Seattle Day Hike: Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

The Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River is a fantastic trail close to the Seattle area. Accessible year-round and easy to navigate, this family-friendly hike through lush forest has a little bit of everything.

Seattle Day Hike: Cedar Lake

The Chuckanut Mountains are best known for the colorful drive along Puget Sound during the fall. Open for hiking year-round, Cedar Lake is one of the mountain’s best lakes, a small, quiet swimming hole on the mountain’s northeastern end. Author Scott Leonard shares information about the length of the hike, the optional climb to view Puget Sound, and more.

Moon Take a Hike Seattle

Beautiful lakes, sparkling bays, rugged peaks, lush hills, and countless islands comprise the outlying area of the bustling city of Seattle. There is such stunning scenery around the city that hiking in Seattle is more than a trek around town. Scott Leonard shows you the best hikes in and around Seattle—all within two hours of […]

Alaska, Seattle, and New York City from a Kid’s Perspective

Laura Martone reviews Cooper’s Pack travel books for children, featuring top sights in Alaska, Seattle, New York City. Each book typically features the travel experiences of Cooper, a friendly, backpack-wielding stuffed dog, and a local guide (another amiable stuffed animal) in a given destination.

Moon Washington

Award-winning writer and Washington native Ericka Chickowski provides an insider’s view of the Evergreen State, from Seattle’s arts, culture, and snow-capped peaks to the fire and ice of the state’s most venerable volcanoes. Chickowski offers itineraries such as Volunteer Vacations, Quintessential Washington Eats, and Great Drives in Washington. Complete with details on climbing Mt. Rainier, […]

Moon San Juan Islands

Writer and photographer Don Pitcher introduces travelers to the best of the San Juan Islands, from their luxurious inns and upscale restaurants to their evergreen forests and rocky shorelines. Pitcher is the essential tour guide to this popular getaway destination, providing itineraries such as Romantic San Juans, Camping with the Kids, and Exploring the Outer […]

US Pride Events 2011

Pride parades and events celebrating queer life have sprung up all over the country, spreading joy and love across the land. Most pride events occur annually in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment in the modern LGBT rights movement, though it is possible to find pride events throughout the summer months and even into October.

Moon Pacific Northwest Hiking

Outdoorsmen Sean Patrick Hill and Scott Leonard know the best hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest, including the Oregon Coast, Puget Sound, and the Columbia River Gorge. Hill and Leonard provide easy-to-follow maps, driving directions, as well as difficulty and scenic ratings for each hiking trail. Complete with details on what to pack and wear […]

Moon West Coast RV Camping

Award-winning author Tom Stienstra covers over 1,800 RV parks and campgrounds in Moon West Coast RV Camping. Stienstra provides a range of outdoor options that appeal to campers with kids, pets, or recreational equipment, as well as those looking for a beachfront, natural springs, or island retreat. Stienstra also includes his top picks for the […]