3 things to know about prime sunset season in Bend

3 things to know about prime sunset season in Bend

Bend’s legendary sunsets are something you can appreciate all year long, and there’s not a week in the calendar year when we aren’t treated to technicolor eye candy in the sky. But there’s extra magic in the air each August, so here are three things to know about Bend’s season … Continue reading

How to avoid lighting Bend on fire

How to avoid lighting Bend on fire

So, you’re fired up about your Bend vacation. You should be! Summer’s a great time for hiking, biking, paddling, and camping in this high desert oasis. It’s also a great time to inadvertently start a forest fire, which really shouldn’t be one of your vacation goals. Wildfire is a natural … Continue reading

What you should know about floating the Deschutes River in 2018

What you should know about floating the Deschutes River in 2018

Whether you’re drawn to Bend by the breweries, the hiking trails, or the mountain biking, there’s one activity that’s almost certainly on your to-do list if you visit between late-May and September: Floating the river. I know this because previous blogs I’ve written on the subject remain our most highly-trafficked … Continue reading

4 Bend “firsts” worth celebrating this winter

4 Bend “firsts” worth celebrating this winter

On September 23, Mt. Bachelor became the first ski area in North America to offer skiing and snowboarding in advance of the 2017-18 winter season when an early storm dumped more than a foot of snow. Though that was only for a weekend, they followed it up this week by … Continue reading

What’s open for Memorial Weekend 2017 in Bend?

What’s open for Memorial Weekend 2017 in Bend?

It’s that time of year again, kids. ‘Tis the season for waking up to frost on the ground, and by lunchtime, stripping off those extra layers to bask in 80-degree sunshine. The weeks surrounding Memorial Day Weekend also signal the opening of roadways and landmarks that have been buried under … Continue reading

7 things in Bend that’ll totally screw you up

7 things in Bend that’ll totally screw you up

Last week, a magazine fact-checker sent me an article with a caption touting the beauty of Tumalo Falls in Tumalo State Park. The problem? Tumalo Falls isn’t actually in Tumalo State Park. In fact, the two landmarks are miles apart. It’s one of many things that throws Bend visitors for … Continue reading

5 ways to get around Bend without driving 

5 ways to get around Bend without driving 

Bend schools are enjoying their second snow day in a row, and I just had to put on snowshoes to get my mail. In other words, driving can be tricky with two feet of snow on the ground. It happens sometimes, which is why it’s good to know there are … Continue reading