Travel & Outdoors

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Trail Mix

20 trails where you can hike, bike, and hug a tree, all within one hour of downtown.

06/01/2011 By Craig Romano and Allison Williams

Weekend Plans

4 Lodges You Should Be in this Weekend

Keep it simple with a one-stop vacation.

05/26/2011 By Allison Williams

Deals

Overnight in Victoria for $99

Class it up in British Columbia’s fanciest city

05/24/2011 By Allison Williams

Travel Plans

This Summer in Music Festivals

What’s worth the gas money? We tracked down the Northwest’s best.

05/23/2011 By Allison Williams

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Lodge Podge

Park once and play all weekend at four classic Northwest destinations: Lake Quinault Lodge, Columbia Gorge Hotel, Lakedale Resort, and Alpine Inn at Crystal Mountain.

05/20/2011 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Trail of the Week: Mount Si

Call in sick tomorrow and hit one of the state’s busiest trails.

05/19/2011 By Allison Williams

Deals

Vancouver Wants to Give You Money

In honor of the city’s 125th anniversary, score a $125 gift card

05/18/2011 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Go Climb a Tree

It’s sunny! Get outside while you can.

05/18/2011 By Allison Williams

Get a Room

Honeybees Check Into Hotels

Find sweet, sticky stuff in your food and in the spa.

05/17/2011 By Allison Williams

Advice

Travel Tip from Rick Steves, Guidebook Guru

Dining abroad? Use this technique to avoid the fanny pack crowd.

05/17/2011 By Allison Williams

Taking Off

Welcome to the Tripster Blog

Our bags are packed and we’re ready to go.

05/17/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Weekend Getaway: Tacoma’s Heart of Glass

This month’s weekend getaway: Tacoma, Washington, where you'll head to the Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass before stopping at Harmon Brewery and Eatery for some burgers and locally crafted beer.

04/22/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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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

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

Google “Leavenworth” and “Woody Goomsba”

01/24/2011

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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

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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

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Star Man

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

01/12/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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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

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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