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Travel to IFBC

Take the train to IFBC

I’m leaving today for IFBC – The International Food Blogger Conference – in Seattle, Washington. It’s a very ‘foodie’ event full of food and friends! Here’s how to travel to IFBC and save.

Train: If you’re headed to IFBC, which takes place in downtown Seattle, and traveling from the Pacific Northwest, consider taking the train. It’s a scenic ride and the train station is within walking distance of the hotel. If you’re not up for walking from the train station to the hotel, consider the bus. It’s an easy walk from the train station to the bus stop and drops you off close to the hotel.

Plane: Flying into Seattle? Catch the Central Link Light Rail from SeaTac airport. This is an excellent option from the airport and it’s $2.75 – which is a lot less than taking a taxi into downtown. Plus, no traffic. Seattle traffic can get snarly.

Hotel: Last year, I stayed at The Moore Hotel (my husband came with me – read about his adventures ‘Seattle on the Cheap’) which is 2 blocks from the conference. It’s much less expensive than staying at the hotel where the conference is being held and gets me outside and walking around the city – rather than being stuck inside during the entire conference.

Food: Yes, there’s food being served at the conference but for meals that aren’t being served, head to the Pike Place Market. They’ve got food for every meal – but – you’ll wish you had a kitchen! They seafood and produce are so fresh.

Seattle is for food lovers! Fresh fish.

If you’re headed to IFBC, come say hi to me. I’ll most likely be wearing gingham!

How do you like to travel? Planes, trains or automobiles?

Go Gingham related links:

IFBC: People, Place and Program – recap from 2013
WordPress resource books – you can find these at your library
Create your own website (or blog!) Go Gingham style
The launch of my professional site is here and my first speaking schedule
Free tools for your blog or website – really, free!

Disclosure: IFBC gives bloggers a discounted entrance rate if they share about the conference with their readers.



2 thoughts on “Travel to IFBC

  1. The Bolt bus is an even more economical and faster way to travel to Seattle from Portland. It’s not as nostalgic, I’ll admit, but it has free wi-fi and electrical ports in every seat, is super comfy, and makes no stops on the way from Portland to Seattle. There are some other routes on the West Coast and others in the Northeast. We wrote a blog post on it a while back. You should definitely check it out.


    1. Great point, Erin! The train was a little late getting in yesterday. Not sure how the bus would have done…
      I took the bus from the train station to my hotel. It worked out so nicely.
      Thanks, EFB!!


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