Getaway Guide

The Seattleite’s Ultimate Guide to Hawaii

Come explore Hawaii’s four main islands with us, each with its own distinct vibe, perfect for Pacific Northwesterners.

12/19/2016 By Allison Williams and Ethan Chung

Explainer

You Can Cut Down a Christmas Tree in the Wild

Learn what it takes to cut your own wild tree (or where to get it the easy way).

12/12/2016 By Jack Russillo

Outdoor Tech

Should Mount Rainier Have Cell Service?

Sure, they paved Paradise and put up a parking lot. But wireless too?

12/05/2016 By Jack Russillo

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: December

Party through the season with a music festival, a Lego-building contest, or the world's biggest light maze.

12/02/2016 By Jack Russillo

New and Notable

Pacific Northwest Ski Report: What's New, What's Open

Check the opening status for seven resorts in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.

11/22/2016 By Jack Russillo

Weekend Pass

Backcountry Skiing in the Cascades

With a La Niña year on the horizon, experts are forecasting a winter of epic snowfall. Backcountry skiing takes you to that powder—but pristine slopes come with a price.

11/21/2016 By Allison Williams

Feature

Quiet: A Soldier’s Fight for the Most Silent Place in America

The military’s plan to send newer, more disruptive jet planes over the Hoh and Quinault rain forest region has unraveled not only townspeople throughout the Olympic Peninsula, but the veterans who thought they’d found a refuge.

11/16/2016 By Madeline Ostrander

Five Ways

5 Places to Have Thanksgiving Dinner Around Washington

Don't cook on Turkey Day. Travel to an island, forest, or mountain.

11/16/2016 By Jack Russillo

Hidden Seattle

How Exclusive Are Seattle's Private Clubs?

We took a peek inside to where the members-only fun is.

11/16/2016 By Allison Williams

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: November

Get busy with fall festivals devoted to startups, the weed business, and crafting.

11/08/2016 By Jack Russillo

Accommodations

Local Rooms: Thompson Seattle

Seattle's new downtown boutique hotel has a lot to show off.

11/03/2016 By Jack Russillo

Get Out

Northwest Travel Dispatch, Winter 2016

Where, why, and how to take a winter break.

10/21/2016 By Allison Williams

Outdoor Tech

Seattle Parks Launches New Trails App

Find an urban trail—and help fix it—from your phone.

10/21/2016 By Jack Russillo

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: October

The leaves are falling and the mushrooms, pumpkins, and ghosts are calling.

10/17/2016 By Jack Russillo

How I Got Here

How a Former Recording Studio Tech Shifted Gears to Design the Perfect Seattle Bike

"It's important to downplay the preciousness of a handmade product."

09/21/2016 By Darren Davis

Food Adventures

4 Destination Bakeries Worthy of a Day Trip

Plan your day around obtaining a fluffy brioche sucré or a German-Austrian kugel­hopf.

09/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Day Trips

A Full Day in Olympia

Just an hour's drive south, spend a day in Washington's capital city tasting moonshine, touring government buildings, and shooting guns—not necessarily in that order.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Day Trips

20 Northwest Day Trips to Make the Most of Fall

Fall foliage, haunted parks, enchanted islands, unforgettable museums—all less than two hours from Seattle.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Day Trips

A Full Day in Port Townsend

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