Road Rage

The Worst Drives in Washington State

Bad traffic, disappointing scenery, and dangerous highways: Our picks for the least attractive road trips in the state.

05/26/2023 By Allison Williams

An Apple a Day

The Best Cidery Road Trips from Seattle

These seven Washington cideries make long drives worth the trip.

04/14/2023 By Allison Williams

Mountain Menu

Leavenworth's Dining Scene Finally Transcends Kitsch

Forget the giant pretzel: The Bavarian town's food landscape levels up in unexpected ways.

04/03/2023 By Allison Williams

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

Road Warriors

How to Rent a Camper Van in Seattle

Four wheels, a bed, and the open road: Van life is within reach with Volkswagens, Sprinters, and more.

03/21/2023 By Allison Williams

Map Quest

A Road Trip from Fort Spokane to Kettle Falls

Deep in Central Washington, the mighty Columbia spreads itself into Lake Roosevelt, and a scenic highway traces its shores.

03/17/2023 By Allison Williams


Winter Road Trips from Seattle

Need ideas for the next weekend getaway? The open road is calling, even when it's chilly.

02/23/2023 By Allison Williams

Short Stops

Crystal Mountain's Famed Snorting Elk Bar Sold to New Owner

But the nachos aren't going anywhere at Washington state's classic post-ski spot.

02/21/2023 By Allison Williams

Destination Guide

Port Townsend: Where to Eat, What to Do, and Where to Stay

The Olympic Peninsula's prettiest town is here for a good time, from Finistere to events like Thing Festival.

02/13/2023 By Allison Williams

Map Quest

A Road Trip through Out-of-the-Way Oregon

Partway between Portland and Bend, a quiet stretch of high desert holds a quirky escape.

02/07/2023 By Allison Williams


The Best Restaurants in Washington State

Our favorite meals outside Seattle, from far-off islands to creative cuisine in cities east of the mountains.

01/09/2023 By Allison Williams and Allecia Vermillion

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

Map Quest

A Road Trip through the Columbia River Gorge

When winter descends, the north side of the Oregon border sets a not-so-snowy route to Eastern Washington.

11/22/2022 By Allison Williams

Short Stops

The Fighting Forts of Puget Sound

A single excursion to Forts Casey, Worden, and Flagler bounces from history to nature and back again.

11/14/2022 By Allison Williams

tome travels

Best Bookstores to Visit on a Washington Road Trip

The coziest reasons to hit the road are a day trip away.

10/26/2022 By Allison Williams

Map Quest

A Fall Color Road Trip through Central Washington

A road trip to Wenatchee heads past iconic larch trees to rich fruit orchards, making for a scenic weekend road trip from Seattle.

10/21/2022 By Allison Williams

Trip or Treat

Haunted Halloween Road Trips around Washington

Paranormal investigations, scary forests, and underwater pumpkin carving make for perfect fall road trips around Washington state.

10/05/2022 By Allison Williams

Guide to Leavenworth

Best Places to Eat in Leavenworth

The Bavarian tourist town in Central Washington has turned into a destination for quality vacation dining, from the Watershed Cafe to München Haus.

09/13/2022 By Allison Williams

Short Stops

Portland's Sports Bra Invents the Women's Sports Bar

Screening exclusively WNBA, NWSL, and other women's sports games, this neighborhood bar in Northeast Portland is a perfect road trip stop.

08/16/2022 By Allison Williams

Short Stops

A Remote Fire Lookout That Can Be Reached by Car

Deep in the forest between three volcanoes, within easy driving distance from Seattle, a piece of history sits right off an unpaved road.

07/15/2022 By Allison Williams