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

3 ways to do a Bend family vacay when life throws a curveball

3 ways to do a Bend family vacay when life throws a curveball

Everything’s ready. You’ve packed the kids’ bags, your Bend hotel reservations are set, and you’ve planned the perfect family weekend in Bend. Then it happens. Something unexpected threatens to derail your perfect family vacation. Been there, done that, forgot to pack the t-shirt. Fortunately, you can still pull off an … Continue reading

7 lifehacks for family travel in Bend, Oregon

7 lifehacks for family travel in Bend, Oregon

Traveling with kids can be a roller coaster ride. You love the shared adventure, but you don’t love guessing which restaurant is your best pick to avoid the glares of diners unaccustomed to young voices pitched with excited energy. You love exposing the young’uns to new experiences, but you don’t … Continue reading

8 family-friendly hikes in Bend and Central Oregon

8 family-friendly hikes in Bend and Central Oregon

Driving along a country road Sunday afternoon, I heard a voice from the backseat. “Thank you so much for taking us on that hike. It was really fun.” The voice belonged to my 14-year-old stepson, and those of you with teenagers know it’s kind of a big deal to have … Continue reading

What’s happening in Bend, Oregon for Thanksgiving 2015?

What’s happening in Bend, Oregon for Thanksgiving 2015?

You’re really quite smart, you know that? No, this isn’t some newfangled inspirational blog post. It’s my way of saying you’re pretty darn clever for planning to spend Turkey Day 2015 in the land of snow-capped mountains and high desert stars. So now that you’re here, what’s happening Thanksgiving week … Continue reading