Hiking Help

5 Hikes That Don't Require Four-Wheel Drive or Chains

Don't get stuck. Hike safely by heading to an island, the Olympic Peninsula, or the Columbia River.

01/06/2017 By Jack Russillo

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: January

Break in the New Year with mountain movies, drinks, and chocolate that benefits Mother Nature.

01/06/2017 By Jack Russillo

Light Shows

Where to Road Trip for New Year's Eve Fireworks

Hail the end of 2016 the way it should be done: with illuminated potatoes.

12/22/2016 By Jack Russillo

Explainer

You Can Cut Down a Christmas Tree in the Wild

Learn what it takes to cut your own wild tree (or where to get it the easy way).

12/12/2016 By Jack Russillo

Outdoor Tech

Should Mount Rainier Have Cell Service?

Sure, they paved Paradise and put up a parking lot. But wireless too?

12/05/2016 By Jack Russillo

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

Store Openings

Filson Opens Up Shop in Ballard

The 119-year old retailer opens a new concept store in Ballard on November 23.

11/17/2016 By Colleen Williams

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

Accommodations

Local Rooms: Thompson Seattle

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

11/03/2016 By Jack Russillo

Outdoor Tech

Seattle Parks Launches New Trails App

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

10/21/2016 By Jack Russillo

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: October

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

10/17/2016 By Jack Russillo

Travel

Where to Find Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest

If you're going to catch a Sasquatch, you have to know where to look.

03/28/2016 By Allison Williams

Five Ways

If It's Raining Here, It's Snowing in the Mountains

Five ways to travel now that there's snow to be found.

12/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Hotels

Local Rooms: Anderson School Is a Bothell Hotel Now

McMenamins turned the principal's office into a bar. Upgrade!

10/27/2015 By Allison Williams

Snow News

The Biggest Ski Mountain You've Never Heard Of

Does British Columbia want the Jumbo Glacier Resort, even if it's the best in the world?

10/13/2015 By Allison Williams

Destinations

Northwest Travel Dispatch, Fall 2015

Where you'll want to go, and what's happening there.

08/27/2015 By Allison Williams

Three-Day Play

5 Destinations for Labor Day Weekend 2015

Don't labor through the last three-day weekend of summer.

08/24/2015 By Allison Williams

Local Rooms

Lusty Lady to Become a Boutique Hotel

Sleep over at the old peep show.

05/29/2015 By Allison Williams