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Ride the rails on the Amtrak Cascades for a rumbling adventure
The service derailed by the pandemic is fully restored with multiple travel options between Oregon and Canada.
A stylish yet rustic winter retreat just outside Granite Falls
Canyon Creek Cabins offer a cozy hideaway on an acre of riverfront property.
Riding the Coast Starlight, from Los Angeles to Seattle
We spent 34 hours on America’s most scenic train. Is it as dreamy as it sounds?
4 Ways to celebrate Christmas in Seattle this year
It’s never a sure bet whether Seattle will be able to celebrate a white Christmas, but that doesn’t stop Pacific Northwesterners from putting on magnificent… Continue reading
The Big Four Ice Caves: Access to one of Snohomish County’s most iconic destinations reopens
Washington’s Big Four Ice Caves, one of Snohomish County’s most popular nature destinations, about 20 miles east of Granite Falls, offers an experience well worth… Continue reading
3 (possibly?) haunted Snohomish County sites to see this spooky season
’Tis the season for ghoulies and ghosties and things that go bump in the night. And what better way to get into Halloween spirit than… Continue reading
This summer, visit a paradise on Earth
If you’ve never visited the Paradise area of Mt. Rainier, there’s still time this summer to correct that grievous error. Embarrassingly late for a Washington… Continue reading
Venture into the dark at Washington’s Ape Cave
The 42-degree underworld on the flank of Mount St. Helens is fun to explore — in a spooky sort of way.
For $7, take a walk on the spiritual side of Whidbey Island
The 72-acre nature preserve has sculptures and sacred spaces. “It is contemplative, peaceful and magical.”
Family takes a mystery trip that’s full of adventure
Her family was minutes away from leaving on a road trip, but there was a catch — they had no idea where they were going.
Passenger train between Vancouver and Seattle to resume in September
Passenger-train service between Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle, WA. is set to resume in September for the first time since the start of the pandemic. It’s… Continue reading
Washington State’s most popular park turns 100
The most visited state park in Washington celebrates a century of recreation and conservation.
Three Beacons: Take a tour of three Everett-area lighthouses
These beacons guided mariners to safety for many years — since 1861, in one case. Here are their stories.
Jetty Island ferry reservations open for the summer season
Reservations are required and cost $3 per person for the short ferry ride to sandy beaches
5 things to do this summer in Snohomish County
Hop a ferry. Play in the sand. Look for Bigfoot. Tour the past. Toast the sunset.
Washington hiking guide offers a new way to find accessible trails
one that helps users determine whether or not a trail is… Continue reading