Weekend Plans

Get Out Guide

The Muddy Boot’s to-do list

03/19/2010

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Hot to Trot

Hawaii’s Big Island offers mystical volcanoes, all-inclusive resorts, sunny weather, clear water, and swimming with dolphins.

02/15/2010 By Alexis Rehrmann

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Sunny Side Up

Sayulita, a tiny village of 2,500, still feels like one imagines it did during the 16th century, when the Spanish first happened upon it. Even the Mexicans began settling it only in 1941.

10/09/2009 By Randy Gragg

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Perfect Pairing

Luxury resort the Allison makes inroads in the underdeveloped Willamette Valley.

08/17/2009 By Randy Gragg

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Victorian Queen

While British Columbia's capital, Victoria, may shout Imperialism, there's more than just tea and scones in this not-nearly-so-traditional city.

06/22/2009 By Jim Gullo

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H20000000h!

At Great Washington's Great Wolf Lodge, families howl over epic waterslides. Last year, Grand Mound, Washington—equidistant between Portland and Seattle—joined eleven other locations across North America as a destination for the Great Wolf Res

05/19/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

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Fresh Tracks

Ever wonder what Vail looked like before it became Vail? Head to Tamarack, Idaho, a megaresort in the making.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

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Discovery Channel

Even when viewed from the fourth-floor deck of a behemoth ocean liner, the berg-clogged bays of Alaska’s Inside Passage will cause your jaw to drop.

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

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A Weekend Caper

The beachfront town of Pacific City isn’t all that cute. Yet. And that is precisely its appeal.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

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The Joys of Old

To experience the splendor of the Olympic Peninsula, step away from your car and head into the trees.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

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City of Spectacles

Infused with millions of dollars, Seattle’s reinvigorated arts scene gives visitors a whole new perspective.

05/19/2009 By Jessica C. Voelker

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Forget Paris

A weekend escape with your honey is just a short road trip away.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

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Mission Statement

Classy and cool, Santa Barbara looks like Southern California but feels a lot like home (without the rain).

05/19/2009 By Claire Martin

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Peak Conditions

I had my choice of 600 miles of trails that crisscross through the Eagle Cap Wilderness (which makes up the heart of the Wallowas), and I took the steep climb to Aneroid Lake, a spectacular alpine pool that sits at 7,500 feet. I can peer down on Wallo

05/19/2009 By Megan McMorris

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Beyond Manhattan

Looking for the authentic New York City? Then get thee to Brooklyn, where neighborhoods in transition are defining the Big Apple’s future.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

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Boom Town

Say so long to Las Vegas’s Disney past. (Yes!) The era of decadence is in full swing.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

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High Lonesome

Wild mustangs, secret hot springs and a mountain that rises from the desert floor: Welcome to Harney County, USA.

05/19/2009 By Tim Neville

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Town of Plenty

Corvallis isn’t all dive bars and Beavers anymore.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

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Vintage Charms

Forget Napa. Oenophiles are abuzz over Walla Walla, where wine is poured without a hint of hauteur.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

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Paradise Found

The Hawaiian island of Kauai offers an escape that's equal parts adventure and peace.

05/19/2009 By Claire Martin