Lake Town

Oregon Mountain Hideaway Joseph Is Worth an Underwater Look

And glass-bottomed kayaks oblige.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Work Hard, Play Hard

Local Essentials: An Intern's Guide to Seattle

Skip the Space Needle and live like a Seattleite with this roundup of our favorite off-the-clock spots.

07/18/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Float On

How Seattle Folk Fit Boat Life into a Crowded City

From fold-up dinghies to commuting by kayak, we do what it takes.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

All Aboard

Sail the Local Seas on These 8 Boat Rentals and Cruises

How to travel our waterways the easy way.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

Hang Around Town

19 Urban Adventures for the Whole Family

Where to embrace the city sights, the great outdoors, or a rainy afternoon.

09/21/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

State Park Adventures

Hike, Paddle, and Climb: 14 More State Parks to Explore

Kayaking, glamping, sledding. And that's just the start. You wouldn’t believe what Washington's state parks hold.

07/17/2018 By Allison Williams

The Columbia River

The Atomic Graveyard on the Hanford Reach

The Hanford Reach was the top-secret site of America’s biggest technological achievement—or one of its deadliest. Now it’s simultaneously a toxic dump and a pristine expanse of river.

07/24/2015 By Allison Williams

The Columbia River

5 Ways to Boat Down the Columbia

Bring your own captain’s hat.

07/24/2015 By Allison Williams

Insider Guide to the San Juans

San Juan Island: What to Do and Where to Eat

The most populated island in the San Juans archipelago is home to the bustling town of Friday Harbor, fine dining, and midnight kayak rides. There's a heavy dose of culture on this hub, but don't stress—it's nothing like the big city.

08/01/2014 By Allison Williams

Guide to the San Juans

Orcas Island: What to Do and Where to Eat

The biggest San Juan island has an artsy heart, a mountain that dominates half its clam-shaped mass, and views that can't be beat. Swim in a millionaire's basement pool and shuck your own clams.

08/01/2014 By Allison Williams