Short Stops

The Strange Twin Museums of the Columbia Gorge

A deep dive into twin interpretive centers near this popular Seattle road trip destination. Each museum offers its own blend of local and natural history.

01/14/2022 By Allison Williams


Australian Brand Frankie4 Brings Comfortable Shoes to Capitol Hill

Genuinely fashionable shoes designed for foot pain—heels, sneakers, and ankle boots for people with plantar fasciitis, arthritis, bunions, and more.

01/14/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Stress Test

How Are Seattle Schools Responding to Omicron?

Learning from home, school closures, and teacher staffing shortages have made the start of 2022 chaotic. SPS tries to implement new Covid-19 protocols.

01/14/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

New Moon, New Me

How to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Takeout dumplings are the makings of a Chinese New Year meal at home, while the Seattle Night Market and the Wing Luke Museum offer in-person events.

01/14/2022 By Malia Alexander

Culture Fix

What to Do in Seattle This Week

Opening weekend at the Seattle NFT Museum, workshops and a march for MLK week—the best events in the city, updated weekly.

01/13/2022 By Malia Alexander and Seattle Met Staff


All You Need for a Very Peri 2022

The 2022 hue stars in activewear, two-tone boots, and a dog harness set.

01/12/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Vintage Vibes

Property Watch: A 1920s Home with Retro-Meets-Modern Style

This charming two-bedroom house for sale from Windermere has beautifully aged updates in Bitter Lake.

01/12/2022 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Opening Dispatch

9 Seattle Restaurant and Bar Openings for the New Year

Bring on the xiao long bao and queso and Peruvian fare. Plus some specific details on takeout, because the world.

01/12/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

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From The Space Needle to Canlis

SDC’s Inspired Design is the Essential Podcast Guide To Seattle’s Iconic People and Spaces.


Sky Lights

What I Found Chasing the Northern Lights

Tourists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond flock to Northern Canada to chase the aurora borealis–but nature offers no guarantees.

01/11/2022 By Allison Williams

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6 Reasons to Visit Sun Peaks this Winter

From the best food and local shopping to short lift lines, learn why skiers hit the slopes in Sun Peaks.


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Plan Your Next Getaway to Greater Palm Springs

In 3 hours, you can be soaking up some sun in SoCal’s most storied resort oasis.


Coronavirus Chronicles

Where to Find a Covid PCR Test in King County

A list of government-backed or hospital-run Covid-19 testing locations in Seattle, Auburn, Federal Way, Bellevue, and cities in the Puget Sound area.

01/10/2022 By Angela Cabotaje


Things to Do in Washington in January

A folk festival in Bellingham, ice sculptures at Lake Chelan Winterfest, and birdwatching with an expert on Marrowstone Island.

01/07/2022 By Allison Williams

52 Weekends

A Year of Family Activities

The best indoor and outdoor family activities around–the Lego Awesome Exhibit, the Museum of Flight, and the best playgrounds, parks, and kids menus.

01/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams Illustrations by Mike Holm

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Why We Should Build Resilience, Not Resolutions

Measuring our worth by what we achieve won’t support mental health or life satisfaction in the long run.


Highway Help

How to Track Highway and Pass Closures in Washington

When it snows in the Cascades, here's how to find road closure info, pass reports, and traffic cameras for winter driving.

01/06/2022 By Jack Russillo

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Latest Covid Guidelines—and Other Things the CDC Says

Do you have to quarantine if you're vaccinated? Fabric or N95? Who can get a booster? And what do Seattle public health agencies think about what the CDC says?

01/06/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Cute Couple

Property Watch: A Pair of Quirky and Cozy Leavenworth Cabins

This one-acre property in the Cascades is the perfect rental or vacation getaway in Leavenworth.

01/05/2022 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

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Get Your Gilmore Girls Fix In McMinnville, Oregon

Visit the small-town community that comes together in Stars Hollow style.