Travel & Outdoors

Destination Staycation: Explore These Seattle Treasures

Enjoy local winter escapes and festive feasts

The holidays are a sensory experience built around scents and spices, smoke from fireplaces and simmering pots. This season, avoid…

Natalie Compagno

If Hotels Could Talk: Washington hotels with history

You’ve heard of these hotels. You haven’t heard these stories.

Even in the age of home rentals, nothing sparks the imagination like a legendary hotel. From the Plaza Hotel to…

Natalie Compagno & Greg Freitas

‘Black Folks Do Camp’

Sonia Wooten-Gill launched a Facebook site to help dispel an enduring myth

Sonia Wooten-Gill was surprised when she learned that Oprah Winfrey had said that Black people dislike camping and don’t enjoy…

Linda Lowry

Exploring the Salish Sea Islands

From lighthouses to mountain vistas, these favorite hikes offer tranquil waterside Northwest scenery

Ebey’s Landing overlooks picturesque Puget Sound.

Lissa Brewer

Five Backcountry Adventures

The backcountry ski season in Washington can last well into April

The rhythmic kick glide of skis on fresh early morning snow provides a beat against my pounding heart. Dawn breaks…

David Gladish

Close Encounters: Where to go to Get Out of Town

Convenient trips are becoming increasingly popular

Though Americans remain cautious about travel during this time of coronavirus, hitting the road for a quick getaway during the shoulder…

Seattle magazine staff

Holiday Gift Guide: The Gift of Adventure

Take a flight, rent a van, learn a survival skill

Instead of a material present think about giving an experience. Surveys show more than 60% of consumers want some sort…

Lisette Wolter-McKinley

Kauai When it Drizzles

Sometimes the Garden Island needs watering, but that’s OK—there’s no wrong way to experience paradise

Ocean views from the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort pool

Gemma Wilson

Chasing Waterfalls on the Olympic Peninsula

Tour some of the state’s most scenic falls on a weekend jaunt full of mist, moss and spruced-up photo ops

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many of the restaurants and…

Lauren Alexander

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