more about: Washington

Where to celebrate 4th of July—and more great travel finds

The West celebrates same-sex marriage

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

See the northern lights tonight—without going all the way to Alaska

  Get ready to check a biggie off your bucket list: This week, the northern lights are coming south.

Wine-country cooking classes, street art in Seattle—and more great travel finds

Now that the weekend is nearly here, it’s time to pack your bags and explore the West! No plans yet? Find some inspiration with our 5 favorite travel finds of the week.