Northwest Autumn Day Trips: Corn Mazes, Apple Orchards, and Pumpkin Patches

Northwest Autumn Day Trips: Corn Mazes, Apple Orchards, and Pumpkin Patches

Psst…. get our premier guide to fall travel – Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest. Get inspired to spend your fall weekends combing rocky beaches, savoring the harvest, and hiking scenic mountain trails of Washington and Oregon. Get it here. It’s October, my favorite month in the kitchen and in the great outdoors. Let’s see… the past few days I’ve […]

Six Oktoberfests in the Pacific Northwest

Five Great Oktoberfests in the Pacific Northwest

Psst…. get our premier guide to local fall travel – Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest. Get inspired to spend your fall weekends combing rocky beaches, savoring the harvest, and hiking scenic mountain trails of Washington and Oregon. Get it here. Backdropped by the snow-capped peaks of the Cascades, Oktoberfest in the Northwest is the next […]

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 […]

Ask TripFinder: Where to Go Apple Picking near Seattle?

Where to U-Pick Apples near Seattle

Psst…. get our premier guide to fall travel – Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest. Get inspired to spend your fall weekends combing rocky beaches, savoring the harvest, and hiking scenic mountain trails of Washington and Oregon. Get it here. Dear TripFinder, Autumn is on our minds! Please give me some ideas of where we can take the […]

Northwest Autumn Day Trips

Psst…. get our premier guide to fall travel – Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest. Get inspired to spend your fall weekends combing rocky beaches, savoring the harvest, and hiking scenic mountain trails of Washington and Oregon. Get it here.   It’s October, my favorite month in the kitchen and in the great outdoors. Let’s see… the past […]

Guidebook: Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest

Welcome to fall! If you ask me, this is the best season for Northwest weekend getaways for a number of reasons. That’s why I’ve written a book on it! Autumn offers unique, colorful and delicious opportunities to explore the Pacific Northwest. Get inspired to spend your fall weekends combing rocky beaches, savoring the harvest, and […]

Quick Escape: Bend, Oregon

Bend is a sophisticated, outdoorsy town tucked in the eastern Cascade foothills, surrounding by some of the finest hiking trails, ski runs and fishing streams the Northwest has to offer. With more than 250 days of sun per year, you can visit Bend year-round, but autumn is particularly nice. Hike among fall foliage through late October, […]

Cozy Camping: Reboot Your Campsite for Fall and Winter

Cozy Camping: Reboot Your Campsite for Fall and Winter

The best thing about autumn? Just being outside. Sweaters against cool air, the faint smell of woodsmoke, wild critters scurrying about to fatten up for winter, the crunch of curled maple leaves under your boots.  Autumn is magic season in the Pacific Northwest. And after our unusually hot summer, nothing sounds better than spending the cool […]

Fall Camping Tips

Cold Weather Camping Tips

Faced with the cooler temps and drizzle of autumn, you may’ve already packed away your camping gear for the season. But if you can brave a little chill and a touch of rain, fall camping will reward you. For one thing, you’ll have solitude. No reservations required. You can also expect to be sharing your campground and […]