This charming coastal city on Vancouver Island is only a three- to five-hour trip northwest of Seattle

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Plan a weekend getaway to this small town full of craft beer and changing leaves

Matt Costello, the longtime genius chef behind the food at The Inn at Langley (Langley, 400 First St.; 360.221.3033; is known for his disarming combinations made with ingr

When you feel compelled to leave the city and immerse yourself in nature, when you seek to sit in quiet amazement at the wondrous foraged and farm-raised foods our Pacific Coast region provides, and to be waited on with warmth by a knowing staff b

Where: Portland, Oregon, about a three-hour drive south of downtown Seattle.

You may have visited Tacoma to take in the acclaimed Museum of Glass, or to spend a sunny afternoon at Point Defiance Park. But there are other reasons to make the trek south.

On a sunny summer weekend last year, I loaded my car with a tent, camping stove and border collie and hit the road, in hopes of finding a spot in a state campground near Deception Pass.

Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington.

WHERE: Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend