Featured Outdoor Activities

Beyond the Northwest: Maui’s peaceful Napili Bay

Hawaii Travel Alert: All individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving from out-of-state to Hawaii are still subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. PRE-TRAVEL TESTING PROGRAM: Beginning September 1, all travelers arriving in Hawaii from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) within 72 hours of boarding their flight […]

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Featured Outdoor Activities Travel

The Top 3 Sandals for 2020

Everyone loves shoes. They’re the unsung heroes of the wardrobe, looking good and keeping our feet warm and dry. But what about when the weather outside is already warm and dry? Then things start to take a turn, my friend. Your warm dry feet will very quickly become hot. And moist. Nobody wants that. What […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Washington

Space Needle ‘Spacelift’ elevates visitor experience

The Space Needle, one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, is undergoing a 360-degree “spacelift” and the majority of renovations are now open to the public. Privately funded, the 56-year-old tower’s $100 million renovation, Century Project, has elevated the visitor experience by dramatically enhancing the view with more than 176 tons of glass. The Space […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities

Plant now for a colorful spring display

Caption: Lilies grow from bulbs and their large prominent flowers brighten up gardens and provide vertical appeal. Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of Melinda Myers, LLC    by Melinda Myers It’s time to think spring. Fall is the time to plant tulips, daffodils, crocus and other spring flowering bulbs. Use these early bloomers to welcome spring […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon

Luxury lodging in Oregon Wine Country

Luxurious accomodations at Atticus Hotel. Photo by @melissarighero Finely crafted furnishings complement original artistic pieces from local artists. Personal bars featuring French press, electric water kettle and kitchen and barware. A restaurant and bar, fitness room, Dutch style bicycles and electric car charging stations. These are just some of the amenities that make the historic […]

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Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Surfing on Westport, Washington waves

Check out this surfing video filmed at Westport, Washington and many other amazing ActiveLifestyleNW.com videos in our Video Gallery. The video was filmed and edited by Brian Behrens February 10th – 11th, 2018. Music by La Luz from a live session on KEXP https://laluz.bandcamp.com Shot with GoPro Hero4 Black, iPhone X and DJI Mavic Pro. […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon

Wolf Creek Inn takes you back in time

Portland sister-brother-duo Andrew and Jessie Shroyer recreated the 1883 classic revival style of Wolf Creek Inn and reopened its doors in 2018. The inn has served travelers off the Applegate Trail (now Interstate 5) since the late 1800s. Throughout its lifetime, the Inn has hosted many celebrities, including Clark Gable, Jack London and Orson Welles. […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Outdoor Activities

Enjoy the ranch life in Southern Oregon

Caption: The three bedroom Meadow House sits on a private knoll overlooking acres of meadows and mountains. Owners Suzanne Willow and Lanita Witt have restored a working forest and wetland, and a small farm on the Willow-Witt Ranch., a 445 acre sustainable ranch and farm stay near the southern Oregon town of Ashland. The family-friendly […]

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Featured Health and Fitness Outdoor Activities

Get Started with Standup Paddleboards

Paddleboards. You’ve seen them everywhere, eyeing them longingly as they glide effortlessly through the water like waterborne angels. “It’s not for me,” you thought, eyeing the ground as you plod about like a boar, “standup paddleboards are for other people; special people. There’s no way I could do that”. Well I’ve got news for you, […]