Travel Features

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

Northwest Travel

18 Amazing Northwest Cabin Destinations

Bungalows, chalets, yurts: Like home, but better.

05/13/2021 By Allison Williams

Trendsetting

Van Life vs. RV Life

Not everyone wants the Instagram lifestyle.

03/04/2021 By Allison Williams

Site Survey

10 Best RV Campgrounds in Washington

Where to park campers and RVs overnight near Leavenworth, Cascades National Park, and the Washington coast.

03/04/2021 By Allison Williams

Trailer Taxonomy

Understanding the Different Types of RVs

Size isn’t everything. Recreational vehicles are classified by shape, not length.

03/04/2021 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Seattle Met

Perk City

The Best Amenities Found in Fancy RVs

Certain additions can make an RV feel better than home.

03/04/2021 By Allison Williams

Four Wheel Home

Truck Campers Have a Whole New Look

A few local outfits rethink flatbed chic.

03/04/2021 By Allison Williams

Driving Home

Learning to Camp Indoors

Three days, one rental, and a whole new perspective on the RV lifestyle.

03/04/2021 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Cody Muir

The Road Home

The Seattle Guide to RVs

How to rent, where to camp, and why motorhomes are having a moment.

03/04/2021 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Cody Muir

Get Out

Washington’s 25 Best Beaches

Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, kite-flying...we found the state's best stretches of sand for all of it.

08/24/2020 By Allison Williams

BOOM TOWN

Guide to Mount St. Helens

The 1980 eruption was the biggest volcanic event in recent American history. Four decades later, the mountain has more than moved on—it’s become a new and vi...

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens Wildlife: Don’t Call it a Comeback

Flora and fauna have more than returned to the destruction zone—they're thriving.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Art St. Helens: Creations Inspired by a Volcano's Destruction

Forty years on, the eruption still fuels evocative work. Plus: What's up with ash glass?

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens is Not a National Park

The volcano’s unique status makes upkeep complicated.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Visiting the East Side of Mount St. Helens: Otherworldly Escape

Intrepid explorers head to a quiet region to score views of a hidden landscape, plus a chance to view remnants of the eruption.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Visiting the South Side of Mount St. Helens: On Top of Old Smokey

Take a walk on the adventure side of the volcano. Keen athletes can spelunk underground, ski gentle slopes, or climb to the crater rim.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Visiting the North Side of Mount St. Helens: Crater Crash Course

A road trip down a stunning highway leads to a well-appointed visitor center and easy hikes. Never been to the famous mountain? Start here.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

A Timeline of Mount St. Helens

An explosive history of a volcano that’s over the hill.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams