Short Stops

In Working Class Central Oregon, a Hotel Devoted to Mindfulness

The city of Redmond is quietly distinguishing itself from neighboring Bend.

04/03/2023 By Allison Williams

on the cheap

Portland's Hostels Bring Back Bunk Beds

Can luxe linens and rooftop bars make the shared-room model appeal to travelers beyond the backpacking set?

01/24/2023 By Allison Williams

Heat is on

A Floating Sauna Hides in the Vancouver Island Wilderness

The unusual retreat near Tofino redefines getting away from it all with a rugged-meets-resort experience.

01/17/2023 By Allison Williams

Late Checkout

Checking In at Some of the Best Hotels in Washington

We linger at a mountain spa, a city lobby, and other favorite overnight spots.

12/21/2022 By Allison Williams

Overnight Sensations

The Best Hotels in Washington State

We checked in to the 20 best luxury lodges, boutique properties, and urban hotels outside the greater Seattle area.

12/16/2022 By Allison Williams

Turkey Travel

Hotels for a Vacation Thanksgiving

Make the long weekend a vacation without all the dishes at these hotels near Seattle.

11/10/2022 By Allison Williams

Fall Wine

How Hotels Are Changing in Walla Walla

A trip to Walla Walla once might have led you to the Marcus Whitman or a chain hotel. Now, Abeja, Eritage, the Finch, and Yellowhawk are shaking things up.

10/10/2022 By Allison Williams

Guide to Leavenworth

The Best Places to Stay in Leavenworth

From the luxurious spa and soaking pools of the Posthotel to the Sleeping Lady Resort up Icicle Creek, here's where to book in this cozy mountain town.

09/08/2022 By Allison Williams

Turkey Travel

Destination Thanksgiving Dinners Within Two Hours of Seattle

Dirty dishes are for suckers. Head to Hood Canal, the east side of the Cascades, or the rocky shores of north Puget Sound.

11/12/2021 By Allison Williams

Due South

Portland Opens Back Up to Travelers with a Few New Twists

Find the Hotel Grand Stark, the Lot at Zidell Yards, new restaurants like Oma's Hideaway, and a new vibe in a city that feels more grown up than ever.

09/24/2021 By Allison Williams

Pray for Vacation

The Lodge at St. Edward State Park Resurrects an Old Holy Site

A new Kenmore hotel turns a historic seminary into high-end accommodations on Lake Washington.

05/11/2021 By Allison Williams

Don't Come Knockin'

Romantic Valentine's Day Hotel Specials in Seattle and Beyond

Let someone else wrangle the rose petals.

02/09/2021 By Allison Williams


High-End Lotte Hotel Finally Opens, Pandemic Be Damned

At last, a look at a long-vacant property that's been in limbo for years.

09/24/2020 By Allison Williams

Out of Office

Forget Work from Home, Try Work from Hotel

Be on the clock—or at school—somewhere much more interesting than your living room.

09/17/2020 By Allison Williams

Hotel Horde

15 Best Hotels in Seattle

You need a vacation, and a great—and safe—one is closer than you think.

08/28/2020 By Allison Williams

Basalt and Pepper

Ellensburg is the Center of the Earth (Or Washington, At Least)

The geologic wonderland of Central Washington finally gets a rock solid restaurant—and a friendly guide to the world famous landscape.

04/08/2020 By Allison Williams


These Montana Dude Ranches Redefine 'Roughing It'

The dude ranch vacation has moved beyond city slickers cornpone to white-glove luxury.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams


Huntsville, Utah, Is All About Night Life

One Utah town is going beyond the green of environmentalism, straight to pitch black.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

Meat Monuments

Daniel’s Broiler Bets Big on Downtown

What happens when a 40-year institution takes on Seattle’s hotel boom.

02/25/2020 By Providence Cicero

Sponsored Content

The FINCH Welcomes You to Walla Walla

The perfect base camp for your next Northwest adventure.

02/10/2020 By Corinne Whiting