Road Trips

Hot springs, soaking, off-roading, car camping, clamming and more!  

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: October 2015

Impressionist marvels come to SAM, China exports a music festival, and the U.S. World Cup champs take the field.

09/30/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


Death Cab for Cutie, Reinvented

The local band finally comes home.

09/29/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


Cosplay Hacks with Meris Mullaley

"When I was able to take that love I had for a character and put it into a costume and then be that character for a few hours one day, I felt more confident about myself. I felt more a part of the geek community."


Eat & Drink


Dick Cantwell’s Beer Is Immortal

He was the sole nay vote in Elysian Brewing’s sale to Anheuser-Busch. Now the brewer’s legacy is at the center of the battle for the soul of Seattle beer.

09/28/2015 By Allecia Vermillion


Seattle’s Newest Restaurants Embrace the Food-Friendly Cocktail

At two high-profile new restaurants, veteran bartenders pour drinks that don’t fight with the food.

09/23/2015 By Allecia Vermillion


Kraken Congee: Crackin' Comfort Food

Kraken Congee is global, smart, and cozy in the extreme.

09/22/2015 By Kathryn Robinson


Just Enough Adventure on the Salted Seas

A Vietnamese restaurateur brings a fish house to Columbia City.

09/21/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Reinventing the Road Trip

09/30/2015 By James Ross Gardner

News & City Life

Back Fence

The Brave New World of Genderfluidity

You may be confused by nonbinary pronouns. But people under 20 aren’t.

10/01/2015 By Kathryn Robinson


Perfect Party October 2015

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

10/01/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Open Letter

Dear Lego: You Are Dismantling My Wallet

I'm falling apart.


Power Lines

Who to Vote for in November’s City Council Elections

Breaking down the six most contested city council races on the ballot.

09/29/2015 By Josh Feit

The Grand Ludicrous Hotel

Donald Trump Almost Built a Hotel in Seattle

And it would have been the tallest building in the city.

09/29/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

Meris Mullaley Is Ready for GeekGirlCon

A cosplayer gears up for Seattle’s celebration of girl nerddom.

09/29/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Question Answered

Does Seattle Compost Law Violate Privacy Rights?

Greg Moon says tolerating the new compost rules means tossing out our rights.

09/29/2015 By Jessica Voelker


Edith Macefield’s House Is Moving to Orcas Island

After years of sitting in limbo, the abandoned Ballard home finally may be on the move.

09/29/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Style & Shopping


Fall Fashion 2015: Forest Floor

Go into the woods with bohemian styles and vintage vibes in fall’s richest textures and sun-filtered hues.

09/30/2015 Styled by Amanda Zurita and Emma Ranniger Photography by Vickie Miao


Behind the Scenes: Fall Fashion 2015

How'd we get that shot? Take a look.


Travel & Outdoors

Road Trips

Rethinking Yakima Valley

The boom beyond the farms.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams

Road Trips

Cat Skiing the Canadian Powder Highway

Even during one of the worst snow years in recent memory, we easily found untouched powder on these British Columbia mountains.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams

Road Trips

A Night Ride on Long Beach

Get your ticket to the clam show.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams

Road Trips

A Hot Springs Tour Through Central Oregon

Explore five geothermally heated springs that dot our neighboring state.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams

Road Trips

Road Trip: Overlanding the Cascades

Where we're going, we don't need (real) roads.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams


Road Trips 2015

Five drives—and 23 destinations—to put you in the driver’s seat for adventure.

09/22/2015 By Allison Williams

Behind the Scenes

How We Got That Shot: October 2015 Cover

This is the cover that social media made.