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Crew Shortages Rock Washington State Ferries

A new ferry schedule cuts back on the number of boats servicing Seattle and the rest of the Puget Sound region.

10/15/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Water World

What to Do and Where to Eat in Lake Chelan

The Central Washington vacation destination has boat rides to Stehekin, the Slidewaters water park, and parasailing.

10/08/2021 By Allison Williams Photography by Brooke Fitts

Shuck This

The Best Corn Mazes Near Seattle

From Bob's Corn and Pumpkin Farm to the Carpinito Brothers setup in Kent, these Washington corn mazes are built for families and late-night explorers.

10/07/2021 By Grace McGuire

Destination: Wine

Best Wineries in Lake Chelan

Cairdeas, Fielding Hills, and Nefarious Cellars are some of the best places to go wine tasting in Lake Chelan.

10/07/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Planner

What to Do in Washington in October

Fall day trips promise haunted houses, the Tacoma Film Festival, and Irish dancing.

10/06/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Muddy Boots

Best Pumpkin Patches Near Seattle

From Stocker Farms in Snohomish to Carpinito Brothers in Kent Valley, Western Washington pumpkin patches hold all the gourds you need.

10/04/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Branching Out

Larch Season Is Finally Here

The trees turn brilliant shades of yellow and orange before losing their needles—here's how to find them.

10/01/2021 By Allison Williams

Toe Pick

The Clumsy Adult's Guide to Ice Skating at Kraken Iceplex

A clumsy adult's guide to renting skates, hitting the ice, and not falling over too much.

09/27/2021 By Allison Williams

Due South

Portland Opens Back Up to Travelers with a Few New Twists

Find the Hotel Grand Stark, the Lot at Zidell Yards, new restaurants like Oma's Hideaway, and a new vibe in a city that feels more grown up than ever.

09/24/2021 By Allison Williams

Welcome to Seattle

Never Have I Ever: Summited the Space Needle

A longtime Washington resident makes his maiden voyage to Seattle's most visible landmark.

09/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

Float On

Never Have I Ever: Traveled by Seaplane

San Juan Island travelers can avoid ferry lines and hours of traffic with a 40-minute seaplane ride from downtown Seattle on Kenmore Air.

09/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Prohibition Punch

Never Have I Ever: Had Drinks Atop Smith Tower

The former Chinese Room is now a 35th-floor speakeasy with some of the best views in Seattle.

09/16/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tuck and Roll

Never Have I Ever: Sledded Down a City Hill

Does it snow in Seattle? Yes, it does. After a big snowstorm, Seattle's hillsides become extreme ski jumps for winter adventurers.

09/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Bicycle Diaries

Never Have I Ever: Commuted via Bike

A casual weekend bicycle enthusiast straps on a helmet and heads to work downtown.

09/16/2021 By Allison Williams

Wine Country Escape

Walla Walla: The Maiden Voyage

Make the most of your first time visiting Washington's main wine region.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Red Mountain and the Tri-Cities: Grape Country

How to spend a day tasting wine in Washington state's grape country.

09/14/2021 Photography by Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Lake Chelan: Vacation Plus

How to spend a day tasting wine in Lake Chelan (including a must-try Sunday brunch).

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Yakima Valley: Scenic and Sparkling

From bubbles to tamales, here's how to spend a day in the Yakima Valley AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Columbia Gorge: The Wild Frontier

A one-day itinerary—including where to stop and eat—in the Columbia Gorge AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oompah Yourself

Oktoberfest Is Still On in the Northwest

Where to drink German beers and celebrate the Bavarian fall tradition near Seattle. Plus, what happened to Leavenworth's famous Oktoberfest?

09/14/2021 By Allison Williams