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Where Not to Travel in Summer — And Where to Go Instead

As the list grows of places that have become no-go zones due to tourists, we've come up with alternative destinations to visit in summer.

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.

Seattle Craft Breweries Take Flight

Seattle has no shortage of stylish, lively taprooms and thoroughly delicious, character-filled craft beers. Here are six breweries we tried on our last visit.

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.

Seattle Restaurants With a View

With a hilly topography and a coastal setting, Seattle has numerous restaurants offering memorable views. Here are two we tried on our last visit.

Savoring the Pacific Northwest

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

Favorite Seattle Museums

Whenever I return to Seattle, I always like to stop at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), which contains a small but well-curated collection ranging from ancient egypt to present-day Washington.

Excursion: Boeing Tour

Those driving from Seattle to Lummi Island should consider making a short detour to the Boeing Factory, about 40 minutes north of downtown.

Washington's Most Interesting Wines

Most of Washington’s vineyards are planted in what is essentially a desert, the rain shadow of the cascade Mountains. And despite the cool northerly latitude, long summer days ensure that even Rhone reds such as Syrah can reach full and delicious ripeness.

Favorite Seattle Museums

Whenever I return to Seattle, I always like to stop at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), which contains a small but well-curated collection ranging from ancient egypt to present-day Washington.

Pike Place Market Gastronomy

The Pacific Northwest

Area partners in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia share their favorite scenery, sites, events and activities.

Wines the World Over

In the signature line of his emails, Andrew Harper's wine concierge, Hal Oates, includes a short blurb from the Bible: "Wine to gladden the heart of man." That sentiment is shared not only by Oates, but also by the growing number of travelers who head off in search of great wine destinations year after year.

Notable Northwest Wine Events

Three notable Northwest wine events occur in November, two in Washington, the nation’s second largest producer behind California, and one in Oregon, which ranks third.