San Juan Islands


Hiking Out West: Hit the Trails From These Favorite Hotels

Fortunately, the United States has no shortage of evocative places in which to tramp. Here are seven of our favorite hiking hotels out West.

Best Travel Experiences of the Year

A Norway cruise, a train ride in Peru, kayaking in Washington State: These were just a few of our best experiences traveling this year.

Indelible Memory: Kayaking the Salish Sea

To get an up-close view of orcas, we booked a full-day kayaking excursion with Discovery Sea Kayaks along the coast of San Juan Island.

5 Favorite Island Parks of Puget Sound

The islands in Washington's Salish Sea are blessed with scenic parks and nature reserves. Here are my favorite five parks, in order from south to north.

The Best of Coastal Washington

The archipelagos between Seattle and Victoria, Canada, are relentlessly picturesque, replete with scenic parks, colorful coastal towns and world-class food.

Letter From the Editor: December 2017

The Andrew Harper editor-in-chief reflects on this month's travels to Portland, Seattle and Whidbey Island, and a road trip in England's North Country.

Newly Recommended Hotels in the Pacific Northwest

The December 2017 Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper's travels to the Pacific Northwest, where he finds three hotels to recommend.

Top 10 Gastronomic Highlights of the Year

The Top 10 Gastronomic Highlights of a year of travel.

Savoring the Pacific Northwest

North of Seattle, the Washington coastline fragments into a picturesque archipelago of forested islands dotted with fishing villages.