for the SATW Conference. Mary Jo gave us the inside scoop to her new book, Secret Seattle: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.  Need any recommendations for your first weekend in Seattle? Mary Jo gave us some great tips for that, too.

Picks of the Week

  • Gary – Get a bitcoin lightening wallet 
  • Jen – The Ambassador Hotel in Milwaukee for Art Deco style and decor. 
  • Mary Jo – Find where a ship is!