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.


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


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


What Makes Our Coastal Sunsets So Gorgeous?

There’s no such thing as a sunset expert, but University of Washington atmospheric sciences and geophysics professor Steve Warren is pretty close.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Get Out

The State's Best Beaches Are Hard to Reach...But That’s What Makes Them Great

Getting to the good stuff: The journey makes the destination even more rewarding.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Washington's 21 Best Beaches

Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, kite-flying...we found the state's 21 best stretches of sand for all of it.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Insider's Guide

Washington's Best Beaches

21 vacations on the sand, plus a bushwacking trip to the hard-to-reach beaches, badass Makah surfers, and whats up with the state’s weird sea stars and severed feet.

07/15/2016 By Allison Williams

Food Lovers Guide

Chefs Who Fish (But Don't Eat What They Catch)

The city’s best seafood chefs are crazy about fishing—just not for dinner.

06/23/2016 By Allison Williams

Get Out of Town

Northwest Travel Dispatch, Summer 2016

Where, why, and how to take a summer vacation.

06/21/2016 By Allison Williams

Ongoing Sagas

Whatever Happened to SeaTac's $15 Minimum Wage?

Good question, but it’s tough to answer because the story is still evolving.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams