The open road is most thrilling when there’s something to discover around each bend—a secret hot springs, a hidden cache of pristine powder. A free bounty of wild seafood, a wilderness observatory. We hit the road for Northwest experiences worth the drive—everything else is just a glorified commute.

In This Feature:

Cat Skiing the Canadian Powder Highway

Even during one of the worst snow years in recent memory, we easily found untouched powder on these British Columbia mountains.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams

A Hot Springs Tour Through Central Oregon

Explore five geothermally heated springs that dot our neighboring state.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams

Rethinking Yakima Valley

The boom beyond the farms.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams

Road Trip: Overlanding the Cascades

Where we're going, we don't need (real) roads.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams

A Night Ride on Long Beach

Get your ticket to the clam show.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams

How We Got That Shot: October 2015 Cover

This is the cover that social media made.