Summer Fun on Washington’s Ocean Beaches

Editor's Note: Remember, crowded parks lead to closed parks during the COVID-19 emergency. We encourage you to continue good physical distancing and avoid crowding the beaches.   When the summer sun heats up it’s the perfect time to head to the coast for some rest and relaxation....

How to Spend the Night at a Lighthouse

When a seaside hotel room isn’t good enough, how about sweeping views of the entire sea? If you’re intrigued, check out five Puget Sound lighthouse keeper homes you can stay in overnight or for a week. 30 lighthouses shine a beacon around Washington state. A dozen...

Bringing The Gym To Your Living Room

While some gyms have reopened from COVID-19 closures, capacity is limited and entry can feel risky. A safe bet for keeping your fitness routine--or getting back into it-- is a home workout. A virtual fitness class can deliver a sense of community and motivation that...

A Guide to Backpacking for Beginners

With countless trails awaiting you in the Pacific Northwest, sometimes day hiking isn’t enough. Whether you’ve been eye-balling a long-distance loop, you’re aiming to escape the crowds of popular campsites, or you’re simply wanting more time outside, backpacking is your answer. Yet that can be an...