Travel Dispatch

Northwest Travel News Summer 2014

Where you'll want to go, and what's happening here.

By Allison Williams June 2, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue of Seattle Met


1. Vancouver

Lost tourists who booked stays at the city’s soon-to-open boutique Skwachàys Lodge can spot their hotel by the 40-foot Dreamweaver totem pole on the roof or the aboriginal culture video display out front. 

2. Sea-Tac

Delta Airlines launches nonstop service to Hong Kong in June, a new route likely to be popular with business travelers and those with audio books exactly 14 hours and 30 minutes long.

3. Richland

Find out how ice age floods shaped the Columbia River and why the Manhattan Project reactors didn’t turn everything radioactive at the July opening of the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center.


4. Lincoln City

The Oregon Coast town offers free crabbing and clam digging clinics through September, but bring your own shellfish license, bucket, and first aid kit—it’s free but not for the faint of heart. 


5. Walla Walla

The 30th annual Sweet Onion Festival moves up a month to June 21 and 22 but still includes an onion-eating contest for true fans of pungent breath

6. Kooskia

A special July 11–13 weekend package at River Dance Lodge in Central Idaho will include a historian’s tour of Kooskia Internment Camp, plus guided talks around the campfire. 

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