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Stillpoint Lodge allowed me to step out of my life and embrace it in a whole new way. From...

Stillpoint 

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My brother asked me to take detail shots of New Orleans. The exercise made me realize...

It's All in the Details

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Admit it. You’re tired of the rain and the gray. Then pile in your car and escape to Bend...

The Perfect Escape

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What do you do when your pre-teen niece and nephew come to visit—or you have kids of...

Kid-Friendly Florence

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If dinner and a movie (on TV no less) have been the highlights of too many weekends...

Get Your Culture On

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I've returned to British Columbia's Salt Spring Island over and over and over again...

Return to Salt Spring

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Bandon offers a surprising amount of diverse pastimes for a coastal town located just...

Three Days in Bandon

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The first time I visited the  Russian River Valley, I was prepared for beauty. I wasn't...

Slumming in Sonoma

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“We dropped anchor, grabbed a bottle of Tabasco, climbed into a dingy and rowed to...

Sailing Into My Life

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What comes to mind when you think of Denver? The food scene? The art? Or the humor?

Denver Humor

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One look at Ashland, Oregon and it was love at first sight. With its historic, tree-lined...

Shakespeare & More

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I’m sure you’ve been to Portland just like I’m sure you’ve heard of—or even...

Playing in Portlandia