Escapes

Proof: Flagship tasting event to showcase Washington’s leading distilleries

A world champion ice sculpture artist and local entrepreneur. A top distiller and educator. A noted spirits historian with an artisan flair. These are just a few of the interesting and unique presenters who will take the stage at PROOF: The Washington Distillers Festival, to share their wit and wisdom with lovers of craft spirits from […]

Seabrook, family fun at the Washington Coast

Looking for a memorable beach trip with your family?  It doesn’t get any sweeter than the Washington Olympic Peninsula, north coast and the quaint  beachside community town called, Seabrook. This location offers a low-key vibe and all the amenities to create cherished family memories. There is much to explore at Seabrook. Places to Nosh Frontager’s Pizza: Rustic and eclectic […]

The Ultimate Puget Sound Summer

As summer pushes its way up the temperature scale, cities in the South Sound open their doors to tourism, showcasing the many activities they have to offer. JORDAN MARIE MARTINEZ OLYMPIA visitolympia.com Washington’s capital hosts a number of summer events, starting with the Deschutes Duck Dash on June 3, when thousands of rubber ducks float […]

Listen up! W Hotels unveils first sound suite

W Seattle unveiled the first W Sound Suite to launch in North America at W Seattle. The private music studio, writer’s room and lounge offers a retreat for musicians and producers to write and record tracks while on the road.  Hotel guests are also able to get in on the fun by booking the studio […]

Girls’ trip to Bellevue

Fall is here, the leaves are turning and that often means that outdoor outings are winding down. Time to gather your girlfriends for a trip to Bellevue—a quick escape that offers high-end “spa-ing,” savvy shopping and lively dining. We recommend making the following stops for a memorable day in swanky Bellevue and perhaps getting a […]

Escape to Woodinville Wine Country

Why go out of state when you can enjoy wonderful wine and food right here in the Northwest? Head north to Woodinville and you will be delighted to find a day trip offering a large selection of wineries, all in Woodinville. We recommend the following favorites. àMaurice Cellars 14463 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE 425.466.2027 // amaurice.com […]

Take a Recreation Vacation

This summer, our capital city will host an adrenaline-fueled race that pairs the best of the region: award-winning ales and adventure. Capitol to Bay Relay, taking place on Aug. 6, is an adventure race that includes mountain and road biking, running and paddling. Recently sanctioned as an official adventure race by the United States Adventure […]

Escape to Woodinville Wine Country

Why go out of state when you can enjoy wonderful wines and food right here in the Northwest. Head north to Woodinville and you will be delighted to find a day trip offering a large selection of Wineries all in Woodinville. We recommend the following favorites.    Purple Café and Wine Bar, 14459 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, 425.483.7129, purplecafe.com […]

South Sound Craft Crawl

One of the South Sound’s largest and most successful tourism activities last year was a chance to experience the intricate web of burgeoning craft breweries around the region. And it was inspired by brewery maps in Bend, Oregon, and the Inland Northwest Ale Trail in Spokane and North Idaho. “I saw what they were doing, […]

Red Lion Olympia to Become Boutique Hotel RL

The Red Lion Hotel Olympia is undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation into a modern, design-conscious hotel and hip gathering spot, Hotel RL. This follows the announcement last year by Red Lion Hotels Corporation that the longstanding Olympia staple would be converted to the company’s new upscale lifestyle brand. “The Red Lion brand was founded in […]