It's easy to get comfortable in your neighborhood. Seattleites in particular talk a lot about never crossing the Ballard bridge unless they have to or those in Capitol Hill say they have no reason to leave. There's such a large variety of music, sailing, art, food, and lifestyles, it seems a shame to miss experiencing something new. One of my favorites things to do wherever I live is simply just walk my city, for hours. Sometimes i take my camera, a book to find nice spot to relax or an empty backpack to collect bits from local shops along the way. Sometime, I just walk. No plan. No destination. Just my feel on the pavement and an open to mind to whatever the day brings me. Recently I spent some time exploring Elliot Bay Marina and couldn't believe this little community of people who live on the water year round with their boat pets and by far the most beautiful view rent can probably buy in The Emerald City.