Travel & Outdoors

Destination: Wine

The Best Wineries to Visit in Woodinville

The epicenter of Western Washington wine overflows with vintners. Here are the ones to try now.

01/11/2023 By Sean P. Sullivan


Things to Do in Washington in January

A folk festival in Bellingham, all the ice at Lake Chelan Winterfest, and a DJ party on skates in Spokane.

01/10/2023 By Allison Williams


The Best Restaurants in Washington State

Our favorite meals outside Seattle, from far-off islands to creative cuisine in cities east of the mountains.

01/09/2023 By Allison Williams and Allecia Vermillion

Late Checkout

Checking In at Some of the Best Hotels in Washington

We linger at a mountain spa, a city lobby, and other favorite overnight spots.

12/21/2022 By Allison Williams

Short Stops

A New Gourmet Food Stop Elevates Snoqualmie Pass

Laconia Market brought the gourmet sandwiches and fancy sodas we didn't know we needed after a day of skiing.

12/19/2022 By Allison Williams

Overnight Sensations

The Best Hotels in Washington State

We checked in to the 20 best luxury lodges, boutique properties, and urban hotels outside the greater Seattle area.

12/16/2022 By Allison Williams


Gifts for the PNW Outdoor Fanatic in All of Us

From the best Patagonia running windbreaker to outdoor clothing for any weather, here are the best gifts for campers, climbers, hikers, and more.

12/12/2022 By Zoe Sayler


What to Do in Washington in December

Explore Leavenworth to Bellingham for festive markets, festivals, and events to make things a whole lot merrier this month.

12/02/2022 By Allison Williams

Snow Report

Best Ski Hills to Visit Across the Pacific Northwest

Ski season has already begun in Northwest resorts. Here's what's new, what's different, and where to ski and snowboard from Canada to Oregon.

11/29/2022 By Allison Williams

Holiday Spirit

Christmas Tree Farms Near Seattle

From Stocker Farms in Snohomish to Pfaff's Old Time Farm in Auburn, there's no shortage of places to pick out a Christmas tree in Western Washington.

11/23/2022 By Allison Williams

Map Quest

A Road Trip through the Columbia River Gorge

When winter descends, the north side of the Oregon border sets a not-so-snowy route to Eastern Washington.

11/22/2022 By Allison Williams

Snow Business

Volunteers Patrol the Slopes at Washington Ski Mountains

Crucial rescue duties on the ski hill, from emergency care to chairlift evacuations, are mostly done by unpaid workers—even at for-profit resorts.

11/18/2022 By Allison Williams

Short Stops

The Fighting Forts of Puget Sound

A single excursion to Forts Casey, Worden, and Flagler bounces from history to nature and back again.

11/14/2022 By Allison Williams

Turkey Travel

Hotels for a Vacation Thanksgiving

Make the long weekend a vacation without all the dishes at these hotels near Seattle.

11/10/2022 By Allison Williams

The house of mouse

How to Take a Disney Vacation from Seattle

The big question: Disneyland or Disney World, California or Florida? We asked the experts, aka family travel bloggers, for tips on planning a trip.

11/04/2022 By Allison Williams

Snow Plans

The Washington Ski Season Pass Guide for 2022–23

Epic, Ikon, and the indie alternative: Changes are afoot for ski-all-winter tickets at Stevens Pass, Crystal Mountain, and Summit at Snoqualmie.

10/31/2022 By Allison Williams


What to Do in Washington in November

Late fall offers beer festivals, holiday-themed nights out at the orchestra, and a craft fair or two.

10/28/2022 By Sophia Struna

tome travels

Best Bookstores to Visit on a Washington Road Trip

The coziest reasons to hit the road are a day trip away.

10/26/2022 By Allison Williams

Map Quest

A Fall Color Road Trip through Central Washington

A road trip to Wenatchee heads past iconic larch trees to rich fruit orchards, making for a scenic weekend road trip from Seattle.

10/21/2022 By Allison Williams

No Layover

How a New Direct Flight Lands at Sea-Tac

Our airport has more new routes than ever, now to Tahiti in the Southern Hemisphere. How do we end up with so many global connections?

10/11/2022 By Allison Williams