'Tis the Season

10 Quintessentially Summer Things to Do in Seattle

Between outdoor shows and weekend trips, make time for the city’s most elemental summer pursuits.

06/12/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Cabins & Cottages

The Best Washington State Park Cabins

Some are simple, some are surprising, and all sit on public land—and that means they rent for cheap.

05/14/2017 By Allison Williams

Seattle Pet Guide

Seattle’s Best Doggie Day Cares, Parks, Pet Sitters, and More

How to keep your fuzzy, furry friends happy on every occasion.

04/17/2017 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Kiki Kita

Things to do with a Kid

Seattle's Destination Playgrounds

Six of the region's best slides, climbs, and swings.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Five Ways

5 Hikes That Don’t Require Snow Gear

Hit a trail that doesn't call for snowshoes or skis—and end up at waterfalls, with views of Canada, or in an abandoned mining town.

02/08/2017 By Alison Klein

Outdoor Tech

Seattle Parks Launches New Trails App

Find an urban trail—and help fix it—from your phone.

10/21/2016 By Jack Russillo

Food Lovers Guide

Chefs Who Fish (But Don't Eat What They Catch)

The city’s best seafood chefs are crazy about fishing—just not for dinner.

06/23/2016 By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

You Climbed Rainier. BFD.

Does anyone still care about the state’s biggest mountain?

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Feature

Unburied: The Secrets of a Deadly Mount Baker Avalanche

In 1986, a snow slide on a Cascade volcano engulfed four young men in a torrent of ice and snow. Almost 30 years later, the mountain gave something back.

03/24/2015 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Sun Peaks: The Whistler Alternative

A Canadian ski legend left Whistler for this out-of-the-way mountain—for good reason.

02/03/2015 By Allison Williams

Article

The Complete Guide to North Cascades National Park and Lake Chelan

How to hike across, sleep in, dive into, drive through, fly over, and fall in love with our northern peaks and lakes.

08/05/2013

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

Article

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Prairie Land

This month’s weekend getaway: Joseph, Oregon, anchor of a valley of big ranches and gorgeous prairies.

03/14/2011 By David Laskin

Weekend Getaways

The Fabulous Baker Joys

Mt. Baker holds the world record for snowfall. Weekend ski getaway, anyone?

02/18/2011 By David Laskin

Article

Cool Running

On the last Sunday of February, more than 6,000 cyclists will pedal through what Bicycling magazine calls one of “four classic rides in the nation": Chilly Hilly.

01/18/2011 By Hilary Meyerson

Article

Hittin’ the Skids

You don’t have to be a gearhead to geek out for DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie, but a need for speed helps.

01/12/2011 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Billy Got Gruff

The deadliest creature in Olympic National Park is a snowy-white vegetarian: the mountain goat.

11/15/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Weekend Pass

The End of the World

Boardwalks, beach marvels, native treasures, and salmon skins in the Northwest’s far northwest: the Ozette Loop of Olympic Peninsula.

10/11/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Article

Into the Void

Suck in your gut, bring a flashlight, and get ready to crawl—we’re going caving at Cave Ridge.

10/11/2010 By Matthew Halverson

Slideshow

Slide Show: Ship of Ghouls

Even at sea, an outing with the Advanced Ghost Hunters of Seattle and Tacoma is a deadly serious search for why things go bump in the night.

09/16/2010