Saturday is International Women’s Day. If your boots were made for walkin’, get out of town to one of these events with a female focus:More
Category: weekend getaways
March arrives on Saturday. Has February in Seattle left you feeling like a melting snowman in the middle of a road? Be spontaneous. Get out of town for the weekend. Here are three ideas to help move you:More
It’s Washington’s Birthday on Saturday. Do you need to get out of town to escape the annual visit by your uncle, the unrepentant George Washington impersonator? Here are ideas to help get you on your way:More
Monthly through 2014, The Seattle Times is revisiting weekend getaway destinations around the state of Washington, seeking a fresh spin on 12 old favorites.More
Have you finally had enough of frozen Seattle? Does any place else sound good about now? Here are three ideas to help lure you out of town. 1. Woo-hoo for yo-yos in Portland Celebrate Chinese New Year at Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden with a colorful demonstration by the Portland Chinese School Yo-Yo Team. The…More
If you enjoy seeing wildlife in the wild, midwinter offers some special treats around the state of Washington. Here are five of my favorite wildlife viewing spots for the colder months, most within a day’s drive of Seattle. And with migratory bird-hunting season just concluded, February is a good time to take your binoculars and…More
If you’re hoping for an outdoorsy vacation around Washington this year, the state Department of Fish & Wildlife has a new online guide that might help in the planning. The agency has launched “Great Washington Getaways,” an interactive web guide to 14 areas across the state that offer scenic wonders and finned lunkers. Good places to…More
Holiday-weekend revelers, rejoice. It’s time for tubing and sliding at Paradise. The snow-play hill at the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park finally has enough snow to open this Saturday, Jan. 18, according to the park’s Twitter feed. And there’s a bonus: Entry to the park is free on Monday, Jan. 20, in honor of…More
Washington’s light-snow winter is taking its toll on snow-dependent recreation across the state, and now it’s starting to infringe on some popular winter festivals as well.
Community festivals in Chelan, this weekend and next, and Leavenworth, Jan. 18-19, have been forced to cancel some ski and snowshoe events because of insufficient snow, though other entertainment is going ahead as planned.
Leavenworth is considering trucking in snow from Stevens Pass, or borrowing a large snow-making gun from Mission Ridge Ski Area, to provide some snow for its Bavarian Icefest.
“We need some nice, good, clean snow” for a snow sculpture event and a Downtown Rail Jam snowboard and ski demonstration,More
Just got back from a couple days in Bellingham, via Chuckanut Drive, and have a little news to report for fans of the expanding Bow-Edison foodie wonderland at the south end of Chuckanut:
If you’re used to stopping in for a bowl of posole stew or some lime-soaked polenta cake at the Farm to Market Bakery in little old downtown Edison (all 500 feet of it), don’t be dismayed when you see the bakery empty and closed this month. Just turn the Prius around and cruise a mile or so back to the corner of Bow Hill Road and Chuckanut Drive and the little old Rhododendron Cafe, the new home to Jim and Lisa Kowalski, who ran the Farm to Market in recent years.
Longtime owners (since 1984, which is about a century in restaurateur years) Don and Carol Shank retired in October and hung up their aprons at the Rhododendron, a popular food stop on the scenic route to the City of Subdued Excitement (Bellingham). With fewer than a dozen tables, the cafe isn’t big — but if you’d ever squeezedMore