Eye on the Streets: Windy City Photography with Andrew Glatt

The thing about street photography is you can’t plan it. There are no poses, stylists or do-overs, you have to be ready. The best moments are just that—moments. As a photographer, you need to be…

Locals Only: Hidden Haunts in the Pike Place Market

Now over 110 years old, Seattle’s Pike Place Market has become an icon of consistency in the heart of a rapidly growing city. With farm fresh produce, locally sourced meat and seafood, and handcrafted goods,…

The Queen City

Burlington, Vermont has been my home for nearly 10 years. I came for college and never left—a pretty typical story for residents of this city. It was the mountains that drew me here, but I don’t think I would’ve stayed for quite so long without the lake. Beyond being picturesque, Burlington’s charm stems from its collective spirit. Seasonality is embraced here, whether in the chosen outdoor activity or in the menu offerings.

Life in the Perpetual Sunshine: Five Must-Do’s in Bend Oregon

Here’s the first thing to know about Bend—it’s an embarrassment of riches. A seasonal town built around doing things—whether biking the vast Phil’s Trail complex, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor, fishing the Deschutes, visiting…

Dishin’ Up Knowledge: Wayward Chicago’s Favorite Lunch Spots

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day but lunch is easily the best. At lunch, anything is on the table. Tacos? Sure. Falafel? Yes, please. Pizza? Slice it up. While going out…

That’s a Wrap: The Top 10 Journal Entries from 2017

Between joining our friends on some great trips, learning about and visiting new places, getting to interview some very interesting people and opening three stores, 2017 has been a big year for Wayward. Through all…

Seven Strong Gifts for Opening a Home Bar

Visiting a new bar can either be an open, welcoming experience, or an intimidating and potentially hostile beginning to some sort of hazing ritual. Instead of putting yourself or someone you know through this, why…

Field Tripping: Four Must-See Spots in the Bridge City

Travel to the City of Roses, aka Portland, OR, aka Bridge City, and you’ll see bumper stickers around town reading, “Fred and Toody, not Fred and Carrie.” It’s a rallying cry for simpler, punker times…

Booze Cruise: Drinking Your Way Through the Heatwave

It was the summer of 2017. A pretty aggressive heat wave had hit the West Coast, as if Satan himself widened hell just enough to remind us he’s still down there… waiting. As a fan…

Chicago: Surviving & Thriving in the Windy City

A lot can be, and has been said about Chicago. It’s big, towering, old and new. It burned down once, only to be rebuilt bigger and better. The winter sucks and the summer rules. In…

DJ PHNM Queues Up the Inside Scoop on Chicago’s Wicker Park Fest

From experiencing new cultures to stuffing your face and getting your drink on, traveling to new cities is always a good time. The downside of showing up with no local knowledge is how easy it…

Wayward Wandering Shop x Capitol Hill Block Party Playlist

Every summer the Northwest’s top tastemakers, influencers and party-goers flock to Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood for a three-day celebration of music, art and community. For over 20 years, the Capitol Hill Block Party has spilled…

Run the Streets: Capitol Hill Block Party’s Lasting Impact on a Growing City

Few events can claim a shelf life of more than 10 years, especially in the ever-changing world of music festivals. Now in its 20th year, Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party is pushing forward full-steam, continuing…

An Insiders Guide to Seattle with Patrick Duffy De Armas

When flying into Seattle, it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful city. Downtown emerges through mist and clouds, and on a clear day, is crowned by the beautiful Cascades to the North and East and…

Wayward x GrowlerWerks Summer Beer Guide

It’s hard to live in the Pacific Northwest without having an immense appreciation for natural beauty. From the wild and rugged coast to the arid eastern deserts, the Pacific Northwest is one of the most…