December 2018


5 Best Ways to Experience the Holidays Like a Real Seattleite

Don't miss the events locals have been adding to their seasonal short list year after year

This article appears in print in the December 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Seattle really rolls out the red carpet for this most wonderful time of the year. Whether you are new to town or have been celebrating the holidays here for decades, these are the events locals have been adding to the seasonal short list year…


Nordic Skiing, Snowmobiling and Snowshoeing: This Central Cascade Town Has It All

Around a tiny town on the eastern slopes of the Cascades, it’s all about the snow

TRAIL BLAZERS: Guests enjoy a snowmobiling tour offered by Mountain Springs Lodge; the area around Plain is one of the state’s premiere snowmobiling destinations


This Mount Rainier Inn Makes for a Perfect Winter Weekend Getaway

The National Park Inn at Longmire makes for an excellent winter weekend getaway, planning not necessarily required

Even when the snow is high, the National Park Inn stays open


Whistler for the Nonskier: Ziplines, Snowmobiling, Spas and Dining

It’s easy to fill your days with outdoor—and indoor—fun at this expansive mountain resort

ADVENTURE CENTRAL: Ziptrek Ecotours offer an adrenaline rush, no skis required


Seattle Author Reveals What She Learned About President Trump in New YA Book

In ‘Unpresidented,’ Martha Brockenbrough documents Trump’s life, times and the current political era for young readers

This article appears in print in the December 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Regarding Martha Brockenbrough’s latest young adult (YA) book, Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump (ages 12–18, Feiwel and Friends, $19.95), we asked the Seattle journalist and author, “What are the two most interesting things you discovered about the president?” “Trump’s love of crowds cheering…


Escape to Orcas Island During the Quiet Season

Clogged ferries and fully booked accommodations aren’t a problem when you visit Oprah’s newest hideaway in the quiet season

THE QUIET SEASON: Tourists are sparse during the winter season on Orcas where it’s easy to enjoy a spectacular water view from around the fire


The Truth Is Out There at Two Sci-Fi-Themed Events This Month

Two sci-fi-related events that probe the void

Star Trek memorabilia in the Wing Luke’s new exhibitv


Top Sunny Destinations in Southern California

Two Golden State getaways promise sun, surf and sips

SUN SOAKED: The beach is a short walk from Santa Barbara’s Hotel Californian


Seattle, What Just Happened? Our 2018 Year in Review

Congratulations, you made it through another crazy year

QUICK QUESTIONS: After Amazon halts work on its construction projects in the city in response to the head tax, this light projection appears on Rainier Tower


2018 Year in Review: The Best of Seattle

The best in public art, community gatherings, dining, sports and more

BUILDING A WALL...OF COLOR: Seattle artist Gabriel Marquez works on his mural between Holgate and Lander streets on the SoDo Track busway in July


2018 Year in Review: Seattle Civility on Trial

It's been a year full of scandals

This article appears in print in the December 2018 issue, as part of the Year in Review feature. Click here to subscribe. Former Mayor Ed Murray was just the first in a march of disgrace… Boys Behaving Badly #MeToo, the hashtag that became the rallying cry against sexual harassment and sexual assault, began generating meaningful conversations around sexual misconduct—which,…


Skip the Kitchen Mess and Grab These Holiday Takeout Dishes from Local Spots

Make holiday entertaining a breeze with these spots for takeout dishes and desserts

GO FOR GLUTTONY: Order your Christmas morning cinnamon rolls from Coyle’s Bakeshop and your kitchen won’t be covered in flour and butter.

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Seattle Celebrates Black History Month

A guide to events happening throughout the city in February

From the Northwest African American Museum to the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle residents have an abundance of opportunities to celebrate the achievements of African Americans in February during Black History Month. The annual celebration began in the United States in 1976. Countries around the world also celebrate the month. Here’s a guide to events…