San Juan Islands

Island Idyll: Washington’s San Juan Islands

Catch the ferry to the islands, where kayaking and bicycling are more common than driving.

Childless in Seattle: An Anniversary Getaway

No matter how hard you try, you just can’t leave the kids behind.
The Coast Starlight at Salinas, CA

From Seattle to Los Angeles by Train

Riding the rails down America's western coast makes for an unforgettable experience.
Mt St Helens

Cascade Mountain Range: How I Awakened a Sleeping Volcano

While visiting the Cascade Range Mountains in Washington state, I met Mount St. Helens’ unpredictable nature up close.
Childhood Hikes

Cadbury Cravings: Childhood Day Hikes

After years of chasing a chocolate treat, one hiker admits the wonders of childhood nature hikes.

Cruising the Columbia River

The Queen of the West is not your average cruise ship.

Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Two hundreds years ago, two adventurers set out to explore the northwestern region of North America. Today, you can follow in their footstpes.