Bird Watching Can Offer Calming Effect

Neighborhood walks and backyard lounging are the new normal as we isolate at home, and many people are finding that watching birds has a soothing effect and is helping them cope during this stressful time. Editor's note: We pause to acknowledge that not all people find...

A Prescription for Nature

Editor's note: After months of inside time, you might be eager to kick off summer with a trip outside. We encourage you to check your local guidelines and continue social distancing. Remember, overnight trips are not open in many areas right now. Forests, parks, and beaches...

Hidden Gems in Olympic National Park

Editor’s note: As public lands begin to reopen, we encourage you to keep maintaining good social distancing. The Seattle Times has a list of what that looks like on the trail. In 1937, President Theodore Roosevelt toured the Olympic Peninsula in northwestern Washington. He took in the area’s...

The Parents’ Guide to Backyard Camping

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the widespread closure of campgrounds, hiking trails and other outdoor amenities across the Northwest. So If you’ve never camped with your kids in the backyard, this might be the year to do it. Read on for ideas to make it...