Tuck and Roll

Never Have I Ever: Sledded Down a City Hill

Does it snow in Seattle? Yes, it does. After a big snowstorm, Seattle's hillsides become extreme ski jumps for winter adventurers.

09/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Wine Not

Things to Do in Walla Walla

There's plenty of history to explore, plus golf, skiing, and electric bike tours. Oh, and the original Batman.

08/13/2021 By Allison Williams


Your Seattle Summer Guide to Outdoor Entertaining Anywhere

From colorful carafes to designer pools to a fancy cooler fit for park cocktails, here’s how to outfit a summer outside.

06/18/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Jane Sherman

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

Shop Locally

Seattle’s Freeman Opens Up Shop in Capitol Hill

Six things you need to know about the locally and American-made goods at this new retail joint.

08/14/2014 By Kelsey Kaufman

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Events Feb 10–16

Nature as it should be, readings on love, and the most romantic candy-loving palindromic surf rock band in Seattle: the best ways to spend your week without spending much.

02/10/2014 By Jeremy G. Novak

The North Cascades

The Great Lake: Chelan

Dive into the quintessential family vacation on the water.

08/01/2013 By Allison Williams


The Great Eats: Food and Wine in Manson

Chelan’s looser, littler sibling is just seven miles up the lake and home to some of the area’s best culinary flair.

08/01/2013 By Allison Williams


Camping in North Cascades National Park: The Extreme Scale

Where to sleep in the North Cascades, from easy to extreme.

08/01/2013 By Allison Williams


Seattle Summer Events Guide 2013

Outdoor concerts, movies, festivals, feasts, parties, you name it for every day—and night—of summer, from Fourth of July to Labor Day.

07/01/2013 By Laura Dannen and Seth Sommerfeld


Must-Haves for Fun in the Sun

Our favorite local goodies, gear, and gadgets.

05/22/2013 By Amanda Zurita


It's 50 Years Since Jim Whittaker Took Everest

Half a century ago, a local boy became the first American on the top of the world.

05/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Nature Lovers

An Outdoor Escape from the Holiday Crush

Art critic Sheila Farr heads to the city's top birding site for some winter respite.

12/19/2012 By Sheila Farr

Get Out

Where to Go to Canoe and Kayak

The water isn’t quite freezing, which means it’s boating season.

06/11/2012 By Jessie Wesley


Enchantments Lottery Ends Tonight

Forget cash—the big jackpot is a backpacking trek.

03/13/2012 By Allison Williams

Weekend Plan

Five Things to Do Out of Town This Weekend

Feel fit, fashionable, or just fat and happy at this weekend’s Northwest escapes.

10/07/2011 By Stephanie Rubesh


Schwaggle Debuts with Fitness Discounts

They want to schwave you money on schports.

08/04/2011 By Allison Williams


Island Bound

See the secret side of the San Juans by sailboat.

01/04/2009 By Lia Steakley Dicker


Wicket Ways

Cross-campus treks. Intentionally ironic attire. Gonzo thwacking. What kind of croquet is this?  

12/27/2008 By Lee Fehrenbacher