Day Trips

A Full Day in Port Townsend

Prepare to be charmed: Washington state’s quaint Victorian seaport is less than two hours from Seattle—and that includes the lazy ferry ride.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Day Trips

A Full Day in Tacoma

Parasailing, classic cars, historic boats, and a bevy of eclectic bars and restaurants dot our neighbor city to the south.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Getaways

27 Perfect Day Trips from Seattle

Explore the wonderful, nearby corners of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle will be here when you get back.

09/15/2016 By Allison Williams

Beachy Creatures

What the Wild Things Are

Keep an eye out for these coastal critters on your next beach visit.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Uniquely Northwest

The 4 Kinds of Washington Beach Days

Illustrations by the Brave Union

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Breaking Waves

Meet the Makah Surfers Who Shred in Their Own Backyard

Which just happens to be one of the state's best surf beaches.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Sunsetology

What Makes Our Coastal Sunsets So Gorgeous?

There’s no such thing as a sunset expert, but University of Washington atmospheric sciences and geophysics professor Steve Warren is pretty close.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Get Out

The State's Best Beaches Are Hard to Reach...But That’s What Makes Them Great

Getting to the good stuff: The journey makes the destination even more rewarding.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Washington's 21 Best Beaches

Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, kite-flying...we found the state's 21 best stretches of sand for all of it.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Insider's Guide

Washington's Best Beaches

21 vacations on the sand, plus a bushwacking trip to the hard-to-reach beaches, badass Makah surfers, and whats up with the state’s weird sea stars and severed feet.

07/15/2016 By Allison Williams

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

Get Out of Town

Northwest Travel Dispatch, Summer 2016

Where, why, and how to take a summer vacation.

06/21/2016 By Allison Williams

Ongoing Sagas

Whatever Happened to SeaTac's $15 Minimum Wage?

Good question, but it’s tough to answer because the story is still evolving.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

Seattle's Airline Wars: Alaska Versus Delta

Delta chases Alaska, Alaska takes Virgin: Is the hometown airline the hunter or the prey?

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

9 Last-Minute Airport Gift Ideas

Please don't buy those Sleepless in Seattle pajamas.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

Delayed Flight? Here's How to Pass the Time

What to do when you're stranded at Sea-Tac.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

The 10 Best Things to Eat at Sea-Tac

Plus a food wish list for the airport's forthcoming concessions overhaul.

05/24/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Secrets of Sea-Tac

The Best Nonstop Flights from Seattle

Three of Sea-Tac's newest direct flights, and three other airports you should be using.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

Sea-Tac by the Numbers

Where the airport’s more than 42 million passengers are flying, how much they’re spending, and how long they’re waiting.

05/24/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Secrets of Sea-Tac

Does Seattle Need a Second Airport?

The idea has long been floated, and it’s finally, probably, a reality.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams