Our Top 10 Stories of the Year (2018)

Best New Thing—Floating Hot Tubs in Lake Union, Seattle

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 in Washington for any season

Trip Planner: Spokane

Top 10 Stories of the Year #3: Spokane takes on a cool factor in its revival with whiskey dens, top chefs and abundant recreation opportunities 

Startup: Troy Alstead opens Ocean5 and Table47 in Gig Harbor

Top 10 Stories of the Year #4:Starbucks’ former chief operating officer Troy Alstead creates a LEED-certified social scene and restaurant venue in Gig Harbor

Point Roberts: The Place at the End of the Line

Top 10 Stories of the Year #5:Bring your passport if you want to get to this tiny Washington town—an appendage of Canada, yet a property of the United States

Hot Tub Boats on Lake Union

Top 10 Stories of the Year #6:Dream big. Then hop in your own floating hot tub and take it to the middle of Lake Union

The Last Man on Protection Island

Top 10 Stories of the Year #7:He fought eviction and embraced environmentalism to become the sole resident of the otherwise deserted Protection Island

Washington’s Best Pizza

Top 10 Stories of the Year #8:From Bellingham’s OVN to Walla Walla’s Sweet Basil, we toss out our top pie shops for your pleasure

UW Women’s Rowing Team

Top 10 Stories of the Year #9:Girls in the boat: The UW women’s rowing team has achieved the unexpected. Now they are poised to repeat. 

Washington Beer: The Bine 

Top 10 Stories of the Year #10:The Bine in Bothell is a low-key brewery, as good as it is unpretentious

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