Northwest Lifestyles

Tour green in Juneau

Today, visitors are seeking travel destinations with tour operators and experiences that respect the local environment. The community of Juneau offers both with a number of tour operators and attractions committed to environmentally-friendly practices, making it a sought-after destination following the rising trend of sustainable tourism. Gastineau Guiding Company made a commitment to practice sustainable […]

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Hike your heart out in Bend’s Shevlin Park

By Greg Johnson, travel writer Shevlin Park is ideal for hiking, nature walking, picnicking and views of scenic Tumalo Creek. The 652-acre park, located just four miles from downtown Bend, features several trails as well as three developed picnic sites. The scenic Shevlin Park Loop Trail crosses one of several foot bridges over the scenic […]

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Avoiding toxic household cleaners

Photo caption: A few good scrubbies, some elbow grease and a little all-natural soap is all it takes for many household cleaning jobs. Credit: Marco Verch, FlickkrCC. Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that many household cleaners contain toxic ingredients that can pollute my indoor environment. How do I avoid such chemicals and can you suggest any […]

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Pink Martini to cross musical genres in Olympia

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes will perform their Latin music, jazz, cabaret and cinema score musical arrangements at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9 to the stage of the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia. Pink Martini’s “little orchestra” draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ’50s and crosses genres […]

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Chemical-free Options for Managing Mosquitoes in Your Landscape

Photo caption:  Hummingbirds feed on mosquitoes, other insects as well as flower nectar and feeders. Photo credit:  Melinda Myers, LLC By Melinda Myers It’s time to get outside and enjoy summer BBQs, gardening, hikes and much more. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you inside; Instead enlist these chemical-free strategies to manage these pests in your landscape. Start by […]