Places in Washington
Central & Eastern Washington
If states were delineated purely by geography, Washington east of the Cascade Mountains would be a separate entity. While the west breeds evergreen trees, liberal cities, perennial rain and gourmet coffee, the east is the opposite: a land of sunbaked hills and big blue skies stuffed with private vineyards, rodeo towns and huge Native American reservations.
Olympic Peninsula & Washington Coast
The Olympic Peninsula is an unblemished wilderness of the highest order, with an interior redolent of a unicorn fantasy novel and an end-of-the-continent coastline that makes Big Sur look positively calm. Then there's the precipitation. While Seattleites whine about a little winter drizzle, the Hoh Rain Forest is drowning in up to 200in of rain a year.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Pronto Seattle: Emerald City’s new bike-sharing program rolls out
First they legalized marijuana and same-sex marriage; then they flooded the city with bicycles...
Live like a local in Seattle
To spend time living like a local in Seattle, it helps to first don a little camouflage and subtly assume the mannerisms of a typical Seattleite...
Seattle with kids: top family activities
It’s a common dilemma...
Viva vinyl in Seattle: finding Emerald City’s music through its record stores
In May 2014 Sub Pop, the record company that launched the careers of grunge bands Nirvana and Mudhoney in the late ‘80s, opened up a music store at Seattle’s Seatac Airport...