Paraglider over ocean
Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway is a scenic pleasure trip

Caption: A paraglider takes off at Larrabee State Park. Photo by Jason Hummel Chuckanut Drive is a 20-mile jaunt between Burlington and Bellingham, Washington, that takes visitors through tidal bays, coastal views and rolling farmland. Near the drive’s southern terminus, just outside of Burlington, Bay View State Park serves as a jumping-off point to explore […]

Lush garden
Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Uncategorized Washington

Gardens, dining, boats…find it in Gig Harbor

Caption: Gig Harbor garden tour. Photo credit: Travel Tacoma Gig Harbor is steeped in maritime history with boat building and commercial fishing playing a major role in the development of the area. The small town is also an an agricultural center, logging and lumber area and Native American fishing grounds. In 1950, the historic Narrows […]

Bridge on water
Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Washington

My favorite Pacific Northwest RV camping spots

Caption: Deception Pass – Courtesy of DeceptionPassFoundation.org Written by Steve Froese It’s great to live in our neck of the woods! We have some of the most scenic highways and byways on the continent. For instance, here in the lower mainland of British Columbia, we can go snow skiing and water skiing on the same […]

Two bobcats
Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

NW Trek bobcats become buddies

Bobcats Tanner, 8, and Tahoma, 4, are getting along so well, they are now able to share the bobcat habitat at Northwest Trek together! Tahoma arrived at Northwest Trek in 2020, after being raised illegally as a pet. Since his arrival, keepers have slowly introduced the two cats to each other, first just visually through […]

Woman prancing in metal garden
Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

Brake for Mount Rainier’s Spirits of Iron

When you first glimpse Dan Klennert’s Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Park on your way to Mount Rainier National Park, you might just brake to a stop. And if you don’t, we guarantee you will want to when the next opportunity arises. Peering over the fence you may wonder, “What IS this place?” In Latin […]

Truck with trailer
Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Hiking and Rving at Washington’s Lake Desire

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Written by Emily Helgeson Growing up I spent a lot of summer weekends at Lake Desire– the lake my dad grew up on. As the years went on, we created an annual […]

Brown Grizzly bear in river
Environment Washington

Grizzly bears face uphill battle

Caption: Grizzly bears used to be fairly common across the American West, but these days only a few thousand of the majestic creatures roam free in and around Yellowstone National Park and Washington’s North Cascades. Credit: Pixabay. Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest on efforts to reintroduce Grizzly bears back to the Lower 48?— J. Whitaker, […]

Families sledding on small mountain
Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

It’s sledding time on Mount Rainier

​Caption: Families enjoy sledding at Paradise ​The official Snowplay Area is the safest and only location that sledding is permitted in Mount Rainier National Park. The Snowplay Area, marked by poles and ropes, includes a small sledding hill for small children. Only plastic and soft-sided sled devices may be used. Snowshoeing and skiing are not permitted. […]