Countdown to Cowabunga

Ice Cream Is Always a Good Idea

Three days until the meat parade.

11/07/2017 By Nosh Pit Staff

Countdown to Cowabunga

Barbecue in November Is Giving Us Life

Four days until the meaty, protein paradise arrives.

11/06/2017 By Nosh Pit Staff

Countdown to Cowabunga

Cowabunga Approaches with Some Serious Seattle Talent in Tow

We are exactly five days away from Seattle's meat fest. Are you ready?

11/03/2017 By Nosh Pit Staff

Road Trip

13 New Reasons to Spend a Weekend in Portland

It’s been a long time since Portland was defined by double-­decker fixie bikes and put-a-bird-on-it jokes. From breweries to bridges, here's what to see in the city next door—from a 15-year Portland veteran.

11/01/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Fees, Please

Would You Pay $70 to Visit Mount Rainier?

What about the Olympic National Park? The park system is pondering one heck of a rate hike.

10/25/2017 By Allison Williams

100 Best Shops

13 Great Places to Shop for Outdoor Gear (That Aren't REI)

These retailers of rugged wares get you geared up for any adventure on the trail, waves, or, sure, pavement.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez and Darren Davis

The deal with airplane food

Food Trucks Land at Sea-Tac Airport

For those waiting in airport limbo, a new host of food trucks help pass the time.

10/06/2017 By Manola Secaira

Take a Bike

In Seattle, Bike Shares Never Say Die

Except, Pronto is dead! So what's Seattle's cycling prognosis?

09/19/2017 By Rosin Saez

Road Trip

Walla Walla Isn’t Napa—and Thank the Wine Gods for That

The question is whether things can stay this affordable and this chilled out.

09/13/2017 By Allison Williams

Road Trip

Taste the Top 100 at These Walla Walla Wineries

From scenic patios to vinyl-spinning living rooms, here's how to sip your way through this wine-soaked valley—and go home with a few bottles (or cases) for later.

09/13/2017 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Dude Ranches Are Going Strong, So Saddle Up for a Cowboy Vacation

Dude ranches aren’t fake—they combine the best of a chill vacation with a peek into the world of real cowboys. Bull Hill Guest Ranch welcomes hapless city slickers, but they’re running a thriving cattle business in the background.

08/17/2017 By Allison Williams

Olympics 101

First Time in the Olympic Peninsula? Here's What to See.

Scenic vistas, stunning beach walks, and main street strolls: Here's what should be on any first-timer's to-do list.

07/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Northwest Travel

Secrets of the Olympic Peninsula: 25 Hidden Gems Waiting Across the Sound

From forgotten history to fresh-from-the-farm cider to a valley of 10,000 waterfalls, there's so much to discover in our state's greenest corner.

07/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Stargazer's Guide

Ain't No Party Like a Table Mountain Star Party

This one goes all night long. (How could it not?)

06/12/2017 By Allison Williams

Are We All Gonna Die?

A Guide to August's Rare Total Solar Eclipse

Be ready: It's the first in the continental U.S. since 1979, and won't occur again until 2024.

06/12/2017 By Allison Williams

'Tis the Season

10 Quintessentially Summer Things to Do in Seattle

Between outdoor shows and weekend trips, make time for the city’s most elemental summer pursuits.

06/12/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Galaxy Quests

A Stargazer’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest

Everything you need to know about what’s up in the sky, including how to view August’s historic solar eclipse.

06/11/2017 By Allison Williams

Getaway Guides

Guide to the San Juan Islands

The San Juans are Washington’s special, secluded archipelago, a tiny realm barely tucked into Puget Sound’s pocket. And they’re ripe for exploration.

05/25/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Summer Escapes

Washington's Best Cabins and Cottages

Welcome to the great indoors, where the state’s best tinybungalows and spacious chalets await—plus a few yurts and houseboats for good measure. This summer, explore hard but sleep in style.

05/15/2017 By Allison Williams