Magazine
Reconnecting to the Land April 26th, 2017 by Lori Russell

Michele and Dan Spatz have been visiting the Hood River County Fruit Loop since their daughters were old enough to pick pumpkins from a patch. The couple from The Dalles, Oregon, has shopped at area farmers markets and fruit stands,...


Exploring Far Afield: Tips for Rural Visits April 26th, 2017 by Lori Russell

Looking for some country fun? Plenty of online resources are available to plan a rural getaway without getting your hands dirty. For an overview, begin with state tourism websites. Search for agritourism attractions by location and activity at travelalaska.com, visitarizona.com,...


Capturing a Sense of Awe April 26th, 2017 by David LaBelle

I saw it at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s old city, and see it over and again at the foot of the breathtaking, 375-foot-tall Duomo in Florence, Italy: that awestruck gaze washing over so many stunned and humbled faces. Even...


Six Tips for a Comfortable Bike Ride April 26th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

May is National Bike Month. What better excuse to enjoy one of the region’s myriad biking hotspots. Follow these tips to stay comfortable and maximize the fun. The bike frame should fit your frame. On a properly sized bicycle, you...


Vigilance Returned April 26th, 2017 by SJ Cammon

Vigilance is devoted attentiveness or watchfulness—the ability to be constantly alert over prolonged periods of time, most commonly attributed to military personnel, law enforcement, first responders and the like, who are dedicated to serve and protect. In Washington state, the...


Community Effort Puts Town and Historic Hotel on the Map April 26th, 2017 by Jennifer Brown

Most weekends, the town of Duncan, Arizona—with its 2.2 square miles and a population of roughly 800—sits quietly near the state’s southeastern border. Spring, however, means it is time for the Javelina Chase Omnium, an annual event for competitive and...


The Three Rs of Fishing March 26th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

I’ve mentioned Pop a time or two before. He was a fishing legend where I grew up. He is worth reintroducing here because he was a firm believer in the three Rs of fishing gear: repair, repurpose and reuse. Pop...


Cut Down to Save Big March 26th, 2017 by Victoria Hampton

At age 49, Donna Freedman decided to change her life. It was 2006, and she was a recently divorced, single parent with $130 to her name. Donna had always lived frugally, but found herself at a place in life where...


Six Steps to Get Your Finances on Track March 26th, 2017 by Victoria Hampton

Take control of your money instead of letting your money control you It is easy to talk about personal finance, but how do you take the talk from passive to active? Here are six steps to help you start your...


What a Photograph Cannot Do March 26th, 2017 by David LaBelle

I have written about what photography means to me and how it helps us cope and heal from traumas. But for all of the wonderful things photographs can do, they have limits—things they cannot do. How often have we heard,...