Travel

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

Foraging For Food

How to find many things of the sea

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

David Gladish

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

Hiking Tips from a Peak Performer

Eighty-six-year-old David Birkner has an unparalleled passion for hiking and climbing

David Birkner has been a Wharton economics student, a naval officer stationed at Pearl Harbor, a travel agent, a freelance writer, a…

Sean Meyers

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

Sponsored | High-Altitude Adventures to Elevate Your Summer

Crystal Mountain has options explore the unique treasures of the alpine year-round

Out of this world, easy to reach. Washington’s premier ski destination is a hub for outdoor adventures and photo-ops in…

Seattle Mag

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