Play It Again Sports & Ski Seattle Location = SUCKS

It has been nearly 3 years but i’m still smarting over the horrendous customer experience that I had at the Play It Again Sports & Ski store in downtown Seattle (the one by REI’s flagship store).  Every time I drive by their location and see their sign, my blood boils a little–so I figured I’d take the time to write up my experience, in hopes of helping their business to fail!  I’ll keep it short so it doesn’t suck up too much more of my life… I went into the store with my wife and 2 boys ages 9 and … Continue reading Play It Again Sports & Ski Seattle Location = SUCKS

Recommendations for Travel in Chile

I get a lot of requests from friends about travel to Chile (for leisure/vacation, usually with family including kids), so i figured it was time to put my thoughts into a blog entry that I can repurpose, so here you go. First some context: I lived in Chile from the age of 6-11 in the lovely Pinochet military dictatorship era (late 70s-early 80s, several years in Zapallar on the coast, and the others in Santiago the capital), the again after college for a year in 1994 (in Santiago, working as a film editor for commercial television), and most recently in … Continue reading Recommendations for Travel in Chile