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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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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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Take the Hassle out of Daily Watering

Photo caption:   Look for a hose trolley that is sturdy and topple-resistant yet lightweight and maneuverable to make watering easy.    Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company By Melinda Myers Proper watering is key to gardening success, but untangling and dragging heavy hoses across the yard, smashing delicate flowers and young vegetable plants […]

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Discover the Beauty of Double Tulips

Photo cutline:   Margarita is an early-blooming tulip variety that produces stunning deep purple to violet double blossoms.  Photo credit: By Melinda Myers Celebrate the National Garden Bureau’s Year of the Tulip in a big way by planting double flowered tulip varieties this fall for a showy display next spring. Flower arrangers love the […]