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 […]

Red lillies
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 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. […]

2-story wood house
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 […]

people boat doc
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, […]

Food racks
Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities

Preserve your garden for winter meals

Caption: Wooden orchard racks maximize storage space, while allowing air to reach each layer of produce. Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company by Melinda Myers All your hard work is paying off with a bountiful harvest. Fresh produce is filling your garden, countertops, and refrigerator while the garden keeps producing more. Preserve some of […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

Mount Rainier opens up Sunrise trail areas

Editor’s Note: Posted on July 4, 2020. Visitors traveling to Mount Rainier National Park during the coming weekend should be prepared for a wide range of weather and trail conditions.  “While it may be warm and sunny where visitors are traveling from, they should come prepared for snow-covered routes and icy trails at high-elevation locations like […]

Wood drying rack
Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities

Preserve your garden for winter meals

Caption: Wooden orchard racks maximize storage space, while allowing air to reach each layer of produce. Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company by Melinda Myers All your hard work is paying off with a bountiful harvest. Fresh produce is filling your garden, countertops, and refrigerator while the garden keeps producing more. Preserve some of […]