Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: December

Party through the season with a music festival, a Lego-building contest, or the world's biggest light maze.

12/02/2016 By Jack Russillo

New and Notable

Pacific Northwest Ski Report: What's New, What's Open

Check the opening status for seven resorts in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.

11/22/2016 By Jack Russillo

Weekend Pass

Backcountry Skiing in the Cascades

With a La Niña year on the horizon, experts are forecasting a winter of epic snowfall. Backcountry skiing takes you to that powder—but pristine slopes come with a price.

11/21/2016 By Allison Williams

Feature

Quiet: A Soldier’s Fight for the Most Silent Place in America

The military’s plan to send newer, more disruptive jet planes over the Hoh and Quinault rain forest region has unraveled not only townspeople throughout the Olympic Peninsula, but the veterans who thought they’d found a refuge.

11/16/2016 By Madeline Ostrander

Five Ways

5 Places to Have Thanksgiving Dinner Around Washington

Don't cook on Turkey Day. Travel to an island, forest, or mountain.

11/16/2016 By Jack Russillo

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: November

Get busy with fall festivals devoted to startups, the weed business, and crafting.

11/08/2016 By Jack Russillo

Local Rooms

Local Rooms: Thompson Seattle

Seattle's new downtown boutique hotel has a lot to show off.

11/03/2016 By Jack Russillo

Get Out

Northwest Travel Dispatch, Winter 2016

Where, why, and how to take a winter break.

10/21/2016 By Allison Williams

Outdoor Tech

Seattle Parks Launches New Trails App

Find an urban trail—and help fix it—from your phone.

10/21/2016

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: October

The leaves are falling and the mushrooms, pumpkins, and ghosts are calling.

10/17/2016 By Jack Russillo

How I Got Here

How a Former Recording Studio Tech Shifted Gears to Design the Perfect Seattle Bike

"It's important to downplay the preciousness of a handmade product."

09/21/2016 By Darren Davis

Food Adventures

4 Destination Bakeries Worthy of A Day Trip

Plan your day around obtaining a fluffy brioche sucré or a German-Austrian kugel­hopf.

09/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Day Trips

A Full Day in Olympia

Just an hour's drive south, spend a day in Washington's capital city tasting moonshine, touring government buildings, and shooting guns—not necessarily in that order.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Day Trips

20 Northwest Day Trips to Make the Most of Fall

Fall foliage, haunted parks, enchanted islands, unforgettable museums—all less than two hours from Seattle.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Day Trips

A Full Day in Port Townsend

Prepare to be charmed: Washington state’s quaint Victorian seaport is less than two hours from Seattle—and that includes the lazy ferry ride.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Day Trips

A Full Day in Tacoma

Parasailing, classic cars, historic boats, and a bevy of eclectic bars and restaurants dot our neighbor city to the south.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Getaways

27 Perfect Day Trips from Seattle

Explore the wonderful, nearby corners of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle will be here when you get back.

09/15/2016 By Allison Williams

Beachy Creatures

What the Wild Things Are

Keep an eye out for these coastal critters on your next beach visit.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Uniquely Northwest

The 4 Kinds of Washington Beach Days

Illustrations by the Brave Union

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Breaking Waves

Meet the Makah Surfers Who Shred in Their Own Backyard

Which just happens to be one of the state's best surf beaches.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams