Andrea Minarcek

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Where To Go This Weekend: Enumclaw, Washington

Small-town charm meets big-mountain beauty in Enumclaw, Washington, a friendly, rural community 45 miles southeast of Seattle and 30 miles east of Tacoma. As local Eric Brandjes, owner of Cole Street Brewery, told us: “Enumclaw may come across as a cow town if you’re just passing through, but it’s much more diverse and sophisticated after a closer look.” Right now, nearby Crystal Mountain […]

Where To Go This Weekend: Kalispell, Montana

Even if you’re not a hockey fan, there’s something appealing about an old-fashioned pond pickup game. The scrip-scrape of the skate blades, the thwack of the stick, the arc of the puck as it soars toward… the goal? A teammate waiting for the pass? A nearby snowbank? If this sounds like fun, head to Kalispell, Montana, where the second annual […]

Where To Go This Weekend: Glen Ellen, CA

Glen Ellen, California, is reclaiming its status as a great Bay Area escape with fresh spots to wine, dine, and relax in Sonoma Valley.

Eat Fresh, Day 10: The key to making a resolution stick? Making it fun.

  Who: Andrea Minarcek, senior travel editor This year I’ve decided to: be a more creative, dedicated chef, starting with a two-week streak of trying a new, made-from-scratch recipe every day. So far, it’s: been great. I’ve discovered some tasty dishes that are easy enough to make on a weeknight and grown way more comfortable and confident in the kitchen. Last night, while prepping this chicken stew with olives, lemon, […]