Trip Planner

It’s time for your mini-vacation! Fill your life with adventure every weekend, with our suggestions for low-cost, high-adventure travel right here in your own backyard.

Whale Watching, San Juan Island

Trip Planner: San Juan Islands

The waters surrounding San Juan Island are indeed one of the best spots in the country to see whales in the wild-—especially orcas.

Cedar Creek Treehouse

Who doesn’t dream of waking up among the clouds in a treehouse built to fit the wildest of imaginations? At Cedar Creek Treehouse, guests spend the night fifty feet above the ground in a 200-year-old Western Red Cedar.

Coastal Escape: Copalis Beach

Nothing could be more romantic than a coastal escape at Copalis beach. Explore the Olympic peninsula on this exciting weekend getaway.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

The Museums of Tacoma

Tacoma may have a reputation as playing second fiddle to Seattle, but it is first rate when it comes to family entertainment.


We set off for Seattle on a family zoolander itinerary, with great food and animal fun at the top of our list.