Winter Outdoors: Ice Skating Rinks in the Pacific Northwest

Imagine skating in circles with your sweetie among gently-falling snow, a chill in the air and a mug of hot cocoa on your mind. Winter at its best. Got ice skates? If you don’t have a pair of your own, you’ll be able to rent them for the whole family at most of these outdoor […]

Where in the Northwest to Sip some Holiday Cheer

A sip of homemade eggnog, a shake of sleigh bells and even the soggiest Seattle day transforms into a winter wonderland. The essential word of course is homemade, as no amount of good bourbon can rescue the syrupy milk you buy in a carton at the store! I’ve whipped up homemade eggnog using Martha Stewart’s […]

Gifts for Intrepid Pacific Northwesterners

The holidays are upon us. Whether you give lots of gifts this time of year or spread your generosity across the seasons, you might find yourself stumped over choosing the perfect present for the local traveler in your life. Here’s a little guide to some of our favorite things for local travelers this year. Whether your […]

Patagonia Offers Free Holiday Shipping

I was browsing this morning, looking for a replacement for the fleece hat I lost to the Pacific Ocean on a windy day. They don’t make the exact same hat that I lost, which is a bummer because it was the best hat I’ve ever owned. However, they have plenty of other great products and deals […]

Round Up: Events to Kick Off the Holidays

Ready to make some spirits bright? Or at least get a bit jolly with some spiked eggnog? In an effort to procrastinate buying our Christmas tree this weekend (it just feels too early) I’ve been looking for festive distractions. And I found some. I’ll be hanging with the DIY sect at Seattle Center. How about […]

Holiday Gift Guide from Northwest TripFinder

In between the recent torrential rain and fierce gusts of wind in the Pacific Northwest, we might find a few moments to do a little holiday baking or crafting. Or we might choose to relish these short, dark days in a different way, with family or a book by a warm fire. But one thing […]

Stressed Out? You Need a Holiday Getaway in the City

Have you experienced any of the following in the past week? Hives. Elevated blood pressure. Insomnia. Swearing like a sailor. Increased tolerance to caffeinated beverages. See, I knew it. What you need is a getaway. An emergency pre-holiday getaway. I know, I know. Who has time? The key is to just drop everything, right now, […]

Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

I used to be an awesome gift-giver: homemade sea salt blends, hand-knit scarves, custom-printed stationary. I can see my friends and family nodding their heads right now – “yep, you sure did!” (the operative word being did.) The thing is, I’m a parent now with a job, housework, and virtually no free time. And so, my […]