Brian J. Cantwell, The Seattle Times

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Past articles by Brian:

Bike to Victoria, B.C.? On this beginner-friendly trail, you can skip the Clipper and leave the car at home.

There are several routes to British Columbia’s stately capital, but only one you can do on a bike. → Read More

A DIY to-do list for Oregon’s Cannon Beach

A spectacle of happy humanity — people flinging Frisbees, lounging in colorful tents, playing with dogs, flying kites, and much more — awaits at Cannon Beach. Here are 15 fun activities to try. → Read More

In a rapidly growing state, La Conner’s pace of change is just right

The right pace of change — somewhere between none and too much too fast — can be a hard balance to strike. But in La Conner, it seems just about right, with expanded dining options and a lively new waterfront. → Read More

Get even more out of island time with this Lopez Island hike

For a little effort, the payoff is big: From grassy crests and rocky promontories, take in 180-degree views out across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, encompassing the entire range of the Olympic Mountains in one direction. → Read More

Rainy day on Maui? Here are 5 great things to do beyond the beach

Take in the world-class aquarium, a historic home by candlelight, a storm-fueled blowhole -- or just go shopping → Read More

At La Push, walk wild Washington beaches and commune with native culture

Visit the land of the Quileutes and wander some of the Pacific Northwest’s most rugged coastline. → Read More

Turn a Skagit Tulip Festival tour into a good day of biking, hiking

The flower-filled valley is a prime destination for cyclists and other fans of the outdoors. → Read More

Looking for Hawaiian rainbows? Start with a tour of the Big Island’s waterfalls

A visit to 7 cataracts on the lush and rainy Hilo coast, where it’s all downhill from the volcanoes. → Read More

‘Shortest North American flight’ begins Feb. 2 linking Friday Harbor, Victoria

12-minute, 20-mile flight will help fill in for winter break in ferry service. → Read More

Take along this ‘Traveler’s Companion’ to gorgeous Oregon beaches

New guide is full of color photos, with an exhaustive directory of beaches, from the Columbia River to the California border. → Read More

Alaska Airlines, others cancel flights because of East Coast megastorm

'Bomb cyclone' expected to bring heavy snow and hurricane-force winds to Northeast → Read More

Seattle Times Geography Quiz 2017: Test your knowledge of the world

Put your smartphone in airplane mode — no Googling for answers — and let the puzzling commence. → Read More

Snow alert: Snoqualmie Pass opens for skiing Saturday

Here's a full list of Pacific Northwest ski areas open for December's first weekend. → Read More

What Thanksgiving foods can you carry on a plane? Here’s a video

Hint: If it's a liquid (gravy) or a gel (cranberry sauce), the usual rules apply. But you CAN bring a pie. → Read More

White Pass joins crowd of ski areas open for weekend

Partly sunny skies in Saturday forecast for White Pass. → Read More

Is winter coming early? North Cascades Highway closes for season

Scenic mountain route closes about a week earlier than usual because of avalanche hazard and forecast of more snow. → Read More

Oh, ye snow gods: Not enough white stuff for Crystal Mountain to open

Winds carried snow off peaks Wednesday night; forecast is for more accumulation next week. → Read More

Book review: Slow down by painting watercolors as you travel and explore

A new book by a Seattle artist documents “Colors of the West” and offers tips and techniques for aspiring watercolorists. → Read More

A Big Island farm stay: Off-the-grid adventure in Hawaii

Commune with nature at an organic fruit farm on the Kilauea volcano’s lower slopes, a few miles outside of Pahoa, south of Hilo. → Read More

Living history performance lets you meet Hawaii’s ‘Dr. Volcano’

Costumed re-enactment puts visitors in the lab with Dr. Thomas Jaggar, who founded the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. → Read More