How We Got That Shot

Road Trips 2018: Behind the Scenes

Watch how we brought #VanLife to life for our October cover story.

09/11/2018 Videography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Editor's Note

The Road Less Visible

We made the October issue with smoke in our eyes.

09/11/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Surpass Spotify

The Regional Radio Stations You Need to Know Before Hitting the Road

Rediscover the radio dial—it’s that thing above the USB port—by tuning into Northwest stations with local flavor.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Morel High Ground

How to Spend a Day Mushroom Hunting

Is there anything more quintessentially Pacific Northwest than foraging for fungi in the woods?

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

East Side Story

Spokane Boasts a Cultural History All Its Own

Washington's second largest city tempts visitors across the Cascades with breweries, street art, and reasonable prices.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Speedy Sightseeing

How to Take a Road Trip on a Time Crunch

These seven destinations are a mere two hours (or less!) from Seattle.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Shell Game

Lilliwaup Offers Getaway Vibes and Oyster Hunting

Yep, oyster tourism is a thing. Book a cabin, RV, or tent and head to the waters for briny bivalves.

09/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Roadside Mishaps

What Could Go Wrong on Your Dream Road Trip?

When life derails a road trip, it just makes for a better story. But even then, we’ve got you covered.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Insta-Worthy Stops

The Prettiest Road Trip in the Pacific Northwest

Stop at these pullouts along North Cascades Highway for views of the most spectacular geography this side of Alaska.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Drinking Age

Vineyard Town McMinnville Holds Fast to Authenticity

The wine scene has changed since vineyards popped up in McMinnville during 1960s, but the town still has its old charms.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Rock Steady

How I Conquered Fear While Bouldering

Yes, bouldering can be scary. But here's why I made a six-hour trek to do it anyway.

09/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Get on the Bus

#VanLife in Real Life

From retro Vanagons to the high-end Mercedes Metris, roadside detours just got a lot more comfortable.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Cover Story

15 Picture-Perfect Road Trips

Even when it’s not what you expect, Pacific Northwest highways lead to vacation perfection.

09/11/2018 Edited by Allison Williams By Stefan Milne, Hayat Norimine, and Allecia Vermillion

Olympics 101

First Time in the Olympic Peninsula? Here's What to See.

Scenic vistas, stunning beach walks, and main street strolls: Here's what should be on any first-timer's to-do list.

07/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Northwest Travel

Secrets of the Olympic Peninsula: 25 Hidden Gems Waiting Across the Sound

From forgotten history to fresh-from-the-farm cider to a valley of 10,000 waterfalls, there's so much to discover in our state's greenest corner.

07/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Getaway Guides

Guide to the San Juan Islands

The San Juans are Washington’s special, secluded archipelago, a tiny realm barely tucked into Puget Sound’s pocket. And they’re ripe for exploration.

05/25/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Northwest Travel

15 Amazing Northwest Cabin Destinations

Bungalows, chalets, yurts...escape the Seattle bustle for a few nights to these cozy getaways.

05/15/2017 By Allison Williams

Weird Washington

Take a Day Trip to North Bend—the Real Twin Peaks

It was just a little cult TV show a quarter century ago, but Twin Peaks' aesthetic came to define North Bend. Now that the series is back, the sleepy suburb is back in the spotlight.

04/18/2017 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

4 Blissful Spa Road Trips Around Washington State

This spring, the path to relaxation is lined with spas that show off the best of the Northwest’s sea, mountains, forest, and city.

03/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Northwest Travel Dispatch, Winter 2016

Where, why, and how to take a winter break.

10/21/2016 By Allison Williams