Travel & Outdoors

Canadian Feast

Authentic Mexican Fare Blossoms in Vancouver

The big flavors at Alimentaria Mexicana and Chupito are legit. Plus quirky exhibits at the Museum of Vancouver.

11/09/2021 By Allison Williams

border bound

Canada's Greatest Chinese Food Is at the Mall

In Richmond, Chinese fare flourishes at Old Xian's Food, Little Fox Bakehouse, and R&H Chinese Food in Landsdowne Centre. Plus the Versante Hotel.

11/09/2021 By Allison Williams

Canadian Feast

Vancouver Does Next-Level Italian Dining

Giovane Bacaro in the Fairmont Pacific Rim doles out lively small plates, Ask for Luigi trades in fresh pasta, and Pizzeria Farina spins artisanal pies.

11/09/2021 By Allison Williams

Peak Punk

How Conservationist Harvey Manning Tricked the Climbing World

The new book "Imaginary Peaks" digs into the Issaquah guidebook author's infamous Reisenstein Hoax—and what it means to have blank spots on a map.

11/08/2021 By Allison Williams

Planner

What to Do in Washington in November

Late fall offers drink festivals, nights out at the theater, and a craft fair or two.

11/03/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Northern Exposure

The Canadian Border Fully Reopens to Travelers

Finally, nonessential travel is open both ways across the U.S.-Canada border.

11/02/2021 By Allison Williams

Lite Brite

The Northern Lights May Come Out This Weekend

Learn how to tell if the aurora borealis are coming to western Washington—and how to best spot them.

10/29/2021 By Allison Williams

Short Stops

A Heavenly Greek Bakery Hides in South Central Washington

This Columbia Gorge road trip destination offers delightful baklava and other Greek baked goods in Washington.

10/27/2021 By Allison Williams

Haunted Houses

Six Freaky Halloween Vacations

Washington fall day trip and vacation destinations that make you go "boo." Plus: How to freak out Stephen King-style.

10/21/2021 By Allison Williams

News Wire

Crew Shortages Rock Washington State Ferries

A new ferry schedule cuts back on the number of boats servicing Seattle and the rest of the Puget Sound region.

10/15/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Water World

What to Do and Where to Eat in Lake Chelan

The Central Washington vacation destination has boat rides to Stehekin, the Slidewaters water park, and parasailing.

10/08/2021 By Allison Williams Photography by Brooke Fitts

Shuck This

The Best Corn Mazes Near Seattle

From Bob's Corn and Pumpkin Farm to the Carpinito Brothers setup in Kent, these Washington corn mazes are built for families and late-night explorers.

10/07/2021 By Grace McGuire

Destination: Wine

Best Wineries in Lake Chelan

Cairdeas, Fielding Hills, and Nefarious Cellars are some of the best places to go wine tasting in Lake Chelan.

10/07/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Planner

What to Do in Washington in October

Fall day trips promise haunted houses, the Tacoma Film Festival, and Irish dancing.

10/06/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Muddy Boots

Best Pumpkin Patches Near Seattle

From Stocker Farms in Snohomish to Carpinito Brothers in Kent Valley, Western Washington pumpkin patches hold all the gourds you need.

10/04/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Branching Out

Larch Season Is Finally Here

The trees turn brilliant shades of yellow and orange before losing their needles—here's how to find them.

10/01/2021 By Allison Williams

Toe Pick

The Clumsy Adult's Guide to Ice Skating at Kraken Iceplex

A clumsy adult's guide to renting skates, hitting the ice, and not falling over too much.

09/27/2021 By Allison Williams

Due South

Portland Opens Back Up to Travelers with a Few New Twists

Find the Hotel Grand Stark, the Lot at Zidell Yards, new restaurants like Oma's Hideaway, and a new vibe in a city that feels more grown up than ever.

09/24/2021 By Allison Williams

Welcome to Seattle

Never Have I Ever: Summited the Space Needle

A longtime Washington resident makes his maiden voyage to Seattle's most visible landmark.

09/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

Float On

Never Have I Ever: Traveled by Seaplane

San Juan Island travelers can avoid ferry lines and hours of traffic with a 40-minute seaplane ride from downtown Seattle on Kenmore Air.

09/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion