Travel & Outdoors

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Hit the Town at These Northwest Getaways

From charming cities to small towns in PNW wine country, here are the places you should visit

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. A Weekend Trip to Bellingham Promises Excellent Brews and Outdoor ExcursionsMust-Visit Stops in Skagit Valley Explore Walla Walla, the Town That Wine Built The Bavaria of the PNW Offers the Perfect Getaway for Wine Lovers Your Northwest Gambling GuideWhere to Stay, Drink and Play…

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Where to Stay Near the Northwest’s National Parks

When planning a trip to one of our beloved national parks nearby, choosing a base camp off the beaten path can take your experience from enjoyable to extraordinary

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Banff National ParkBase camp: Golden, British ColumbiaFounded as Canada’s first national park, Banff is known for Rocky Mountain vistas, turquoise lakes and aurora-streaked night skies. The park is open year-round, which means the popular park town of Banff is a bustling tourist hub for…

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A Family-Friendly Travel Gem in British Columbia

Vernon, B.C. is worth a visit for skiers, hikers and families—and mark your calendars for its 2020 Winter Carnival

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Vernon, British Columbia, rests nestled between the northern shores of Okanagan and Kalamalka lakes. It’s not a sleepy small town, but an active one, particularly in the winter. Vernon is the closest town to SilverStar Mountain Resort, known for its 132 runs on powdery…

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Northern Lights: A Northwest Viewer’s Guide

From Alaska to Oregon, these stellar spots will show you the wonders of the night sky

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Man-made marvels are all well and good, but there’s something eternally, breathtakingly special about gazing up at a wide-open field of stars—and seeing the night sky streak with the shifting colors of the aurora borealis adds a mystical layer to an already magical experience….

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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)…

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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…

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Get out on the Water with These Northwest Getaways

From inland lakes to the Pacific coast, we take a look at some of the best places to relax by the water in the Northwest

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Hit the beach, catch some waves and more at these local escapes. 5 Nearby Travel Destinations for Exceptional Dining and Water ViewsRoad Trip: Whale Watching and Surfing in WestportHead to Chelan for Lakeside Adventure in Winter or SummerAn Oregon Beach Getaway for the Whole…

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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

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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

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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…

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Seattle Travel Concierge Now Offers Genealogical Travel Itineraries

TCS World Travel uses your family history to create a personalized travel journey

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. It turns out that those detailed genealogy reports from the likes of Ancestry or 23andMe are good for more than stalking your second cousins on the internet. TCS World Travel, a luxury travel concierge based in downtown Seattle, will take this information and plan…

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Carried Away: What to Bring to Make Traveling a Breeze

Style and social writer Andrew Hoge lists his picks for must-have travel essentials

This article appears in print in the January 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Travel buffs frequently advise that it’s more important to spend money on experiences than on things. But even a minimalist jet-setter can’t travel without a little help. These hand-picked travel essentials are so stylish yet practical that you may keep them by your side…

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