Road Trips

View of rolling green hills of Palouse farmland from the summit from Kamiak Butte.

4 Inland Northwest Weekend Road Trips

Adventure travel destinations, each less than 5 hours from the Spokane, including Wenatchee, Sandpoint, Pullman-Moscow, & McCall.

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Adventure In McCall: Central Idaho’s Epic Mountain Town

The mountain town of McCall is an outdoor recreation & adventure destination located less in central Idaho, between Coeur d’Alene and Boise.

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Wenatchee Valley: Shoulder Season Heaven

The Wenatchee Valley, in central Washington, is the perfect shoulder season destination, with opportunities for spring skiing, hiking and trail running, rock climbing, kayaking and river sports, and mountain biking.

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Tips for Crossing the U.S.-Canada Border

Traveling to and from British Columbia through one of the Inland Northwest’s many border crossings has gotten faster and easier over the past decade, even …

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Planning a Fall Fernie Road Trip

Just over a 4.5-hour drive from Spokane, and even closer from North Idaho, Fernie is an authentic mountain town nestled in the dramatic peaks of …

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Spring Ski Road Trip: Head North of the Border to Big White

Just Over Four Hours from Spokane, Big White Ski Resort Lives up to Its Name If you are going to pony up the cash for …

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Photo: Aaron Theisen

Canada Road Trip: Kimberley Alpine Resort

  Amongst serious skiers, hearing a ski resort described as “family friendly” is, if not the kiss of death, the kiss of disinterest. The skinny …

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Photo by Summer Hess.

Eastside-Westside I-90 Adventure Detours

Binge driving from Spokane to Seattle and back in a weekend can desensitize us to the beauty of central Washington and the I-90 corridor. But …

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Photo of Matterhorn by Paul Chisholm.

Peak Bagging in the Wallowas

The scene that greeted us in Joseph, Oregon, wasn’t the one we expected. Sure, the snowcapped peaks loomed over the quaint, old-timey storefront—vestiges of the …

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Photo by S. Michael Bennett.

Gold Creek: An Adventure Lodge on Lake Pend Oreille

Tucked away in the woods just two miles from where Gold Creek splashes into Lake Pend Oreille sits an exceptional retreat: the Gold Creek Lodge. …

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