Road Trips

A Summer Festival for Just About Everyone

The Inland Northwest is home to many fun and unique festivals. Here we’ve highlighted a few interesting festivals celebrating everything from huckleberries and community heritage …

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Exploring Wallace, Idaho’s Mining Heritage

A sprawling complex of beautiful, historic buildings and surprisingly bustling streets nestled into the steep mountain hillsides of north Idaho’s Bitterroot Mountains, Wallace Idaho is …

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Looking for Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies? Fernie’s Got You Covered

Need proof that Canadians not only love dressing up in wacky costumes more than most Americans but also come up with wickedly fun and creative …

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Fireworks light up the sky above the Village at Schweitzer ski mountain.

6 Reasons Not to Miss the Sandpoint Winter Carnival (Feb. 13-23)

Ski Joring. Not the gentler kind with dogs. No, these daredevil skiers with serious cojones get pulled around at break-neck speeds over jumps by a …

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Winthrop Winter Wonderland: Ski, Bike, Snowshoe

The Methow Valley’s skiing, scenery, and extensive trail system has been getting attention in recent years well beyond the Pacific Northwest for being the nation’s …

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The Wildest Winter Festival in the West: Whitefish Winter Carnival (February 6-8)

I’m dressed as a Flying Elvis. I’ve joined a troupe of Vegas-era Elvis impersonators – Whitefish Mountain Resort employees any other day – swiveling their …

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Leavenworth Bavarian Icefest (January 17-18)

Leavenworth is your basecamp for skiing Mission Ridge, Stevens Pass, and the old-school Leavenworth Ski and Tubing Hill right on the edge of town all …

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Taste them all at MickDuff's. Photo: S. Michal Bennett

One for the Road: North Idaho Brewery Road Trip

Summer craziness has come to an end. I’ve been enjoying local brews and fine weather on the decks of several local breweries. But now, it’s …

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Steve and Kim at North Cascades Basecamp, a haven for nature lovers. Photo: S. Michal Bennett

Methow Valley Road Trip: Eat, Drink, Explore, Sleep, Repeat

My husband Young and I moved to North Idaho from Colorado six years ago, and sometimes I find myself missing that Rocky Mountain purple mountain …

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