Things to do with a Kid

8 of the Best Playgrounds in and Near Seattle

The region's destination slides, climbs, and swings.

02/11/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Free time

Things to Do Around Seattle for Midwinter Break

Scavenger hunts, snowplay spots, and more: 15 ideas for all that free time you never asked for.

02/10/2021 By Allison Williams

Don't Come Knockin'

Romantic Valentine's Day Hotel Specials in Seattle and Beyond

Let someone else wrangle the rose petals.

02/09/2021 By Allison Williams

Bright Breaks

Seeking a Sunny Vacation? Here's Where to Find It Near Seattle

This ain’t Baja. But there are some Covid-safe retreats with a few (chilly) rays just a day’s drive away.

01/22/2021 By Allison Williams

Public Lands FTW

The Northwest's Best State Park Cabins

Cozy rentals at budget prices.

01/22/2021 By Allison Williams

sleigh all day

Where to Go Sledding Near Seattle

A good snow hill is surprisingly hard to find.

01/08/2021 By Allison Williams

anywhere but here

Best Places to Travel in 2021

If, you know, we can.

12/31/2020 By Allison Williams

Roll Yuletide

Day Trips from Seattle for Christmas Day

Go the distance for distanced holidays, or skip the Noel altogether.

12/15/2020 By Allison Williams

wanderlust

Sea-Tac Gets a New International Flight

Remember travel? Once it's a thing again, Seattle can jet nonstop to Qatar.

12/10/2020 By Allison Williams

Unwelcome Wagon

How Tourist Towns Faced the Pandemic

Rural areas across the Northwest have a dilemma: How do you weigh local industry against the risks of vacationers?

12/07/2020 By Allison Williams

SNOW 2.0

Your Guide to Washington Winter

Weather a season of limited skiing, minimal group hangs, and record-high cabin fever. Dig into our complete guide to Seattle snowshoeing, frozen camping, and...

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

Float On

Washington Guide to Snowshoes and Winter Hiking

Winter’s most accessible sport—with the goofiest footwear—keeps getting bigger. Here's how to do it safely.

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

Winter walks

10 Best Snowshoe Hikes in Western Washington

Trails look a little different in winter, but with the right footwear there's no reason to stay inside.

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

Cold Sleep

How to Love Winter Camping

10 tips for sleeping outside in the snow when it's dark, frozen...and surprisingly fun.

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

earned turns

Backcountry Skiing Is Blowing Up This Winter

Skiers are heading out-of-bounds in droves this season—but all those newbies could snowball into disaster.

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

Lumberjacked up

How to Cut Down a Christmas Tree in the Woods

Free-range evergreens from our national forests await your tinsel. Just grab a permit first.

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

Snow Report

14 Ski Mountains to Visit Across the Pacific Northwest

Ski season has already begun in Northwest resorts. Here's what's new, what's different, and how the heck snowsports will work during a pandemic.

11/24/2020 By Allison Williams

Silver lining

Ski Season Is Still On—Crystal Mountain Opens Wednesday

This year means more masks and advance reservations, but also more snow.

11/17/2020 By Allison Williams

AirB-n-Behave

8 Rules for Sharing a Cabin Rental

Don't let the common kitchen break up your bubble.

11/12/2020 By Allison Williams

Destinations

Complete Guide to Visiting Leavenworth

Where to go, what to do, and where to dine in Washington's Bavarian mountain wonderland.

11/05/2020 By Allison Williams