Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: April

The start of spring brings bulbs, brews, and blossoms.

04/11/2017 By Liz Weber

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: March

Hey, it's spring! Almost! We've got seafood to eat and bird-watching to do.

02/24/2017 By Jack Russillo

Highway Help

Your Complete Guide to Highway and Pass Closures

Where to find road closure info, pass reports, and traffic cameras for winter driving.

02/09/2017 By Jack Russillo

Five Ways

5 Hikes That Don’t Require Snow Gear

Hit a trail that doesn't call for snowshoes or skis—and end up at waterfalls, with views of Canada, or in an abandoned mining town.

02/08/2017 By Jack Russillo

Sanctuary City

Visit Seattle Has a Message About Protest (and You Know the Tune)

A new video shows the world how mayor Ed Murray's "Shine a Light" initiative lit up Seattle.

02/08/2017 By Allison Williams

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: February

February is a short month, so make the most of it by going to a festival for bacon, antiques, or hunting gear.

02/02/2017 By Jack Russillo

Cooking Classes

Josh Henderson Takes His Culinary Skills Around the World

The man behind the Huxley Wallace Collective is starting a travel company for food lovers.

01/31/2017 By Jack Russillo

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