May 2017


Cannon Beach is a Classic Oregon Beach Town

When only a place with sand and waves will do, Cannon Beach is the perfect spot.

S'mores on the beach at Surfsand Resort.


Play Lighthouse Keeper for a Week at Dungeness Spit Lighthouse

Enjoy the simple, serene life on the Olympic Peninsula.

The isolated Dungeness Spit Lighthouse guests get away from it all


Find a Soulful Retreat Near Lake Chelan

You're more than a visitor in former mining hamlet Holden Village.

Rustic lodging is set among a stunning mountain backdrop in Holden Village


Explore the ‘Alps of the Northwest’ from Joseph, Oregon

Outdoor lovers are discovering the 17 peaks near the mountain town.

The 9,572-foot Eagle Cap reflects here in Mirror Lake.


The Columbia Gorge is Filled With Wine and Waterfalls

Where outdoor recreation meets destination-worthy dining.

Surrounded by towering basalt cliffs, lush forests and snow-capped mountains, the Columbia River Gorge is a nature lover’s paradise. Add in the wide array of outdoor recreation and destination-worthy dining, and you’ll barely scratch the surface of all your options during a week’s stay. With the big, wide Columbia River flowing between Oregon and Washington,…


Tofino is a Cozy Surf Town With a Stellar Food Scene

Come for the waves, stay for the dining.

A view of the Wickaninnish Inn from which guests look out onto the Pacific Ocean.


Near Bend, Three All-Encompassing Communities Lure Vacationers

Find the getaway you're looking for in central Oregon.

There’s room for a whole neighborhood to gather around the communal fire pit at Brasada Ranch near Bend


Amenity-Rich Suncadia Offers Vacation Perks Close to Home

A woodsy paradise awaits less than two hours from Seattle.

Enjoy an outdoor mineral bath at Suncadia's Glade Springs Spa


Beyond the Brats, Leavenworth is a Gateway to the Outdoors

Forget the Bavarian kitsch. The beloved tourist town is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts.

Recreation options around Leavenworth


Whistler Recreation Amps Up for Summer

The British Columbia hotspot is more than a ski town.

Hikers bask in the alpine glow on Blackcomb Mountain


Nantucket meets Northwest in Seabrook

This adorable beach town isn't short on character.

Seabrook homes are just a stroll away from the beach.


These Seattle Bars and Restaurants Combine Food and Fun

Plan a complete date at these hotspots, which offer more than a good meal.

Beer and bocce collide at Capitol Hill's Rhein Haus.

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The Art of Weathering Winter: What “Self-Care” Really Is (and Isn’t)

How to cultivate more community, according to author Angela Garbes & State Representative Darya Farivar

The term “self-care” has become so overused that its meaning can be bent to almost any purpose. Is it indulging in a cocktail or abstaining from booze? Is it splurging on a skincare product or making peace with fine lines? Some have begun to use the term “community care” to refer to a commitment toward…

Photography by Alex Cayley.

Deep Focus

Tom Skerritt remains more committed than ever to the creative economy in the Northwest

Tom Skerritt is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential   Fans were understandably disappointed to learn that Tom Skerritt wasn’t asked to reprise his role as Commander Mike “Viper” Metcalf in “Top Gun 2.” “You can’t beat Tom Skerritt with a gun,” wrote one fan on Twitter. Skerritt has said that…