Contributing Writer, Via
Articles by Megan McCrea
Best National Parks to Visit in the Fall
Enjoy shoulder season in the West’s great outdoors, from sunset-hued landscapes to hidden geysers.
8 National Parks to Explore by Boat, Raft, or Kayak
Kayak Yellowstone Lake, raft through the Grand Canyon, surf in Redwood National Park, and more.
Arizona's Best Waterfalls
Chase rushing cascades at these 5 spots.
7 Scenic Waterfall Road Trips
The ultimate road trip prize? A stunning cascade. Here’s where to find them.
How to Keep Animals Out of Your Car
Rats and marmots and snakes, oh my! Keep wildlife wild—and out of your engine.
6 Travel-List Experiences, Right Here in the West
Whatever your dream, you can make it come true, here in your own backyard.
Off-the-Beaten Path Places to Visit in 2022
7 suggestions for taking the road less traveled.
The Best Places to Tube and Sled in the West
From local hills to speed runs, these spots delight kids and adults alike.
Portland's Beloved Powell’s Bookstore
The iconic Oregon bookstore turns 50 this year.
5 Cozy Fall Destinations in the West
Changing leaves, warm drinks, and scenic walks await.
Celebrating Cape Blanco Lighthouse
One hundred fifty years ago, Oregon's loneliest lighthouse was born, bringing hope to mariners.
Extraordinary Winter Sports
Try new activities this season, like bobsledding, snow shoeing, dog sledding, or curling.
An Insider’s Guide to Winter Park, Colorado
More than 3,000 acres of deep, groomed snow await at one of the West’s most beloved resorts.
Remembering the Future at the Living Computers Museum
Seattle’s Living Computers Museum is a tech wonderland where visitors can interact with new gadgets.
San Francisco's Audium: A Journey for Your Ears
An absorbing auditory journey awaits at San Francisco's Audium.