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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,…

Desert X installation view, Sterling Ruby, Specter, 2019.  Photo by Lance Gerber, courtesy of Desert X

Travel Destination: Desert

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…

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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…

Take surf lessons at the Kaimana Beach Surf Shop.

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…

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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…

Enjoy a Discovery Sea Kayak guided tour when visiting Friday Harbor.

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,…

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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…

Learn how to make craft cocktails at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle.

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…

Several hotels turned down The Beatles before Seattle’s Edgewater Hotel let them stay.

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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‘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 outdoor activities. So, she created a Facebook page to set the record straight. Wooten-Gill, a Seattle resident and former Boeing employee, launched “Black Folks Do Camp” to invite other Black RV’ers to share their camping…

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Foraging For Food

How to find many things of the sea

Oysters can be found throughout the state’s coastal communities.

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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.

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