Natalie Compagno and Greg Freitas

Hidden Washington: Leavenworth All Year

Hidden Washington: Leavenworth All Year

This Bavarian-style village in the Cascade Mountains offers more than just Oktoberfest and Christmas celebrations

Beyond the beer and bratwurst and lively seasonal celebrations — notably Oktoberfest with a “K” and Christmas with a heaping dose of Nutcrackers — Leavenworth is a fabulous place to spend a long weekend…

Lakeside Getaways: Peace and Awe

Lakeside Getaways: Peace and Awe

These Pacific Northwest destinations provoke a sense of nostalgia, tranquility, and romanticism

As temperatures rise and springtime thoughts turn to summer splashes, here is a roundup of the best “lake-ations” in the Pacific Northwest.

Got to Get to California

Got to Get to California

The state’s stunning beauty is on full display in these pastoral midsize cities

Just like the 1987 Seattle Supersonics, California has a Big Three. Xavier McDaniel, the “X-Man,” is Los Angeles, flashy and often spectacular…

Top Travel Trends and Destinations for Summer 2024

Top Travel Trends and Destinations for Summer 2024

Find out where to go and what to bring

In the spring, our thoughts naturally drift to summer adventures. Looking for inspiration for your next trip? We’ve gathered the latest trends, top destinations, and insights from popular social media travel influencers for summer 2024.

Island Hopping

Island Hopping

Leapfrog around these gorgeous Salish Sea islands

Few places boast islands as spectacular as those of the Salish Sea and Puget Sound. Our islands are majestic, mystical, stunning, and worldrenowned, offering some of the country’s best boating, fishing, hiking, and biking.

‘10 Things I Hate About You' Turns 25 

‘10 Things I Hate About You’ Turns 25 

Tour 10 locations from the iconic '90s movie filmed in Seattle and Tacoma

Released 25 years ago in 1999, 10 Things I Hate About You perfectly encapsulates the ’90s and stands out as an excellent adaptation of Shakespeare. It’s Heath Ledger’s American debut and a travel postcard from Seattle and Tacoma to the world. So, get those cameras ready and crank up Letters to Cleo — let’s hit the town with Kat Stratford and Patrick Verona.

Hidden Washington: The Other Vancouver

Hidden Washington: The Other Vancouver

Explore rich history and vibrant scenery on the north bank of the Columbia River 

The English explorer George Vancouver and his associates embarked on a naming spree in the Pacific Northwest unlike any seen before. In his fantastic book…

Chasing the Solar Eclipse: Seattle to Indianapolis

Chasing the Solar Eclipse: Seattle to Indianapolis

The city is near the center of the totality of the eclipse

On April 8, the heavens will put on a spectacular show as a total solar eclipse graces the skies, forging a path from Mazatlán to Montreal. For those seeking this unforgettable experience many prime destinations beckon, from the Texas Hill Country to Buffalo. For us, Indianapolis emerged as a prime destination, lying near the center of the eclipse’s path of totality, with a direct flight from Seattle.

Group Getaways: Escaping With Friends

Group Getaways: Escaping With Friends

From scenic spas to movie sets, bond over unique escapes

It happens over wine or an espresso. The conversation about why you don’t see more of your close friends blooms into escape plans with your nearest and dearest. Group getaways strengthen the bond of friendship — laughter flows freely, and memories are made. The best group trips center on a theme: total relaxation, picturesque destination, or cool activities close to home you might not normally try. 

Cheers to Women Winemakers

Cheers to Women Winemakers

Raise a glass to wine country weekends

With Women Making History Month well underway, let’s toast three perfect wine country getaways with a focus on women winemakers.

Cabo: A Fresh Take on an Old Favorite

Cabo: A Fresh Take on an Old Favorite

The perennial winter getaway has a few new tricks up its sleeve

Who, in the throes of Seattle’s dark wintery grip, doesn’t love Cabo? Whether renting a house in the Pedregal or a suite in Palmilla, Seattleites have been enjoying desperately needed sun and delectable Mexican food at the southern tip of Baja California for decades. But with consistency comes complacency. Old favorites become old has-beens. The…

Hidden Pacific Northwest: Dim Sum and Then Some in Richmond, B.C.

Hidden Pacific Northwest: Dim Sum and Then Some in Richmond, B.C.

Beyond its international locale, Asian culture, and foodie fame, Richmond, B.C. is just plain charming 

Locals and frequent visitors know that Richmond’s allure extends far beyond its Hong Kongese dumplings. While tasting everything on The Dumpling Trail should always be part of the plan, a longer, more nuanced visit is needed…

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