Travel & Outdoors


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Star Man

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

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