Travel & Outdoors


Sea Change

An acid peril is rising from the depths and falling from the air. It kills local oysters and threatens everything that lives in the sea.

02/16/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Into the Wild

No one expects to land in a survival situation. And that’s why being prepared is the secret to making it out alive.

01/26/2010 By Matthew Halverson


Big Sky’s the Limit

It’s a skiing paradise in Bozeman, Montana.

12/14/2009 By David Laskin


Snow Business

Brights, cameras, action! Bring color and style outdoors this season.

12/14/2009 By Compiled by Osiris Navarro and Chelsea Randall


Stealth Moves

Despite what the Internet’s digital sewing circles may have told you, the Washington Stealth lacrosse team is here to stay. Honest.

12/08/2009 By Matthew Halverson


Slide Show: Sweet Dreams

Tempted by a city stay over? Scope out images of Seattle newest hotels.


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Sweet Dreams

Tempted by a city stay over? Scope out images of Seattle newest hotels.



I Said, Arrrruhhhooo!

Orcas in Puget Sound are shouting their conversations to be heard over the clamor of fishing boats and container ships. But there could be more at stake than just noisy underwater neighbors.

10/20/2009 By Karen Quinn

Travel Tips

How To Beat Seattle Traffic!

We sleep at home and work at the office. But we live on the road—in our cars and buses and trains, on our bikes or feet or scooters or skateboards. Read how you can beat the traffic, avoid it, or live with it—whatever you ride or drive.

10/19/2009 By Eric Scigliano and Connor Guy With Alex Girma and Rachel Solomon


26 Perfect Saturdays

It’s not just you: Everybody’s working for the weekend. Yet when Saturday finally rolls around, it seems as though there’s nothing to do—or too much to do. That’s where we come in. We’ve planned out a year’s worth

10/19/2009 With Steve Wiecking, James Ross Gardner, Jessica Voelker, Christopher Werner, Karen Quinn, Rachel Solomon, Nick Feldman, Kristin Cordova, and Parisa Sadrzadeh By Laura Cassidy


Doin’ That Squid Jig

An excerpt from Langdon Cook’s new book, Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager, plus a recipe for Risotto Nero con Calamari.

09/22/2009 By Langdon Cook


Ferried Away

Get on the board the ferry for a weekend of bike touring on bucolic Vashon Island.

09/16/2009 By Ariana Dawes


Wine Country Weekends

Celebrate the harvest at premier wine destinations around Washington: Lake Chelan, Whidbey Island, Woodinville, and Kirkland.

08/12/2009 By James Ross Gardner and Jessica Voelker


See Spot Run

See Spot run, jump, tunnel, and weave at Sandra Katzen’s Vortex Agility and Dog Training facility in Kent.

08/10/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Water World

Washington's 15 Best Beaches

Our state's greatest spots to splash, paddle, hike, and hunt for treasure in the sand.

07/20/2009 With Kathryn Robinson and Laura Cassidy By Matthew Halverson


Slide Show: The Ultimate Beach Guide

Where to swim, paddle, hike, and hunt for treasure in the sand: Here are Washington's 15 best beach destinations.



To the Lake House

Spend two perfect days in Lake Tahoe biking, boating, exploring, and dining.

07/14/2009 By Paige Williams


Sound Off

How to support the Sounders FC when the team plays England’s Chelsea FC at Qwest July 18.

06/22/2009 By Matthew Halverson


Too Cute to Live?

To rid Spokane’s Finch Arboretum of squirrels, groundskeepers pumped propane and oxygen into the squirrels’ tunnels, then sent electric charges that exploded the furry foes and their underground lairs. Needless to say, the Spokane Humane Society was less

05/22/2009 By Karen Quinn