Travel & Outdoors

Lord Hill Walkabout
Remote, yet not far-away, this trail makes for the perfect late-winter ramble
The Game that Canada Made
In Canada, Hockey is not a game.It’s the national religion.   More than a century ago, Canada’s greatest adventurers traveled all the way across the continent, hardy men and women searching for a future, and the only thing that stopped them was the Pacific Ocean. And they brought with them,...
Winter Fix
Feed your snow addiction with snowmobiling It is a well-known fact among us mountain enthusiasts that our trail space at the ski resorts in Washington has become quite congested. While some people opt for regulating their snow addiction by rescheduling work hours or just simply going cold-turkey,...
Palm Desert
A family-friendly vacation destination While Palm Desert has a well-deserved reputation as a mecca for golf and tennis players – with 32 challenging golf courses and 150 tennis courts – this city in the heart of the California desert resorts also offers a host of other attractions and activities...
Climbing a Sleeping Giant
Hiking Mount St. Helens
Wet and Wild Watersports in Western Washington
  With the warmer temperatures becoming more prevalent, outdoor enthusiasts will undoubtedly find themselves looking for a “watering hole” on many a hot day. Boating in Western Washington is one of the many highlights of living in this region and we are inundated with a plethora of choices....
Cooking Up Something New in British Columbia
Rich with fertile fields and bountiful waters, British Columbia has more than its fair share of great ingredients. Luckily, it also has more than its fair share of people finding innovative ways to prepare them.That wasn’t always the case. Even a quarter-century ago, most restaurants could offer...
Three-day Getaways
THE LAST TIME we felt pain at the pump, in 2008, the term “staycation” was coined to promote vacation travels close to home. No longer were we willing to hop on a plane to Cabo or road trip to the Grand Canyon. With gas prices so high, we began discovering the wonders closer to home. 
Spring Planting Tips for a Bountiful Vegetable Harvest
For those itching to exercise their green thumbs, spring planting season is just around the corner. In fact, says Jason Weston, co-owner of Joe’s Gardens in Bellingham, some crops, such as garlic, leeks, onions, carrots and beets can be safely planted as early as February. Lettuce, radishes and...
Tulip time
As the Skagit Valley begins to come alive with fields of tulips, home gardeners may be getting inspired to add this vibrant sign of spring to their own yards.