Travel & Outdoors

Whidbey and Camano Islands are Perfect Nearby Scenic Getaways

Whidbey and Camano Islands are Perfect Nearby Scenic Getaways

Drive off the mainland and ease into island time

Sponsored by Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism Located just a few hours north of Seattle are Whidbey and Camano Islands. Easily accessible by bridge or ferry, they provide visitors both a physical and mental makeover from mainland to island, transporting travelers to a slower pace. The islands are simple, yet sophisticated. with a certain rustic…

Explore Walla Walla, the Town That Wine Built

Explore Walla Walla, the Town That Wine Built

Plus: The Tri-Cities wineries just west of there

A taste of Va Piano Vineyards

Must-Visit Stops in Skagit Valley

Must-Visit Stops in Skagit Valley

This agricultural wonderland just north of Seattle is dotted with delightful small towns to add to your trip list

ALL RISE: Fresh baked loaves from Breadfarm

Charming Small Towns Along the Palouse Scenic Byway

Charming Small Towns Along the Palouse Scenic Byway

Explore beyond the rolling hills, from Moscow, Idaho, to the Lewis-Clark Valley

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU aka “Crimson Cube”

An Oasis Awaits in Bend

An Oasis Awaits in Bend

Huntington Lodge elevates travel in Oregon’s high-desert brewery town

Take in sunset views

Alaska Is a Winter Wonderland

Alaska Is a Winter Wonderland

If you're looking for a trip that takes you far outside your comfort zone, head north—far north

THIN ICE: Absorb the splendor of Exit Glacier and its counterparts before they disappear

Hit the Town at These Northwest Getaways

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…

Where to Stay Near the Northwest’s National Parks

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…

A Family-Friendly Travel Gem in British Columbia

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…

Northern Lights: A Northwest Viewer’s Guide

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….

Ski Resorts Every Seattleite Should Know

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)…

Northwest Mountain Destinations to Elevate Your Travels

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…

Get out on the Water with These Northwest Getaways

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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