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Down by the Bay: A Long Weekend in California Wine Country

Fly into San Francisco for a wine-centric experience blending of culture, cuisine and tasting rooms

Before feasting on all things wine country, visit San Francisco’s celebrated restaurant Nopa

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In Valle de Guadalupe, the Desert’s Lack of Water Becomes World-Class Wine

Find this unforgettable wine and food region just south of San Diego

You’ll never want to leave Bruma’s luxe Casa 8 suites

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Why Do We Travel? Michael Bennett of Explorer X Tackles a Fundamental Human Question

"How do you get out of your normal headspace and into a space or a place that will actually help you take stock, reprioritize, find your values, find what’s important?"

Michael Bennett at Smith Rock State Park in Terrebonne, Oregon

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Port Townsend: A Seattleite’s Guide to Her Seaport Hometown

Seattle magazine's assistant art director Katie Kowalski shares her favorite restaurants, recreation spots and more

The writer poses in front of a mural by artist Nora Kingsley

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Get Out of Town (But Not Right Now)

Let our latest travel feature keep your adventurous daydreams alive as you appreciate your own backyard

Immerse in earthy luxuries at Mexican hotel and winery, Bruma

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Forget Maui, Jamaica or Santorini—My Forever Island is Orcas

How a convenient destination for young families became an indispensable springtime tradition

Father and daughter paddle near the shore

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Could Tacoma Be Your New Favorite Overnight Destination?

Refresh yourself with 24 hours in the City of Destiny

See Wendy Red Star’s “Four Seasons — Indian Summer” in Tacoma Art Museum’s exhibit Native Portraiture: Power and Perception

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Skip the Last Ferry and Stay Awhile on Vashon Island

The relaxing destination boasts beaches, art and great eats

Both indoor and outdoor spaces are bright and cozy at The Lodges on Vashon

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Upgrade Your Seattle Staycation in Woodinville

Find luxurious accommodations and wine tasting just a stone's throw from home

Indulge in steak at Woodinville’s Barking Frog

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Four Seattle-Based Travel Professionals Share Their Passions

When the time is right, these local travel experts will be waiting to help you unleash your pent-up inner adventurer

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Sandpoint, Idaho is a Perfect Spring or Summer Destination

From hiking and lakeside adventures to a colorful entertainment calendar, Sandpoint, Idaho has something for everyone

Sandpoint’s natural beauty is transformed as the seasons change, and with it, a host of new activities and attractions.

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Moscow is an Idaho College Town with a Soul That Shines Through Year-Round

When is the best time to visit the vibrant, Western Idaho town? “Right now” is probably the best answer—whenever you ask it

Moscow, Idaho celebrates its exceptional craft beer scene during Idaho Craft Beer Month in April.

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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

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Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…