A Little Town with a Big Boom

52 Getaways 2019: Summer With a population of a mere 700 people, Yachats is usually a quiet town; its coastal tranquility makes it a place...

Offseason Whitewater Rafting

52 Getaways 2019: Autumn On most rivers the remnants of the rapids disappear entirely in late summer, and rafting companies close their doors for the...

The Art of Lion Dancing

The crashing of cymbals and the pounding of drums announce the brightly colored costumes. Animated lions, made up of a team of two men,...

An Alaskan Winter At Alyeska Resort

You don’t have to be a skier or snowboarder to enjoy a winter vacation at a ski resort. A quick flight north to Anchorage...

The Spirit of a Million Lights

At Locomotive Park in downtown Lewiston, Idaho, I’m one of hundreds in the crowd for the annual Winter Spirit lighting ceremony. The festivities began...

A Coastal Holiday Celebration

Every weekend in December the coastal community of Anacortes, Washington, offers a way to drink up a full cup of holiday cheer. Make a...

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The Best Tamales in the Northwest

By now, serious foodies know where to find the best tamales in the Northwest: Los Hernandez in Union Gap, Washington. This unassuming family-run restaurant...

Shifting Tides: From Canned Fish to Caviar

At one time, massive fish canneries dominated the West Coast. Built to exploit the then untapped resources of huge salmon runs on the West...

Farm-to-Fork in Kirkland, WA

Just a short ride from Seattle, Kirkland’s lakeside views, public art and tree-lined streets offer a whimsical kind of charm that sets it apart...

Take a Gold-Medal Brewcation

DO YOU POSSESS A DISCERNING PALATE that craves the complexities and nuanced flavors of fine craft beer? A big slice of the Northwest population...

Ciders of Fire and Ice

Sparked by modern innovation as well as a deep love of the apple, two of the hottest cider styles in the Northwest―fruit-laden, silky-sweet ice...

Forest-to-Bar at Wolf in the Fog

Tofino, B.C. WITH BOAT-TO-TABLE AND FARM-TO-FORK DINING in vogue, Tofino, British Columbia’s Wolf in the Fog restaurant adds forest-to-bar to the mix, thanks to bar...