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4 Wine Hotspots to Explore This Fall

By Jade Helm Whether you seek wine-soaked towns, a sprawling vineyard countryside, or white peaks and rushing waters, pack your corkscrew and comfortable shoes. There...

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 &...

Tapping Tribal Roots – How Kalispel Tribal member Phil Haugen inspires...

BY ALLEN COX Photos courtesy of Northern Quest Casino Resort The plot of every compelling success story includes struggles against incredible adversity and a tenacious drive...

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...

Chocolate from Scratch: Bean-to-Bar in the NW

BY TERESA BERGEN IN THE NORTHWEST, CHOCOLATE IS BECOMING THE NEW COFFEE. Scores of artisanal chocolate makers are opening, and beanto-bar companies―once a rarity―are on the...

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....

A Cup of Love at TWG Tea – Vancouver, B.C.

BY Leslie Javorski A TEA THAT COSTS $2500 FOR 100 GRAMS (3.5OZ)? Not exactly a mug of hot water with a bag on a string....

Nibbling on the Oregon Cheese Trail

By Heather Larson FAMOUS FOR ITS WINE AND SCENIC BEAUTY, the Beaver State has also made its mark in the world of cheese. Cheesemakers across...

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,...

HOODS, MARIONS AND MORE – A GUIDE TO OREGON BERRIES

By Carrie Uffindell MARIONBERRIES. BOYSENBERRIES. HOOD STRAWBERRIES. Oregon-grown berries are as iconic and flavorful as Willamette Valley pinot noir, chocolate-coated hazelnuts or fresh Dungeness crab. And...

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE – IN THE NW CRAFT BEVERAGE SCENE

By Nancy Mueller GINGER JOHNSON’S FORAY into the world of beer began with a simple question: Why aren’t more women enjoying beer? More than a...

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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.