More Travel & Outdoors

Cool Dips

10 Hikes to Swimmable Lakes in Western Washington

Step one: Walk in the woods. Step two: Jump in. Mountain swimming holes from the Olympics to the Cascades beckon hikers willing to make the trek.

08/02/2022 By Allison Williams

Main Dish

Where to Eat in Walla Walla

From breakfast at Bacon and Eggs to dinner at the Kinglet, Max Petty's new tasting menu spot, fine wine is only part of the equation.

07/05/2022 By Allison Williams and Allecia Vermillion

Island Time

How to Get to Victoria, BC, by Boat or Plane

Journey to a land of afternoon tea and poutine for dinner on a ferry, passenger ship, or floatplane.

06/28/2022 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

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

Explainer

What Was Up with 5G and All Those Flight Cancellations?

Why a wireless rollout from AT&T and Verizon affected air travel at Paine Field and Seattle Tacoma International Airport in January.

02/07/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Highway Help

How to Track Highway and Pass Closures in Washington

When it snows in the Cascades, here's how to find road closure info, pass reports, and traffic cameras for winter driving.

01/06/2022 By Jack Russillo

Seasonal Send-offs

Winter Weekend Travel Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest travel ideas worth the search: truffles, snowbound mountain huts, and Kurt Cobain's favorite spot in Aberdeen.

12/17/2021 By Allison Williams

Power Players

The Most Influential People in Seattle Sports, Travel, and Recreation

Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe, and Rick Steves are among the athletes, adventure-seekers, and transit buffs who guide the way we move.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy and 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

Turkey Travel

Destination Thanksgiving Dinners Within Two Hours of Seattle

Dirty dishes are for suckers. Head to Hood Canal, the east side of the Cascades, or the rocky shores of north Puget Sound.

11/12/2021 By Allison Williams

Time to Eat, Eh?

Canadian Feast

From Mexican to Italian to Chinese, Vancouver's vibrant food scene spans the globe.

11/09/2021 By Allison Williams

Canadian Feast

Authentic Mexican Fare Blossoms in Vancouver

The big flavors at Alimentaria Mexicana and Chupito are legit. Plus quirky exhibits at the Museum of Vancouver.

11/09/2021 By Allison Williams

border bound

Canada's Greatest Chinese Food Is at the Mall

In Richmond, Chinese fare flourishes at Old Xian's Food, Little Fox Bakehouse, and R&H Chinese Food in Landsdowne Centre. Plus the Versante Hotel.

11/09/2021 By Allison Williams

Canadian Feast

Vancouver Does Next-Level Italian Dining

Giovane Bacaro in the Fairmont Pacific Rim doles out lively small plates, Ask for Luigi trades in fresh pasta, and Pizzeria Farina spins artisanal pies.

11/09/2021 By Allison Williams

Northern Exposure

The Canadian Border Fully Reopens to Travelers

Finally, nonessential travel is open both ways across the U.S.-Canada border.

11/02/2021 By Allison Williams

Haunted Houses

Six Freaky Halloween Vacations

Washington fall day trip and vacation destinations that make you go "boo." Plus: How to freak out Stephen King-style.

10/21/2021 By Allison Williams

News Wire

Crew Shortages Rock Washington State Ferries

A new ferry schedule cuts back on the number of boats servicing Seattle and the rest of the Puget Sound region.

10/15/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy