5 reasons President’s Day Weekend is better in Bend

5 reasons President’s Day Weekend is better in Bend

Hooray! You’ve made it to President’s Day Weekend, a chance to get away from reality and break up the winter blues with a 3-day (or more) vacation to celebrate Washington’s Birthday. A chance to switch off the TV, pack a bag, and jump in the car to spend your mini-vacay … Continue reading

6 wintery ways to show your love in Bend

6 wintery ways to show your love in Bend

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and uninspired lovers will line up to buy chalky candy and droopy roses. But not you. No, you’re spending Valentine’s Day in Bend. It’s a destination brimming with creative ways to show your love (not to mention a tourism blog written by a … Continue reading

8 inspiring winter hikes in Central Oregon

8 inspiring winter hikes in Central Oregon

Hiking. It’s one of most searched-for terms on the Visit Bend website, and nearly half of Bend visitors have the activity on their bucket lists. Even in winter months, everyone still wants to hike. True, some of the high-elevation hikes are off-limits this time of year, but you’ll still find … Continue reading

Tawna’s roundup of top Bend events for 2019!

Tawna’s roundup of top Bend events for 2019!

It’s January 2019. Time to visit the gym once or twice before losing interest, make resolutions we’ll forget about by March, and of course, look forward to a year’s worth of amazing events in Bend. It’s possible not all of those things apply to you, just like it’s possible your … Continue reading

8 ways to eat your veggies in Bend

8 ways to eat your veggies in Bend

If you’re like 80% of the people in my Facebook feed, one of your New Year’s resolutions involves eating healthier. If you’re like most people I know, you’re a little fuzzy on what that means. One thing for sure is that eating veggies with your meal can curb your urge … Continue reading

6 ways to go big in Bend

6 ways to go big in Bend

There’s a time for budget-friendly travel and there’s a time for splurging. You’ll find plenty of both in Bend, ranging from discounted lodging and activities to bucket-list indulgences when you feel the urge to splurge. If the latter is on your horizon this winter, here are six ways to treat … Continue reading

6 Ways to find silence and solitude in Bend

6 Ways to find silence and solitude in Bend

The holidays are a wonderful time for boisterous good cheer and family togetherness, but let’s be honest: There’s only so much of that you can take. In the weeks following the holidays, you may find yourself craving the opposite of all that noisy merriment: Peace. Solitude. Silence. Lucky for you, … Continue reading

Six traditions worth celebrating in Bend

Six traditions worth celebrating in Bend

Here we are in the sandwich zone between Christmas and New Year’s Day (not to mention other celebrations like Hanukkah and Boxing Day and Bacon Day). It’s the zone we all refer to as “the holidays,” and no matter what you celebrate, they’re steeped in tradition. But in Bend, we … Continue reading

Plan a titillating tryst for Mother Nature and Old Man Winter

Plan a titillating tryst for Mother Nature and Old Man Winter

This week marks the first official day of winter 2018, but Bend fanatics have been celebrating the snow-dusted great outdoors for weeks. With ample white stuff in the mountains (nearly 100 inches at Mt. Bachelor since Oct. 1!) now’s a great time to head outside and savor the shivery flirtation … Continue reading