Weekend Escape to Bellingham, Washington’s Indie City

City Escape: Bellingham

We city folks have it all. An instagram-worthy latte is a block away, there’s a farmers’ market in every neighborhood, and each weekend brings new museum exhibits or gallery openings. So why are so many of us urbanites keen to spend a weekend exploring the restaurants, museums, parks and galleries of another city? It’s fun […]

Ask TripFinder: Where to Stay in Vancouver with Kids?

ASK TRIPFINDER: Where to Stay in Vancouver BC with Kids?

Dear TripFinder, We have a 8 year old daughter and a 4 year old son. Where are good places to stay in Vancouver BC? We would like to not have to drive much–if not at all.  Thanks! Kris Dear Kris, My favorite spot to stay with kids in Vancouver is on the vibrant and lively West End […]

Nine Romantic Northwest Getaways

Nine Unique and Affordable Romantic Getaways in the Pacific Northwest

Valentines Day. Three-day weekends. Anniversaries. The year is full of opportunities to woo your sweetheart with the romance of the Pacific Northwest! A romantic getaway doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Make any weekend special and romantic on one of these dreamy, affordable getaways in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. How to Make a Cheap Getaway […]

STAY & PLAY: Mount Baker

STAY & PLAY:: Mount Baker

There are two kinds of Northwesterners – those who know about the awesomeness of Mount Baker, and those who don’t (yet). I’m about to put you in the first camp, and once you visit Baker for the first time you will go back, again and again. The Mount Baker Highway (Hwy 542) is a spur route that […]

Locavore Trip: Lummi Island

Locavore Trip: Lummi Island

Your locavore life awaits on this bucolic Salish Sea island off the coast of Bellingham. Book a stay at Nettles Farm and cook up your own farm-fresh eats, or splurge on dinner at nearby Willows Inn. When you drive off the tiny ferry (it carries just 22 cars for the 10-minute crossing) onto laid-back Lummi […]

Northwest New Years Resolutions for More Adventure

Northwest Bucket List: New Years Resolutions

January. The month of resolutions, new beginnings, fun planning, and fresh starts. This month, infuse your New Years’ Resolutions with sustainable, local Pacific Northwest adventures. Read on for a bunch of great ideas. Happy exploring! New Years Resolutions for Northwest Adventure: Watch more Wildlife Bald Eagles are year-round residents throughout western Washington and Oregon and it’s […]

Northwest Bucket List: December

Northwest Bucket List: December

  Last Christmas, many lowland areas of the Pacific Northwest woke up to a very rare sight–snow was falling gently from the sky, enough to stick around for a few hours and build some elf-sized snowmen in our Seattle backyard. It was our first White Christmas in a nearly a decade, but alas it was […]

Northwest Bookshelf: 52 Seattle Adventures with Kids

BOOK: 52 Seattle Adventures with Kids

You’ve got kids, and you’re a busy family. So who in your house has the time in their day to plan out fun-filled, unique, kid-friendly adventures near Seattle every single weekend that will enthrall your children and make the most of every season? No one does! Which is why ParentMap just published this book that does […]

November in the Northwest

Northwest Bucket List: November

  What are you thankful for? It’s a question we all ponder together his time of year. And while my family, friends and good health top my list, I have loads of gratitude for all of my favorite Northwesty things, too. Like the fresh-plucked chanterelles at my farmers’ market last weekend on which dirty fir […]

Northwest Bucket List: October

Northwest Bucket List: October

October. And the trees are stripped bare, of all they wear, what do I care…  Autumn’s crisp days and cool nights have me wrapped up in fleece and I’m definitely not complaining.  Fall is my favorite season for exploring the Pacific Northwest, from visits to vineyards and orchards filled with ripe apples, to squeezing in […]