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My husband, I and two companions will be travelling from Sydney to Fairbanks, Alaska, but we have an eight-hour stopover at Seattle airport. We will be arriving in Seattle about 1pm. Will we be able to leave the airport to do some sightseeing?
Sure you can. The Central Link light rail connects the airport and downtown Seattle in about 30 minutes and your baggage should’ve been checked through to Fairbanks at your first point of entry into the United States.
If not, then look up Ken’s Baggage Storage located on the baggage claim level of the airport. The light rail trains depart about every 15 minutes and will cost about $3.
You should have four to five hours of exploring, if you already have your forward boarding passes. This is enough time to head straight to the Pike Place Market and historic district. Here, you can wander the markets, then view the city from high up in the Space Needle Station.
Or, if you feel like some retail therapy, there’s a good super mall, The Commons, near the airport where you can easily spend a few hours.
My husband has mesothelioma and on his bucket list is a trip to see the Calgary Stampede. Can you suggest the easiest and quickest way to get there. He does not require oxygen and we will be travelling from Western Australia.
Your trip from Perth to Calgary is going to include at least two stops. Possible scenarios including flying via Sydney and Vancouver, Melbourne and Los Angeles or Hong Kong and Vancouver. The best flights will depend on your budget and preferred stopover points.
A welcome sign for many at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington (main); and the Rowing Club is nestled in scenic Stanley Park, Vancouver (right).