Road Trips

Plug it in, plug it in

Electric Vehicle Road Trips from Seattle

Destinations worth draining the battery—and where to charge up again for the return trip.

05/20/2024 By Allison Williams

Destination Dossier

Everything You Need to Know about a Visit to Roslyn

It’s more than that moose from Northern Exposure.

03/25/2024 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Chantal Bennett

Flower Power

Guide to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

New tulips just dropped: The rural farmland north of Seattle erupts into a rainbow of color during the state's biggest flower fest.

03/22/2024 By Allison Williams

The Merroir the Merrier

Forget Wine Tasting. Try Oyster Tasting.

Washington’s shellfish is as distinct as its wines, and Hood Canal is developing a whole industry around it.

02/16/2024 By Allison Williams

Map Quest

The Marvels of an I-5 Road Trip

The interstate hides more cuisine, culture, and calming nature than you’d think. Take the off-ramp already.

11/10/2023 By Allison Williams

Fair Game

Our State Fair Is...Which State Fair?

It's time to ride the coaster and hang with the 4-H kids—but there's more than one place to gorge on elephant ears.

08/31/2023 By Allison Williams

Map Quest

A Road Trip from Fort Spokane to Kettle Falls

Deep in Central Washington, the mighty Columbia spreads itself into Lake Roosevelt, and a scenic highway traces its shores.

03/17/2023 By Allison Williams

Short Stops

Crystal Mountain's Famed Snorting Elk Bar Sold to New Owner

But the nachos aren't going anywhere at the classic post-ski spot.

02/21/2023 By Allison Williams

Short Stops

A Heavenly Greek Bakery Hides in South Central Washington

St. John's Bakery in Goldendale has a godly reason for baklava this good.

10/27/2021 By Allison Williams

Northwest Travel

18 Amazing Northwest Cabin Destinations

Bungalows, chalets, yurts: Like home, but better.

05/13/2021 By Allison Williams

Roll Yuletide

Day Trips from Seattle for Christmas Day

Go the distance for distanced holidays, or skip the Noel altogether.

12/15/2020 By Allison Williams

Day Tripper

How to Hunt for Chanterelles Near Seattle

It’s easy. But if you poison yourself, I’m not responsible.

10/27/2020 By Stefan Milne

House hunt

7 Washington Towns to Kick Off Your Airbnb Search

The best spots for weekend rentals, whether you're looking for a classic mountain experience or hours in a hot tub.

10/23/2020 By Allison Williams

Basalt and Pepper

Ellensburg is the Center of the Earth (Or Washington, At Least)

The geologic wonderland of Central Washington finally gets a rock solid restaurant—and a friendly guide to the world famous landscape.

04/08/2020 By Allison Williams


Great Swimming Holes within 2 Hours of Seattle

You don’t even need a boat for water hijinks—just hit the road to the region’s best swimming holes.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

Lover's Package

A Very Good and Very Seattle Valentine's Day Guide

Upgrade your Netflix and chill plans with cooking classes, cozy getaways, and a Robyn dance party.

02/04/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Insta-Worthy Spots

Fall's Most Instagrammable Locations

We're due to hit peak foliage in mid-to-late October, so grab your PSL and get ‘gramming at these destinations around Washington.

09/27/2018 By Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Morel High Ground

How to Spend a Day Mushroom Hunting

Is there anything more quintessentially Pacific Northwest than foraging for fungi in the woods?

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Speedy Sightseeing

How to Take a Road Trip on a Time Crunch

Destinations a mere two hours (or less!) from Seattle.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Shell Game

Lilliwaup Offers Getaway Vibes and Oyster Hunting

Yep, oyster tourism is a thing. Book a cabin, RV, or tent and head to the waters for briny bivalves.

09/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion