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Our Top 10 Stories of the Year (2018)


Top 10 Stories of the Year From our top hot springs to the Spokane revival, Point Roberts’ odd location, hot tub boats on Lake Union, the state’s best pizza and the dominating UW women’s rowing team, this Top 10 of 2018 is a must-read. 5 Hot Springs to Visit this Winter Top 10 Stories of the Year #1: Winter is the best time to get the most out of hot springs. These five will spark your wanderlust and warm your heart Washington’s 5 Best Hot Springs Top 10 Stories of the Year #2:A look at our five favorite hot springs…

Think Washington

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The Seattle Clemency Project


How the Seattle Clemency Project is trying to reform criminal justice written by Chad Walsh For all Gary Thomas knew, he was going to die in prison. Before he was an inmate and a ward of Washington, Thomas was an artist. He’d also been an addict. To pay for his heroin addiction, he robbed a store in the 1970s. He did it again in the 1980s. He was caught—and sentenced—both times. In 1998, Thomas’s addiction was so severe that he spent a week robbing banks—without a disguise and without a weapon. But something had happened between that second robbery and…

Explore Washington

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Small-Town Stunner Olympia is on the path to trendiness


written by Naomi Tomky Singing at the bar at Dillinger’s, the upscale cocktail bar built in an old bank building, I asked my bartender, Donny Drake, what Olympia was missing. “Lots and lots of people,” he answered. As the I-5 corridor’s big cities grow up, Olympia has quietly and consistently kept its core intact. Washington’s capital remains the same as it’s been for years, now with a few fancier trappings (like the cocktail bar). You can still duck into bars and listen to bands that might someday be famous—the future Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill or The Gossip—but now you can pre-game…

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Trip Planner: Leavenworth Washington
Welcome to Leavenworth Washington’s quirky Bavarian mountain town written by Corinne Whiting | photos courtesy of Leavenworth Chamber, Icicle TV, Brian Munoz & Dzhan Wiley Craving a European fix (with a twist) in the Pacific Northwest? Leave your passport at home and journey to Leavenworth, Washington where a version of
Washington Travel: Yakima Valley
Three hundred sunny days a year translates to about eighty wineries spread across 17,000 acres of vines in the Yakima Valley AVA and that doesn’t even touch the bounty of fruits and vegetables available at seasonal produce stands.
Travel Washington, Port Townsend
Washington Trip Planner: Port Townsend
Port Townsend is the center for a Washington Renaissance.
Washington Trip Planner: Ballard
Ballard is Seattle's coolest neighborhood and it holds a lot of history.
Washington Trip Planner: Tacoma
Experience Tacoma, the City of Destiny, in 1889's Washington Trip Planner
Spokane Trip Planner
Washington Travel: Spokane
Every time I visit Spokane, I find something new to make it my favorite surprise city in Washington.
Trip Planner: Lake Chelan
Lake Chelan is a Northwest treasure, and the perfect place for a fall Washington wine sojourn.
Trip Planner: Everett
Everett is one of those places—just 45 minutes north of Seattle, this waterfront city of a little more than 100,000 was incorporated in 1893, the same year the Great Northern Railway came to town.
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Trip Planner: Bellingham’s Fairhaven District
An escape for city slickers and a destination for tourists, Bellingham’s Fairhaven District has been referred to as a hidden little gem worth discovering.
Whale Watching, San Juan Island
Trip Planner: San Juan Islands
The waters surrounding San Juan Island are indeed one of the best spots in the country to see whales in the wild-—especially orcas.
Trip Planner: Pampered Wilderness
Glamping in Millersylvania State Park with Pampered Wilderness