Rover Road Trip

Best Northwest Hotels to Visit with Dogs

Some overnight trips are a little furrier: The best Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia hotels that allow dogs.

06/14/2022 By Allison Williams

Growth Potential

The Tiny Mountain Town of Mazama Gets a Little Bigger

Methow Valley residents rallied to raise a new brew pub in their small settlement. But is the quiet corner of the Cascades ready for big time tourism?

05/27/2022 By Allison Williams

Mini Break

Where to Go for Long Weekends from Seattle

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, summer is full of extra Mondays and Fridays off work. Here are the best three-day weekend trips in the Pacific Northwest.

05/26/2022 By Allison Williams

Minivan Life

I Hate that I Love Seabrook

Seabrook, Washington, was built from scratch in 2005 to be the ultimate family vacation community. Is its perfection eerie or endearing?

05/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Map Quest

The Long Road Trip Down Long Beach

Wander through 30 miles of southwest Washington for beach walking, kiteflying, and history, starting at Leadbetter Point State Park.

05/23/2022 By Allison Williams

Short Stops

A Small-Town Coffee Shop Flourishes Deep in the Cascades

Sky River Coffee set up in an old Skykomish hotel to bridge history and community, just a little over an hour's drive from Seattle

05/18/2022 By Allison Williams

Northern Exposure

Highway 20 Opens This Week in the North Cascades

The first sign of mountain spring in Washington is when our northernmost cross-state highway opens, easing access to the Methow Valley and Lake Chelan.

05/09/2022 By Allison Williams

Southbound and down

How to Travel Between Seattle and Portland

How to avoid getting stuck in I–5 traffic is the question that haunts us all. So what's really the best way to get to Portland—bux, train, plane, or car?

04/11/2022 By Allison Williams

Map Quest

A Road Trip That Leads to Rainier

Cider, squash, and bighorn sheep: Take a drive through the rural highways that lead to Mount Rainier National Park.

03/14/2022 By Allison Williams

Soak it in

Hot Springs Near Seattle

Where to find natural soaking spots in nature and developed resorts in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, perfect for a weekend road trip.

03/03/2022 By Allison Williams

Perspectives

Covid Travel Can Mean a Whole New Kind of Culture Shock

What does it mean to be a tourist in places with a very different take on health precautions such as masking, vaccine verification, and indoor dining?

02/25/2022 By Allison Williams

Short Stops

An Authentic Irish Pub Brings Salty Flavor to Ocean Shores

The Galway Bay Irish Pub in Ocean Shores offers live music and a menu that includes classics like corned beef, making it a perfect road trip stop.

02/21/2022 By Allison Williams

Spring Chicken

Shota Nakajima Will Open Banzai Teriyaki in Cle Elum

The Top Chef favorite heads east with char-grilled chicken and a giant rooftop patio.

02/08/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Short Stops

A Cozy Cidery Opens near Mount Rainier

At Mill Haus Cider Company in Eatonville, the food menu and outdoor spaces are worth their own trip.

12/07/2021 By Allison Williams

Winter Report

Northwest Travel Winter 2021–22: Where to Go, What to Know

From Walla Walla to Port Townsend, the PNW offers an abundance of winter and holiday getaways within easy driving distance of Seattle.

11/23/2021 By Allison Williams

Short Stops

A Heavenly Greek Bakery Hides in South Central Washington

This Columbia Gorge road trip destination offers delightful baklava and other Greek baked goods in Washington.

10/27/2021 By Allison Williams

Water World

What to Do and Where to Eat in Lake Chelan

The Central Washington vacation destination has boat rides to Stehekin, the Slidewaters water park, and parasailing.

10/08/2021 By Allison Williams Photography by Brooke Fitts

Northwest Travel

18 Amazing Northwest Cabin Destinations

Bungalows, chalets, yurts: Like home, but better.

05/13/2021 By Allison Williams

Petal Pushers

The Best Flower Destinations in the Northwest

Tulips, rhodies, and wildflowers ahoy: All the best blooms and where to see them.

04/23/2021 By Allison Williams

Miracle Miles

8 Best Road Trips from Seattle

Washington’s eight most impressive drives, from mountain passes to sand in the tires.

04/06/2021 By Allison Williams