Travel Dispatch

Northwest Travel News Summer 2014

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

06/02/2014 By Allison Williams

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Road Trips: Wine Road Trips

Want to sample some of our top 100 wines? Here’s a selective guide to tasting rooms around the state.

09/03/2013 By Allison Williams With Brianna Lantz

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Insider’s Guide to Mount Rainier National Park

Whether you look for the wildflowers on paved trails, climb to the peak, or view from afar, Mount Rainier looms as our most iconic natural landmark.

07/19/2012 With Bruce Barcott, Craig Romano, and Charlotte Austin By Allison Williams

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Bicycle Trips, Trails, and Gear

Seattle is hilly, it’s wet, and it’s one of the top-ranked cycle cities in the nation, thanks to our committed commuters and twisting trails. Turns out we love our bikes and the number of pedal pushers grows with every year (and every bump in gas prices).

05/18/2012 By Allison Williams With Brian Colella, Amanda Zurita, Emily Dhatt, Jessie Wesley, Anne Larkin, and Nicole Fancher

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Road Trips 2012

The Northwest has the best stretches of blacktop in the world: We can cross mountain passes and trace deserted shoreline, even motor up to the world’s best farm-to-table feast. All it takes is a full tank.

03/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson, Laura Dannen, and Allison Williams

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Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park

What you need to know and where you need to go in Olympic National Park, Washington State’s most popular park, including best hiking trails, campground tips, hotels, and a map.

07/22/2011 By Allison Williams

Get Out

52 Weekends

Getaways, adventures, and road trips for every weekend of the year.

12/10/2010 By James Ross Gardner With Lia Steakley Dicker, Olivia Margoshes, and Rachel Sturtz

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Small Town, Washington

Ten fall getaways to historic hamlets, country villages, and sweet rural spots.

09/15/2010 By James Ross Gardner

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Slide Show: Hike and Bike

Lucky us: We live near some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in the Pacific Northwest. Want to break a sweat? Take a stroll before lunch? There’s a trail for that.

05/17/2010

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Hike and Bike

Lucky us: We live near some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in the Pacific Northwest. Want to break a sweat? Take a stroll before lunch? There’s a trail for that.

05/17/2010 With Courtney Nash, Judy Naegeli, Erin Reading, and Kasey Cordell Edited by Laura Dannen By Hayley Poole and Craig Romano

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Slide Show: Go! Road Trips 2010

Seattle’s nice, but a road trip in the springtime is even sweeter. Here, five excuses to load the trunk, get behind the wheel, and put rubber to asphalt.

03/17/2010

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Go! Road Trips 2010

Seattle’s nice, but a road trip in the springtime is even sweeter. Here, five excuses to load the trunk, get behind the wheel, and put rubber to asphalt.

03/17/2010 By James Ross Gardner, David Laskin, Jessica Voelker, Lia Steakley Dicker, and Christopher Werner

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Wine Country Weekends

Celebrate the harvest at premier wine destinations around Washington: Lake Chelan, Whidbey Island, Woodinville, and Kirkland.

08/12/2009 By James Ross Gardner and Jessica Voelker

Water World

Washington's 15 Best Beaches

Our state's greatest spots to splash, paddle, hike, and hunt for treasure in the sand.

07/20/2009 With Kathryn Robinson and Laura Cassidy By Matthew Halverson

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Slide Show: The Ultimate Beach Guide

Where to swim, paddle, hike, and hunt for treasure in the sand: Here are Washington's 15 best beach destinations.

07/20/2009

Destinations

My Island

Resident experts on nearby isles—San Juan, Whidbey, Vancouver, Anderson, and Galiano—dish on the restaurants, shops, and destinations to check out during your next Northwest island getaway.

05/22/2009 By James Ross Gardner

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Slide Show: My Island

Resident experts on nearby isles—San Juan, Whidbey, Vancouver, Anderson, and Galiano—dish on the restaurants, shops, and destinations to check out during your next Northwest island getaway.

05/22/2009

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52 Weekends

Think of all the Saturday mornings you’ve awoken with the same question rattling in 
your head: What am I doing this weekend? The following pages spell an end to that quandary. What to do with the most important 48 hours of the week in the best region on

01/09/2009 By James Ross Gardner, Laura Cassidy, Jim Gullo, Jessica Voelker, Lia Steakley Dicker, Christopher Werner, and Courtney Nash

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35 Northwest Playgrounds

Great outdoor summer adventures in the water, on the ground, and high in the sky.

12/28/2008 By Courtney Nash

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Early Game Plan

The proactive Seattleite’s* guide to enjoying a super-sliding, high-flying, great-dining time at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. * Yes, we know you’re already proactive, but this isn’t standing in line for the latest cellphone. This is t

12/23/2008 By Kathryn Robinson and James Ross Gardner