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May 2008

Kayaking Quadra Island

Have you always wanted to try your hand at kayaking? How about in one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest? Whether you are a total novice in a kayak or an experienced paddler, you’ll love Quadra Island’s Discovery Islands Lodge (250-285-2823), a kayak hostel nestled in the Gulf Islands of B.C. Discovery […]

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Destinations and Distractions – British Columbia June Jazz

Now is the time to plan your June getaway in British Columbia – and there are so many fine reasons to do so. Jazz, blues, and fusion, just to name a few! Enjoy plenty of free or low-cost performances while soaking up some Northwest culture. The neatest part is – you can easily take one […]

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Let’s Go Camping in Washington! (Maybe…)

If you haven’t booked a getaway for the Memorial Day weekend yet, good luck. You might want to start sorting through the storage closet for your camping gear. Yet with snow levels keeping many popular campgrounds closed into June, finding even a campsite this weekend may pose a bit of a challenge. Here’s a bit […]

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Another Reason to Vacation in the Northwest this Summer

This summer, buying an airline ticket will be no holiday. The cost of flying is going up, up, up. Higher fuel costs are driving base fares higher, but that’s not the only place you’ll feel the squeeze. Carrying your small dog on the plane with you? It could cost you $100 each way. Is your […]

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Shakespeare and Wine in the Siskiyous

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Going to see Our Town, Othello or Fences this summer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival? That’s the eight-month season of eleven plays in three theaters that happens each year down in Ashland, Oregon. A handful of the festival’s plays are always Shakespeare, with classics by playwrights like Arthur Miller and Thornton Wilder making up the […]

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Tips for Saving Gas on your Next Road Trip

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Just when you thought gas prices wouldn’t go any higher, they have. I filled up our 1987 Volvo wagon yesterday for the first time in weeks and the gas was $3.84 per gallon. Ouch. As a city dweller I’m fortunate to have access to great bus service, and use it every day for my commute. […]

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Overnight on the Sunny Columbia River Gorge

It’s May. It’s time to get some sun! But after all that sunny hiking, one needs a place to sleep. Terry Richard with the Oregonian recently blogged about Columbia Gorge campgrounds with a good chance of sunshine. If camping isn’t your thing, but is in your price range, opt for the Columbia River Gorge Hostel […]

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Destinations and Distractions – May in Oregon

Planning a May weekend getaway in Oregon? If you’re in Portland this weekend, hit up the Portland Indie Wine Festival in the Pearl District. Oregon is famous for its wine, but it’s the independent, smaller wine producers that give Oregon’s wine industry its heart and soul. The wines you will be tasting at the festival […]

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