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Hullo Adventurers.

On our most recent trip to Seoul, our focus was on the food. Breakfast was a stone grilled egg sandwich bought outside our hostel. Lunch was bulgogi and Nakji Bokkeumbap fried in a giant wok at our table. Dinner: Seafood scallion pancakes washed down with Doenjang-Tzigae. The list goes on. We forced ourselves to walk around the city so that we’d be appropriately hungry enough to appreciate our next meal – a glutton’s exercise regime. Gastronomical Heaven.

The city is so fantastically cosmopolitan and rife with community based culture. Highlights: fractal laser shows on the Cheonggyecheon River that conjured up giant projections of robotic flowers, the school children that swarmed the Rodin exhibition at the Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, and above all, street markets that teeter with the weight of every product I could possibly imagine. Bring empty suitcases to this city, adventurers – Seoul is the place to shop. Even the subway stations all have their own malls.

If you are looking for a cheap place to stay – consider the hundreds of hostels in the Honggik University area. If not, the Hilton in Namsan Park gives you an incredible view of the N Seoul Tower. Explore the Lotte empire – there is an underground mall (or rather, labyrinth) devoted to duty free goods. Walk around Myeong-dong at night to see the street performers mime, dance and sing. Follow it up with a bottle of Soju and some fried octopus – but be warned – this innocuous looking liquor packs quite the punch!

In short, adventurers, if you’re looking for an urban adventure that has a dizzying carousel of delicious foods, serene palaces and retail therapy, come to Seoul. It’s a sensory delight.

Until next time adventurers.

This is Gao Gao reporting from the Mainland.


You should definitely come join Babeland, Molly Moon’s and us here at The Adventure School Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for . . . .

Mobile City is a FREE outdoor nighttime party and thennnnnnnnnnn we celebrate Capitol Hill and its glorious bizzzznessses with a weekend of awesome deals and activities!!!

Here’s more info about the party on Thursday. It will be a mobile eats extravaganza. Everything will be on wheels. Bands will be on the back of a truck! The bands will be My Goodness!!!!! Picoso!!! and Mash Hall!!!! Please be prepared to dance inside of a mobile disco. Walk, bike, blade, ride transit, skate, jog down to this bangin’ outdoor party, bring everyone you know. Celebrate Capitol Hill. Eat at Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream Truck, Maximus Minimus, Rancho Bravo Taco Truck, Via Tribunali and shop at the CMRTYZ/Young Monster Pop-up shop, ride The Adventure School Spin Art Bike, and jump with Double Dutch Empire!

Capitol Hill . . . it’s the best neighborhood. That is the new slogan I have made up, and the thing is, it is true, right? . . . BUT, as always, I am open, SO . . . . SOLU, Georgetown? Convince me!!! I mean, International District I already love you, don’t take this the wrong way.

Anyways, collect maps of the sale stores at Molly Moon’s, Babeland and the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. These are your ticket to the sale prices/deals and/or  you can use your zipcard!

*Download your own full resolution .PDF of the map and schedule:

While you’re here, let me tell you that the weekend long Summer Sale will feature tons of stores on Capitol Hill and VERY IMPORTANTLY . . .

We are also doing a food drive for Northwest Harvest so bring your non perishable food items and drop off at locations with an * asterisk

Babeland *

20% off featured waterproof toys

Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream *
$1 off all ice cream sundaes with map

Oddfellows Café *
$1 off coffee drinks with map or zipcard

Laughing Buddha
20% off jewelry with map

Pilot Books
10% off with map

Pagliacci Pizza
FREE fountain soda when 2 slices are purchased from 2pm – 5pm

Gyro World
Buy any Gyros sandwich and get a FREE medium fountain drink.

Speckprint *
25-50% off all shirts, posters and hoodies!

Ada’s Technical Books
10% off everything in the store with map. Receive a $10 gift certificate towards a future purchase with a $100 purchase.

Gold’s Gym *
$0 enrollment $29.99 a month special during the Summer Sale

Julia’s *


EDGAR The Store
20% off regularly priced merchandise on purchases of $20 or over with map. ALSO 50% off selected furniture and other items.

Marigold and Mint
Spend $50 and get a free bouquet of flowers

40% off any dog or cat toy. Limit two

20% off with map

8 limbs Yoga Centers *
20% – 40% off selected yoga items

Café Vita
10% off with map

Kaladi Brothers Coffee
10% off with map

City Home Store

Emerson Salon *
Show your map to get 25% off any service

Retrofit Home *
10%-40% off with our ever popular pull your discount from the hat!

Bluebird Ice Cream and Tea Room
$1 off beer float, OR free second scoop when you buy a scoop, with map

Old School Frozen Custard *
10% off with map

Veridis *
10% off with map

Throwbacks NW *
25% off all merchandise PLUS a $10 and $5 bin! Extra 10% off w/can of food.

Atlas Clothing *
10% off any clothing purchase. Accessory Sale- belts, shoes, scarves and slips starting at $3.

Gamma Ray Games *
Closet of Wonder sale featuring a massive range of used, rare and out of print board, card & roleplaying games all at ridiculously reasonable prices.

Cake Spy *
10% off all purchases $50 or over with map

NuBe Green *
20% off back to school items and 40% summer clearance

Bootyland Kids *
Summer Clothing Sale

Century Ballroom
Free cha cha, tango, waltz, mambo & lindy lessons on the broadway steps during the weekend sale

Copper Vine
20% off all containers. Discount applies to special orders as well.

50% off drinks from 3pm- 7pm with map or zipcard

50% off all pizza’s and 50% off drinks from 2pm-5pm

$5 off a Homegrown t-shirt with map

Simply Frames
25% Readymade frames

Whimsy Home Decor
10% – 20% off summer accessories

Brocklind’s Formal Wear

Urban Outfitters *
10% off with map

Salon Armand
Cut-a-thon on Friday and Saturday August 27th and 28th. 10% of all service proceeds will go to Lifelong Aids Alliance.

Flora and Henri
Take an additional 10% off summer sale items with map

Edie’s Shoes
25% off all shoe summer stock with map (excludes already marked down items)

Zaw Pizza
Free salad with a purchase of a large pizza and bottle of wine, 6 pack of beer, or 6 pack of soda.

Sal’s Barber Shop
50% off a haircut for new clients with map

Thanks to our sponsors Sound Transit, zipcar, BIA and Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce!!!!!!!!!!! See you there!


Hullo Adventurers,

Last night I went to see Swan Lake, at the Water Cube. Enough said. I have few words to describe the experience: Glitter, pogo sticks and tight tights. I am also depending heavily on my Adventurephone photos to tell the story.

The Moscow Ballet Company excellent – the synchronised swan diving even better. If you come to Beijing, Adventurers, I shall also bring you into the water park next door. They have a Turbo Basin that shoots you into a sea of floating (fake) jellyfish at breakneck speeds. It is beyond cool.

Until next time Adventurers, (from Shanghai)



Friend of adventure, Molly Moon, has started an ice cream revolution as of late! Anyone who has tasted the sweetness of Scout Mint knows what I am talking about. You can find her any given day on Capitol Hill or in Wallingford at her Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream Shops delivering the masses from their ice creamlessness. AND NOW, she has a mobile ice cream truck hitting the mean streets and cooling down the hot city with scoops of vegan Theo Coconut Kiss and ultra creamy Balsamic Strawberry. Molly Moon’s is a great woman-owned business and Molly Moon, the woman, is a huge fan of beautiful, walkable Capitol Hill. Come meet Molly at the Mobile City event this Thursday, and get to know her more right here in her Adventurer Profile!

What skill do you want to learn?
I’d like to get better at singing and playing the guitar and piano. I’d like to learn to play the cello – and the real way to paint with watercolors. It would also be nice to know how to be a better girlfriend.
Food and drink you don’t want to live without?
Croissants and coffee (oh – and ice cream)

The scariest thing you can think of?

Not being able to breathe.

Your favorite party supply?

Lots and lots of pretty dishes — and flowers!
Your favorite book of the moment?

Just finished The Help. Super good.

Describe your dream party place.
Treehouse Point, Fall City, WA. The river and trees and tree houses and a hidden stage for bands in the woods!
What is the evil version of you like?
Bossy, bitchy and big-boned!
What gives you confidence?
Name four essential elements of a good party.
Hilarious guests, messy food, tasty drinks, games
What do you appreciate most about a party

She or he can make seamless introductions and make everyone feel as comfortable as old friends.
Favorite adventure supply?
Describe the best party you ever attended.
One good party was when my bestie and I threw an underwear party in college. Everyone had to put all of their clothes in a cubby at the door. Then there were strong drinks and lots of body toppings on all the end tables – chocolate sauce & whipped cream & cherries.
Hotel room or campsite?
Do you have a style icon?
Ugh. You’re making me say this out loud? Am I allowed to say Carrie Bradshaw? I’m probably more like Charlotte though. But it’s ironic, I swear!
Where is your next adventure destination?
Kailua, Hawaii
If you could teach a class about anything in
the world ever, what would you teach?

Survival skills in canoes
Your motto?
Who doesn’t love ice cream?
What is your spirit animal?
Maybe a hippo? They seem relaxed. And I do like a nice bath.

Bio: Molly Moon likes to make ice cream



For more info!


One of my favorite meals of all time is a pasta dish made with linguine and freshly dug manila clams from Desolation Sound. We made it one night while boating in the area last week… so delicious!

1lb. dried italian linguine
5 dozen fresh desolation sound manila clams (ideal size, approximately 1-1.5″ across)
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, peeled & sliced very thinly
1/2 cup italian parsley, chopped
zest of 2 lemons (about 1 tablespoon)
juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1-2 tablespoons, to taste)
3/4 cup dry white wine
3/4 cup clam nectar
1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes (or to taste)
grated parmesan cheese

saute the sliced garlic in olive oil until tender, over low heat, so as not to brown. add white wine, chili flakes and simmer 5 minutes over low heat.
rinse clams and place them in a pot big enough to hold double the capacity. cover and turn heat to high. do not add water!
as soon as clams steam and open, turn off heat. remove 3/4 cup of broth and add it to the garlic and olive oil mixture. keep clams covered until needed.
meanwhile, heat water for pasta, add a tablespoon of salt and bring to a boil. cook the pasta until al dente (about one minute less that called for on the package). drain and return to pot.
pour “sauce” over the pasta, add the chopped parsley and lemon zest and some parmesan cheese. toss. places the pasts and some of the sauce in bowls, place a dozen or so clams in the shell on top. serve.

serves 4 to 6.


As promised, last week, here is some more information about next week’s totally boss FREE OUTDOOR NIGHTTIME PARTY ON CAP HILL!
Join us for a mobile eats extravaganza on beautiful, walkable Broadway! Everything will be on wheels. Maybe you should wear some roller blades? See a band on the back of a truck! Jamz by My Goodness!!!!! Mash Hall!!!!Picoso!!! Dance inside of a mobile disco. Walk, bike, blade, ride transit, skate, jog down to this bangin’ outdoor party, bring everyone you know. Celebrate Capitol Hill. Eat at Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream Truck, the Rancho Bravo Taco Truck, Via Tribunali and shop at the CMRTYZ Pop-up shop, ride The Adventure School Spin Art Bike, and jump with Double Dutch Empire!

The party will kick-off a Capitol Hill-Wide Summer Weekend Sale!

Capitol Hill . . . it’s the best neighborhood.

The weekend-long Summer Sale will feature tons of stores on Capitol Hill including:

Laughing Buddha
Throwbacks NW
Café Vita
Via Tribunali
Kaladi Brothers Coffee
City Home Store
Edge of the Circle
Gold’s Gym
Emerson Salon
Ada’s Technical Books
Atlas Clothing
Pilot Books
Pagliacci Pizza
8 limbs Yoga Centers
Marigold and Mint
and more!!!!!

Thanks to our sponsors Sound Transit, BIA and Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce!!!!!!!!!!!


Okay, guys, here’s the deal. We are doing an amazing event with Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream on Capitol Hill on August 26th. It’s a Thursday, and you are going to need to come out to celebrate the brilliant walkability of our favorite Seattle neighborhood, CAPITOL HILL. It is going to be held where you may be used to picking up fruits and veggies and flowers at the Broadway Sunday Farmer’s Market, just behind the Broadway Bank of America at 10th Ave East and East Thomas. AND, to make matters, even more awesome, it is the kick-off party for the Capitol Hill Summer Sale!!!! BOOYAH! Stay tuned to this blog for more information on foods, bands and deals!!!

Here’s a taste of what’s to come!

By the way, the walkablity score of the party location is 95. A walker’s paradise!