First Tracks

Jason Hummel Wants to Ski Every Glacier in Washington

The Gig Harbor denizen has the whole mountain to himself—sometimes whole mountain ranges—in his skiing quest.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Out of Thin Air

Skier Hilaree Nelson Takes On Lhotse

The Seattle-born adventurer just skied off the top of the world. Oh, and she was the first one to ever do it.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Dog Sleigh Afternoon

Meet Washington's Only Dogsledding Operation

There’s just one place in the state to rent a dogsled ride. Imagine the Iditarod, but a thousand times shorter.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Snow Report

12 Ski Resorts to Visit Across the Pacific Northwest

It's a brand new season at these resorts. Time to ride new lifts, meet new owners, and hit a fresh new layer of powder.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Let It Snow

The Seattle Met Guide to Skiing and Winter Fun

Winter isn’t a season in the Pacific Northwest, it’s a way of life.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Island Time

A Seattleite’s Guide to Visiting Hawaii After the Eruption

Volcanic eruptions reshaped the island of Hawaii last year—and what’s left is a brand-new, dramatic landscape.

11/20/2018 By Pam Mandel

Rejuvenation Vacation

These Resorts Bring Wellness to the Oregon Coast

Rejuvenate at DIY retreats at Salishan Resort and the new Headlands Coastal Lodge.

10/16/2018 By Allison Williams

Branching Out

Larch Season Is Finally Here

And it's already almost over. The Cascade color show is as spectacular as it is ephemeral, so the gold rush is on.

10/03/2018 By Allison Williams

Insta-Worthy Spots

Fall's Most Instagrammable Locations

Cute AF places around Washington to #liveauthentic this autumn, zero hiking required.

09/27/2018 By Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Adventure Awaits

10 Best Hikes Close to Seattle

Hiking is the Northwest's signature pastime, and some of the state's best trails are less than an hour from downtown.

09/21/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Hang Around Town

19 Urban Adventures for the Whole Family

Where to embrace the city sights, the great outdoors, or a rainy afternoon.

09/21/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

How We Got That Shot

Road Trips 2018: Behind the Scenes

Watch how we brought #VanLife to life for our October cover story.

09/11/2018 Videography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Surpass Spotify

The Regional Radio Stations You Need to Know Before Hitting the Road

Rediscover the radio dial—it’s that thing above the USB port—by tuning into Northwest stations with local flavor.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Morel High Ground

How to Spend a Day Mushroom Hunting

Is there anything more quintessentially Pacific Northwest than foraging for fungi in the woods?

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

East Side Story

Spokane Boasts a Cultural History All Its Own

Washington's second largest city tempts visitors across the Cascades with breweries, street art, and reasonable prices.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Speedy Sightseeing

How to Take a Road Trip on a Time Crunch

These seven destinations are a mere two hours (or less!) from Seattle.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Shell Game

Lilliwaup Offers Getaway Vibes and Oyster Hunting

Yep, oyster tourism is a thing. Book a cabin, RV, or tent and head to the waters for briny bivalves.

09/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Roadside Mishaps

What Could Go Wrong on Your Dream Road Trip?

When life derails a road trip, it just makes for a better story. But even then, we’ve got you covered.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Insta-Worthy Stops

The Prettiest Road Trip in the Pacific Northwest

Stop at these pullouts along North Cascades Highway for views of the most spectacular geography this side of Alaska.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Drinking Age

Vineyard Town McMinnville Holds Fast to Authenticity

The wine scene has changed since vineyards popped up in McMinnville during the 1960s, but the town still has its old charms.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams