Ski Resorts Every Seattleite Should Know

Seattleites have long relied on our nearby snow to make any old winter day an easy ski day, but these resorts are worth the trip for skiers and nonskiers alike

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Mount Bachelor, OregonSituated just minutes from Bend, Oregon, Mount Bachelor is Oregon’s largest ski resort, and “The Mountain,” as locals call it, has plenty to offer regardless of the season. A dozen lifts and 101 runs (with a maximum run length of 4 miles)…


Northwest Mountain Destinations to Elevate Your Travels

Whether you’re looking for ski town luxury or a quiet place to see the Northern Lights, these mountain locales have something for everyone

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Northern Lights: A Northwest Viewer’s Guide Ski Resorts Every Seattleite Should Know The Breaktaking Scenery (and Exceptional Wine) of British Columbia A Family-Friendly Travel Gem in British Columbia Where to Stay Near the Northwest’s National Parks 14 Best Hiking Trails Within 100 Miles of…


5 Nearby Travel Destinations for Exceptional Dining and Water Views

Gorgeous accommodations and a spa oasis are nice, but when it comes to a full-service getaway, it’s all about the on-site dining

The Willows Inn’s tasting menu is pure art


Head to Chelan for Lakeside Adventure in Winter or Summer

This perennially popular spot is a destination for warm and cold seasons

Make a splash at family-friendly Campbell’s Resort


An Oregon Beach Getaway for the Whole Family

Seeking a quaint oceanfront sojourn? Set your sights on Seaside

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. If you love to chew on saltwater taffy while walking along the crab-shell-covered shores of charming beach towns, you shouldn’t miss Seaside, Oregon. Couples flock here for the romantic accommodations, and friends and families go for the outdoor recreation—including the world’s largest amateur beach…


Go On a Winter Wine Tasting Adventure in the Willamette Valley

Winter offers many opportunities in the Willamette Valley for idyllic outdoor recreation, from birding to hot springs

Sponsored by Willamette Valley Visitors Association While summer wine tasting has its perks, in the Willamette Valley we much prefer to treat ourselves to a glass of Pinot noir when the cool, misty winter weather rolls in. This is the coziest time of year in Oregon Wine Country. It’s a time when you are treated…


Centralia Is a Holiday Season Haven

Historic Downtown Centralia might only be a short drive or train ride from Seattle, but its authentic holiday charm makes it feel like a world away

Sponsored by Centralia Downtown Association Washington is filled with quaint small towns. But few, if any, possess the blend of accessibility, historic charm and a truly unique holiday spirit experience like the Mayberry-esque town of Centralia. A quick drive down I-5 or traffic-free train trip can deliver you into the heart of the historic downtown…


A Very Merry Vancouver Awaits With The Chance to Win Tickets To Vancouver’s Best Holiday Attractions

The jewel of Canada's West Coast is enticing winter holidaymakers with a month of daily prizes and the chance to win a grand prize trip to Vancouver

Sponsored by Vancouver Hotel Destination Association Walking across a breathtaking bridge suspended 230 feet above a river gorge and adorned with a million glittering lights. Sightseeing in an old-fashioned trolley bus and singing karaoke carols from one unforgettable stop to another. Strolling through a traditional German Christmas Market, sipping on hot chocolate and shopping for…


Nonstop to Sun Valley – Idaho’s Winter Playground

Sun Valley, the unpretentious ski town where wilderness and adventure meet community and culture, has something for all visitors in winter

Sponsored by Visit Sun Valley Sun Valley feels like a world away, but it’s closer than you think. The picturesque Idaho mountain town feels quaint but plays big. It’s an almost impossibly balanced destination that offers some of the best outdoor adventure and culture to be found anywhere in the region, while somehow avoiding the…


Wander Like a Winemaker – Explore the Walla Walla Valley

Take a trip this autumn with itineraries created by the winemakers of the region

Sponsored by Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance When it comes to weekend getaways, the Walla Walla Valley is a destination that provides an idyllic escape to the serene countryside with small-town charm and comfort. As the autumn and winter months approach, the picturesque landscape transforms to reflect the triumphs of another bountiful harvest and an…


Spend a Retro-Modern Weekend in Portland’s Slabtown District

Slabtown isn’t just Northwest Portland’s most up-and-coming neighborhood, it’s a full-on urban destination. Thanks to the perfectly located Inn at Northrup Station, it’s also right at your feet

Sponsored by the Inn at Northrup Station Nestled between Portland’s two trendiest Northwest neighborhoods—the Pearl and Nob Hill—Slabtown is roughly 12 city blocks riddled with residential and industrial-chic buildings, local eateries, airy coffee shops, craft distilleries and breweries, indie boutiques, theaters, and galleries. Slabtown is not only the newest arrival to the Northwest Portland scene,…


The 7 Wonders of Washington State

From Mount Rainier to the Hoh Rain Forest, the places every local should visit

FLOWER POWER: The wildflowers around Mount Rainier are at their peak in July and August

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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

Photography by Grant Hindsley

Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…