Travel & Outdoors

Travel - The New Adventures of Old Athens

Travel – The New Adventures of Old Athens

THIS ANCIENT CITY HAS BECOME A MODERN TREASURE

When you’re one of the oldest cities in the world, you’re bound to experience some ups and downs. Witness Athens, historically 3,400 years old but probably many thousands more. Anyone who might have visited Athens — say, during their college years with a backpack on the way to the islands — may have decided they…

Discover Oahu’s North Shore Mystique

Discover Oahu’s North Shore Mystique

History, Hawaiian foods, and where to rest your head: A four-part series exploring Oahu

Hawaiian Renaissance Renewed A buzz raced across the island of Oahu, from the North Shore to Waikiki, from local Hawaiian diners to plush hotel bars: The Eddie was on! The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational is one of the rarest events in sport, having taken place just ten times since 1984 due to its unique…

Palm Springs Top Destination for Seattleites

Palm Springs Top Destination for Seattleites

Seattle Residents Look South for Vacation Homes

Heading to Palm Springs during spring break or summer vacation? You’re not alone. The California city known for its natural hot springs, restaurants, golf courses, and nearly year-round sunshine is by far the most popular destination for Seattleites who want to buy a vacation home. A study by real estate company Pacaso says 16% of…

Seattle Avalanche Center Keeps an Eye on Hazards

Seattle Avalanche Center Keeps an Eye on Hazards

Avalanche forecasting is a blend of science and art

A mass of heavy snow slides down a 40-degree mountain slope, hissing as it gains speed and momentum. The concrete-like mix comes to a slow stop along Highway 2 near Stevens Pass, completely blocking the road from vehicular traffic and knocking over large Douglas fir trees, upturning boulders and causing destruction in its wake.  For…

Sagecliffe Offers Some Welcome Sunshine

Sagecliffe Offers Some Welcome Sunshine

Sagecliffe Resort and Spa unites people and nature

For savvy Seattleites, the secret is out: Winter snowbirds in search of sunshine don’t have to fly south in winter — they can also drive east. A quick trip over Snoqualmie Pass opens a world of possibilities for vitamin D-deprived city dwellers, from Suncadia to Spokane. For turnkey sun and relaxation just two-and-a-half hours away,…

Travel Destination: Palm Springs

Travel Destination: Palm Springs

How to make the most of a trip to Palm Springs

“The desert tells a different story every time one ventures on it.” — Robert Edison Fulton Jr. Everything about Palm Springs defies easy description. It is both the name of a city and a catch-all term for the small towns scattered along the vast Coachella Valley, from Cabazon to Indio. It evokes hedonism, as well…

Explore Washington State's Outdoor Treks

Explore Washington State’s Outdoor Treks

Explore These Backcountry Treks This Winter

November in Seattle means you can count on a few things; Seahawks games, the start of holiday gatherings and rain. The long days of summer, with perfect weather that makes living in this region so worth it, are long behind us. Darkness has set in. Wetness has enveloped our city. It’s easy to get the…

Starting in Seattle, Find Your Compass

Starting in Seattle, Find Your Compass

These four exotic destinations are well worth the trip

Seattleites are intrepid by nature, seeking escape away from the well-worn path. Places that are artistic, culinary, adventurous and a bit bohemian call to us. Snowbirds fly south for the sun’s rays, while surfers head west for winter swells. Powder addicts set their course due north, while national park enthusiasts gallop to the east. Whichever…

Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

It's not too late to find holiday gifts for the travel enthusiast

Make the new year one of adventure and discovery. If you have travel addicts on your “Nice” list check them off with any of these suggestions.   Travel books make personal gifts that never go out of style. The Hedonist Guide Stunning Iceland and Magical Venice  This exciting new series fuses location advice with coffee…

Washington State's Romantic Getaways: Turn Date Night into a Three-Day Weekend

Washington State’s Romantic Getaways: Turn Date Night into a Three-Day Weekend

How to combine an intimate escape with cinematic experiences for that much sought-after passionate moment

In the locally beloved movie “10 Things I Hate About You,” Kat and Patrick go on a perfect date. They have seemingly endless time to enjoy, discover, and fall in love playing paintball, taking a paddleboat ride, and finally — that kiss! Unfortunately, reality bites. It’s hard to plan a true couple’s night when work,…

The Cape Less Traveled Awaits | Sponsored

The Cape Less Traveled Awaits | Sponsored

Discover elemental luxury in a 1,500-acre paradise

  45 minutes from the Los Cabos airport and miles from the ordinary, Costa Palmas is a master-planned resort community set by the secret shores of Baja’s East Cape, on the Sea of Cortez. Owners will be part of a casual and inclusive club, which connects them to two miles of beachfront, a Robert Trent…

Destination Staycation: Explore These Seattle Treasures

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 the hustle and bustle by slipping into staycation mode to savor the culinary delights of the region. Stay overnight at these four properties to enjoy curated winter fun, including seasonal food, crafting, mixology classes and…

If Hotels Could Talk: Washington hotels with history

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 the Chateau Marmont, from the Edgewater to the Watergate — old hotels are where deals are struck, scandals erupt, history is made and secrets are kept. Hotels inspire the stories we tell our friends after…

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