Day Tripping

Day Tripping

Sumpter Valley Railroad

When planning a trip to Eastern Oregon, be sure to put the historic Sumpter Valley Railroad on your travel itinerary. Located 22 miles southwest...

Beyond Bizarre Tour – Portland, OR

Are you a ghost enthusiast? Partake in the paranormal? Or are just in for a good scare? Then, this fall, the Beyond Bizarre ghost...

Digging for Treasure on Seattle’s Eastside

By Maggy Lehmicke There’s no feeling quite like stumbling into an antique shop where antique Russian paintings and Chinese pottery sit side by side with...

Beer Lovers Flock to Bend, Oregon’s ALE TRAIL

BY KRISTEN POPE SITUATED IN CENTRAL OREGON’S HIGH DESERT, Bend is typically known as an outdoor lover’s paradise with abundant skiing, hiking, biking, rafting and...

Lake Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe River Cruises

BY BLYTHE THIMSEN Seventy miles, give or take. That is the distance from one side to the other across the Idaho Panhandle. With...

Fall Road Trip, Alaska-Style

BY GARRETT JOHNSON The road trip, of all American vacation traditions, endures year after year. There’s something about traveling down unfamiliar roads, exploring new towns...

5 Fall-Color Drives

BY AARON THEISEN The leaf peepers of the Northeast and the aspen chasers of the Tetons may scoff, but the Northwest offers a quietly impressive...

Doe Bay Café: Seed-to-Table Dining on Orcas Island

BY JACK RUSSILLO IF ANYWHERE MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE TASTING where your meal came from, it’s the café at Doe Bay Resort &...

THE NEW FRONTIER OF AMERICAN WINE

BY TAMARA BELGARD PICTURE BREATHTAKING RIVER VALLEYS and rolling hillsides rich with ancient but fertile volcanic soil, the type of soil that results in wines...

Easy Escape in Eastern Washington

BY JED VAUGHN With all the diversity Washington State offers for great escapes, the east-central region is typically not the first choice for travelers and vacationers....

B.I.G. (Breweries in the Gorge)

By Heather Larson A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLORFUL KITEBOARDS. A medley of hiking options. Never-ending scenic splendor. You’ve arrived at the Columbia River Gorge. Augment all...

B.C.’s Southern Sunshine Coast

By Nancy Mueller British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast stretches 112 miles on Highway 101 from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound, connecting quiet coastal communities, sandy beaches,...

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In this issue of Northwest Travel & Life, we showcase Wine Hotspots, Fall-Color Drives, Escapes to Eastern Washington, and A User's Guide to the Oregon Coast. For more stories about the Northwest, subscribe today and never miss a beat.