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

Dining Way Out

Washington's Ferry Fleet Got an Impressive Food and Drink Overhaul

Local coffee, cheese, chowder and beer are among the new galley offerings.

04/17/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: April

The start of spring brings bulbs, brews, and blossoms.

04/11/2017 By Liz Weber

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

Highway Help

Your Complete Guide to Highway and Pass Closures

Where to find road closure info, pass reports, and traffic cameras for winter driving.

02/09/2017 By Jack Russillo

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

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: January

Break in the New Year with mountain movies, drinks, and chocolate that benefits Mother Nature.

01/06/2017 By Jack Russillo

Light Shows

Where to Road Trip for New Year's Eve Fireworks

Hail the end of 2016 the way it should be done: with illuminated potatoes.

12/22/2016 By Jack Russillo

Weekend Pass

Backcountry Skiing in the Cascades

With a La Niña year on the horizon, experts are forecasting a winter of epic snowfall. Backcountry skiing takes you to that powder—but pristine slopes come with a price.

11/21/2016 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

Food Adventures

4 Destination Bakeries Worthy of a Day Trip

Plan your day around obtaining a fluffy brioche sucré or a German-Austrian kugel­hopf.

09/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Day Trips

A Full Day in Olympia

Just an hour's drive south, spend a day in Washington's capital city tasting moonshine, touring government buildings, and shooting guns—not necessarily in that order.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Day Trips

20 Northwest Day Trips to Make the Most of Fall

Fall foliage, haunted parks, enchanted islands, unforgettable museums—all less than two hours from Seattle.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Day Trips

A Full Day in Port Townsend

Washington state’s quaint Victorian seaport is less than two hours from Seattle—and that includes the lazy ferry ride.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Day Trips

A Full Day in Tacoma

Parasailing, classic cars, historic boats, and a bevy of eclectic bars and restaurants dot our neighbor city to the south.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Beachy Creatures

What the Wild Things Are

Keep an eye out for these coastal critters on your next beach visit.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Uniquely Northwest

The 4 Kinds of Washington Beach Days

Illustrations by the Brave Union

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Breaking Waves

Meet the Makah Surfers Who Shred in Their Own Backyard

Which just happens to be one of the state's best surf beaches.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Sunsetology

What Makes Our Coastal Sunsets So Gorgeous?

There’s no such thing as a sunset expert, but University of Washington atmospheric sciences and geophysics professor Steve Warren is pretty close.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Get Out

The State's Best Beaches Are Hard to Reach...But That’s What Makes Them Great

Getting to the good stuff: The journey makes the destination even more rewarding.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams