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Eastside-Westside I-90 Adventure Detours

Photo by Summer Hess.

Binge driving from Spokane to Seattle and back in a weekend can desensitize us to the beauty of central Washington and the I-90 corridor. But once a year it’s worth tapping the brakes on the east-west blitz. Adding a day ...

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Peak Bagging in the Wallowas

Photo of Matterhorn by Paul Chisholm.

The scene that greeted us in Joseph, Oregon, wasn’t the one we expected. Sure, the snowcapped peaks loomed over the quaint, old-timey storefront—vestiges of the town’s history as a timber and agriculture hub. But there were also cars—old, impossibly shiny ...

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Gold Creek: An Adventure Lodge on Lake Pend Oreille

Photo by S. Michael Bennett.

Tucked away in the woods just two miles from where Gold Creek splashes into Lake Pend Oreille sits an exceptional retreat: the Gold Creek Lodge. The almost ghost town of Lakeview is close by, a reminder of the gold rush ...

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Find Authentic Adventure on the PNW Coast in Westport, Washington

Photo by Phil Linden.

There are plenty of places along the Pacific Northwest coast to experience run-of-the-mill tourist beach town amenities for people who are only looking to drive the local sites, poke around polished tourist traps, and maybe do a little beachcombing. Visiting ...

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Road Trip 2024

Unity, Oregon, was deserted, except for the lone old man on the porch of a ramshackle building who tipped his hat in my direction as I passed by with a terrible screeching under the hood. I turned my camping gear-packed ...

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Road Trip Essentials

Photo of tree-lined road and mountain in the distance.

When the snow melts and little pops of green start appearing on bare tree branches, I start itching with the need to take a trip to the coast. I have very little desire to do more than throw a couple ...

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Fall is the Perfect Time for a Selkirk Loop Road Trip

I arrived at the trailhead to St. Leon Hot Springs, in British Columbia’s Arrow Lakes Valley – unsigned and accessed by a rough logging road, like many such Canadian destinations – just as a local painter and her guests were ...

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Nelson, B.C. & Ainsworth Hot Springs Road Trip

Skiing and snowboarding may not be for everyone, but who wouldn’t love to sink shoulder deep in mineral-rich hot springs water with an amazing lake and mountain view spread out before you? A road trip to Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort ...

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