The best of Washington state and Oregon

The Pacific Northwest is known for its great outdoors – lakes, mountain trails, wild shores. But our readers also have tips for the region’s eminently livable towns and cities

Raising the steaks: the Seattle startup crowdfunding sustainable beef

Crowd Cow works directly with ranchers across the US, cutting out the middleman and giving farmers an alternative to selling calves to factory farms

American wilderness photos and National Parks information

t’s 50 years since the Wilderness Act was brought into law in the US. These photographs showcase the glorious diversity and beauty of those protected landscapes.

Washington is known as the Evergreen State, but its stunning national and state parks offer an abundance of colours, ranging from white-capped mountains to islands in the deep blue ocean

The top beach houses in the USA and Canada.

The top beach houses in the USA and Canada according to a UK newspaper.

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jan/10/top-100-holiday-beach-houses-us-canada