Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Prairie Land

This month’s weekend getaway: Joseph, Oregon, anchor of a valley of big ranches and gorgeous prairies.

03/14/2011 By David Laskin

Weekend Getaways

The Fabulous Baker Joys

Mt. Baker holds the world record for snowfall. Weekend ski getaway, anyone?

02/18/2011 By David Laskin


The Most Sexed-Up, Image-Shattering Tourism-Promotion Video You Will See All Year:

Google “Leavenworth” and “Woody Goomsba”



Cool Running

On the last Sunday of February, more than 6,000 cyclists will pedal through what Bicycling magazine calls one of “four classic rides in the nation": Chilly Hilly.

01/18/2011 By Hilary Meyerson


Star Man

Space shuttle pilot Gregory C. Johnson aimed for the stars—and reached them.

01/12/2011 By Matthew Halverson


Hittin’ the Skids

You don’t have to be a gearhead to geek out for DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie, but a need for speed helps.

01/12/2011 By Matthew Halverson


Bear Afoot in the Park

Glacier National Park is an ideal summer destination. Just be sure to bring the noise.

12/17/2010 By Seth Kolloen


Discovery Channel

When naturalist John Muir spied Alaska’s Inside Passage via canoe he was rendered speechless. Wait till you see it from the fourth-floor deck of a modern oce...

12/17/2010 By Ted Katauskas


Your Own Private Idaho

The military, European industrialists, conspiracy theorists, and weekend vacationers—everyone around Lake Pend Oreille wants a piece of the Gem State.

12/17/2010 By Jim Gullo


Not Another Roadside Attraction

A mighty wind has blown new life into Long Beach.

12/17/2010 By Jim Gullo


Clam Dips

Urban refugees discover shellfish pleasures in the pristine wilds of the Long Beach Peninsula.

12/17/2010 By Kathryn Robinson


Seattle Bookshelf

David Volk navigates the Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Seattle, and Eddie Vedder pens the intro to From a Basement in Seattle: The Poster Art of Brad Klausen.



Gliese Club

The hot topic of this year’s American Astronomical Society conference: Gliese 581g, a recently discovered, potentially life-­sustaining planet. Skeptics, including University of Washington astronomer Eric Agol, are rearing for fierce planetary debat


Get Out

52 Weekends

Getaways, adventures, and road trips for every weekend of the year.

12/10/2010 By James Ross Gardner With Lia Steakley Dicker, Olivia Margoshes, and Rachel Sturtz


Billy Got Gruff

The deadliest creature in Olympic National Park is a snowy-white vegetarian: the mountain goat.

11/15/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Holiday Sleepovers

Four Seattle staycations to make the most of your holiday season.

11/15/2010 By Olivia Margoshes

Weekend Pass

The End of the World

Boardwalks, beach marvels, native treasures, and salmon skins in the Northwest’s far northwest: the Ozette Loop of Olympic Peninsula.

10/11/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Into the Void

Suck in your gut, bring a flashlight, and get ready to crawl—we’re going caving at Cave Ridge.

10/11/2010 By Matthew Halverson


December in the Desert

Trade gray skies for golden Palm Springs sunsets.

09/28/2010 By Lia Steakley Dicker


Slide Show: Ship of Ghouls

Even at sea, an outing with the Advanced Ghost Hunters of Seattle and Tacoma is a deadly serious search for why things go bump in the night.