The North Pacific right whale has been spotted only a handful of times in 60 years. A marine biologist from Seattle wants to change that.
With the airline industry struggling because of COVID-19, summer, fall, and winter plane fares to adventure destinations are hitting unprecedented lows. Airlines are also offering free change and cancellation fees. Should you hop on these deals now or wait and see? We consulted industry experts to find out—and rounded up some of the best fares out there.
As it became clear that climbing walls could be an ideal host for the coronavirus, most gyms closed their doors this week
Cozy up with one and start planning your next family adventure
Plus: where to stay, eat, and play outside along the way
The Emerald City is surrounded by mountains and has access to the ocean, but some of its biggest outdoor draws can be reached by public transportation
Seattle has a lot to offer city folk—a thriving job market, world-class culture, and all the pour-over coffee you can drink. But for those who need frequent and fast escapes from the metropolis, the shores and woods of Puget Sound's islands are only a boat ride away.
According to a recent story in Bloomberg, celebrities and gallons of champagne are all in a day's work at Aspen. But for the rest of us, it’s not so glamorous.
In Washington State, a group of researchers is mining social media posts and photos to identify overused trails and turn your next weekend adventure into a real escape
Most of mountaineering's teachers are white, but one group wants to change that through new hands-on workshops
For one, it makes headlines for excellence and not for, um, dogs dying in its overhead bins
Tried-and-true adventures big and small, from sea to shining sea
An energized group of explorers are bringing the spirit of wilderness through hiking to American cities. Record-breaking distance trekker Liz Thomas and others are altering how we see urban spaces and inviting folks new to the outdoors along for the fun.
Giving disaster-struck communities the ability to produce their own clean water
The former fastest woman to hike the AT is stitching together ambitious routes right in the middle of urban civilization
The Medium Duffel ($425) is one of 17 products that Filson recently launched in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. The 20-liter bag is made in Filson’s Seattle factory, with weather-resistant twill and bridle leather. It meets all airline carry-on requirements. The goal of the partnership is…
A deadly collapse at a popular cavern near Seattle has raised the question of whether signs and warnings are enough to stop visitors from venturing where they shouldn’t
Pounding out miles on stoplight-strewn streets and past convenience stores quickly loses its luster. Whether you’re commuting or training, here are ten urban trails in the U.S. that offer scenic views and traffic-free paths to keep your run enjoyable. Atlanta Beltline Georgia’s Beltline cinches its…
If you’ve topped out on talking about a wine’s terroir and session ales, it’s time to tackle the next alcohol trend that’s gaining volume: craft distilling. The desire for authentic, handmade goods drove the craft-beer bonanza. Now the same ethic is sparking passions for locally made spirits such as gin,…
Healthy. That's the word we kept coming back to. And we don't mean a fit or skinny population; we're talking about a city's cultural vibrancy, economic well-being, and overall quality of life. Presenting our picks for the 10 best cities in America, from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Plus: Our 10 favorite small towns.
The Classic Powder Skiing Once you experience Alta's powder, you too will be an Altaholic ALTA SKI AREA, Utah: Not only does Alta get twice as much snow as less blessed resortsit averages 500 inchesbut its flakes are also lighter and drier. Maybe that’s why nearly 80 percent of…
At some point after puberty and before mortgage payments, that summer ritual our parents used to make us do became something we couldn't do without. And the rules have changed. Cars are faster, highways are better, and there's cool stuffreally cool stuff that doesn't involve buffets or Dollywoodjust about everywhere. Stop sitting on those vacation d
TALL LATTE BEFORE WORK, double espresso in the afternoon, short cappuccino after dinnerit's the only way to tolerate Seattle's gray days. But when the clouds break and the Cascades, the Olympics, and Puget Sound appear, you know where you need to be. Grab a quadruple shot and get going.