Travel Dispatch

Northwest Travel News, Winter 2015

Where you’ll want to go, and what’s happening there.

12/01/2014 By Allison Williams

Travel Dispatch

Northwest Travel News Fall 2014

Where you’ll want to go, and what’s happening there.

10/01/2014 By Allison Williams

Get Out of Town

30 Perfect Day Trips

Get out of town with a culinary adventure at Cama Beach State Park, a scenic drive along the shores of Lake Cle Elum, one very unusual form of skydiving at iFly Seattle, or 26 more getaways within 90 minutes or less of Seattle.

09/25/2014 By Allison Williams With Lisa Han, Carey Rose, Abby Tracy, and Matt Pitchford

Guide to the San Juans

What to Do on Shaw Island—Also Known as the Holy Island

The nuns who live on this quiet San Juan island have been busy farming their bucolic acres, and there's camping right on a sandy beach. And if you can't find something at this island's only store, you probably don't want it anyway.

08/01/2014 By Allison Williams

Guide to the San Juans

Lopez Island: What to Do and Where to Eat

Welcome to a biker's paradise where drivers wave at every cyclist and where grocery shopping is done at farm stands. Some of the island's best beaches are tucked at the end of Lopez Island's sleepy roads.

08/01/2014 By Allison Williams With Caroline Ferguson

Article

The Everything Guide to the San Juan Islands

Whales. Pig wars. Billionaires. Nuns. The San Juans are Washington’s special, secluded archipelago, a tiny realm barely tucked into Puget Sound’s pocket. And they’re ripe for exploration.

07/23/2014

Northwest Travel

Bend Is Beer City

Oregon's high and not-so-dry desert town might be the beeriest city in the world.

07/01/2014 By Allison Williams

Travel Dispatch

Northwest Travel News Summer 2014

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

06/02/2014 By Allison Williams

Camping

Where to Camp 2014: From Backpacking to Glamping

27 places to sleep under the stars (or closer than usual)

06/02/2014 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

NW Travel Dispatch

Spring 2014 Travel News

Where you'll want to go this spring, and what's happening there.

03/01/2014 By Allison Williams

Northwest Travel

Seattleites Guide to PDX

How to visit, enjoy, explore—and understand—Portland.

02/01/2014 Edited 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

Northwest Travel Dispatch

Winter 2013 Travel News

What’s happening where, from Canada to Oregon to the end of the road.

12/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Slideshow

Six New Seattle Tourist Attractions

Space Needle, Sculpture Park, monorail? They're old news.

05/20/2013

Weekend Pass

Architectural Gems That Are Vacation Rentals

Find four Northwest getaways with unique design.

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

Northwest Travel Awards

Our favorite hotels, restaurants, sights, and arts around the Pacific Northwest.

09/19/2012 With Laura Dannen and Allecia Vermillion By Allison Williams

Article

Jim and Lou Whittaker

Whenever we play in the mountains, we owe a debt to Jim and Lou Whittaker. The Seattle twins conquered Mount Rainier and REI, and made mountaineering the Northwest’s signature sport.

07/18/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

Golf Getaways

Three golf getaways: Pronghorn Club and Resort 
in Bend, Oregon; Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington; and Chambers Bay
 in Tacoma, Washington.

03/23/2012 By Allison Williams

Road Trips

Destination Dining: The Willows Inn on Lummi Island

"Diners are not simply eating Northwest bounty; they are merging with its essence."

03/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson