7 things your mom secretly wants in Bend

7 things your mom secretly wants in Bend

Today we’re going to talk about 7 things your mom secretly wants you to do for her in Bend. By “your mom” I might mean “me.” And by “you” I might mean “my family.” But since it’s almost Mother’s Day Weekend 2018, I figure this list might hold true for … Continue reading

5 things to do before winter vanishes in Bend

5 things to do before winter vanishes in Bend

It’s officially been spring for more than a month now, but those of us in Bend know the new season is seldom ushered in by a fanfare of flowers and warm weather. Our little high desert mountain town sees winter temps well into May, and most of us don’t put … Continue reading

Show your feet (and the rest of you) a fun time in Bend

Show your feet (and the rest of you) a fun time in Bend

This blog post is for your feet. Since it’s possible your feet aren’t literate, you may need to read it to them. Ahem. Dear feet, It’s been a long winter, hasn’t it? You’ve been crammed into ski boots, subjected to frantic, icy sprints down the driveway on trash pickup mornings, … Continue reading

10 fun DIY experiences for do-it-yourselfers in Bend

10 fun DIY experiences for do-it-yourselfers in Bend

While some go on vacation to escape a lengthy to-do list, hardcore DIYers get twitchy without a task. Even if you’re not a serious do-it-yourselfer, there’s something rewarding about devoting a bit of vacation time to creating something. Bonus: You go home with a new skill, a special souvenir, or … Continue reading

8 unique signs it’s springtime in Bend

8 unique signs it’s springtime in Bend

Ah…springtime. It’s the season where Bend locals find themselves cranking the car heater in the morning and the air conditioning in the afternoon. The season where you might feasibly use the same muscle groups to paddle a kayak and shovel snow in the same 24-hour period. It’s one of my … Continue reading

3 Bend experiences that are cooler than you think

3 Bend experiences that are cooler than you think

Despite what I tell my husband and step-kids, I’m not always right. Case in point: In 7.5 years of having a job that requires me to experience everything Bend has to offer so I can tell other people about it, I’ve occasionally….misjudged. Like I’ll hear about a new experience and … Continue reading

The best spots for wine fans in beer-centric Bend

The best spots for wine fans in beer-centric Bend

You don’t need to trek the Bend Ale Trail to know there’s craft beer flowing through this city’s veins, but beer isn’t everyone’s jam. Maybe you’re a teetotaler on a quest for Bend’s best non-alcoholic beverages (in which case I’ve got a blog post for you). Or maybe you’re a … Continue reading

Want to win a spring getaway to Bend?

Want to win a spring getaway to Bend?

The first day of spring arrived this week with a fanfare of sparkly white confetti flying at Mt. Bachelor. Just 20 minutes down the hill in Bend, daffodils are poking their heads through the dirt and admiring the bare-legged trail runners out relishing in the warmer days of spring. In … Continue reading