Weekend Pass

Dude Ranches Are Going Strong, So Saddle Up for a Cowboy Vacation

Dude ranches aren’t fake—they combine the best of a chill vacation with a peek into the world of real cowboys. Bull Hill Guest Ranch welcomes hapless city slickers, but they’re running a thriving cattle business in the background.

08/17/2017 By Allison Williams

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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

Weekend Pass

Escape to Canada: How to Spend a Weekend in Vancouver

The whole world is right across the border—oh, along with a brand new, unmentionable tower.

01/23/2017 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Climb Every Mountain (or Take the Shortcut Instead)

Canada’s rock-climbing mecca of Squamish gets a sightseeing gondola. Is that good news?

05/01/2014 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

The McMenamin Experience

Two Portland brothers turned an affection for pubs into a sprawling hospitality empire. Plus: our favorite McMenamin hotels.

01/02/2014 By Allison Williams

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Walla Walla Beyond Wine

Venture into the fruit stands, restaurants, and farms serving the real gems of the Eastern Washington harvest.

07/01/2013 By David Laskin

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Architectural Gems That Are Vacation Rentals

Find four Northwest getaways with unique design.

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

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Victoria’s Proper Side

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel gets new life in Vancouver Island’s historic harbor city.

11/28/2012 By Allison Williams

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Ace Hotels

Seattle native Alex Calderwood has created the country’s hippest hotel chain in Portland, Palm Springs, New York City, and, of course, his hometown.

10/17/2012 By Allison Williams

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Fine Dining Destinations in Olympia

Restaurants like Bread Peddler and Waterstreet Cafe prove fine dining is thriving in Olympia.

06/20/2012 By Allison Williams

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In Olympia, It’s Still the Water

A weekend getaway reveals Olympia is different—same as it ever was.

06/20/2012 By Allison Williams

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Soaking Up Harrison Hot Springs

Dip a toe into the tall tales of BC’s Harrison Hot Springs during a weekend getaway.

04/25/2012 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Snowmobiling in Roslyn

An eco-minded novice gets a taste of snowmobiling in Roslyn.

03/07/2012 By Allison Williams

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Storm Watching on the Oregon Coast

A winter weekend getaway on the Oregon Coast is wet, windy, and wild.

12/22/2011 By Allison Williams

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Montana Luxury Ranches

Luxury Montana resorts the Ranch at Rock Creek and Paws Up offer real ranch dressing.

10/14/2011 By Allison Williams

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Lodge Podge

Park once and play all weekend at four classic Northwest destinations: Lake Quinault Lodge, Columbia Gorge Hotel, Lakedale Resort, and Alpine Inn at Crystal Mountain.

05/20/2011 By Allison Williams

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Weekend Getaway: Tacoma’s Heart of Glass

This month’s weekend getaway: Tacoma, Washington, where you'll head to the Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass before stopping at Harmon Brewery and Eatery for some burgers and locally crafted beer.

04/22/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Prairie Land

This month’s weekend getaway: Joseph, Oregon, anchor of a valley of big ranches and gorgeous prairies.

03/14/2011 By David Laskin

Weekend Getaways

The Fabulous Baker Joys

Mt. Baker holds the world record for snowfall. Weekend ski getaway, anyone?

02/18/2011 By David Laskin

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Bear Afoot in the Park

Glacier National Park is an ideal summer destination. Just be sure to bring the noise.

12/17/2010 By Seth Kolloen