5 neighborhood side trips to explore in Bend

5 neighborhood side trips to explore in Bend

If you’ve vacationed in Bend a time or two, odds are good you’ve hit all the major tourist attractions. Drake Park, a hike to Tumalo Falls, maybe a river float or a visit to Mt. Bachelor. While those things should be on every visitor’s Bend bucket list, it’s fun to … Continue reading

How to dress yourself in Bend, Oregon

How to dress yourself in Bend, Oregon

If you’re old enough to read travel blogs, you’re old enough to know how to tie your shoes and choose a shirt to match your pants. But knowing how to dress yourself in Bend is a different matter, particularly in shoulder seasons like fall and spring. As September draws to … Continue reading

32 Bend experiences for 2017 holiday gift giving

32 Bend experiences for 2017 holiday gift giving

In recent years, gift giving trends have swung from gifting “objects” to gifting “experiences,” which is pretty awesome in my book. Giftwrapping is easier, not to mention there’s less uncertainty about whether a gift is wanted or where the recipient will store more stuff. Luckily, Bend is packed full of … Continue reading

10 things you need to pack for your Bend vacation

10 things you need to pack for your Bend vacation

It goes without saying that your packing list for any upcoming trip to Bend should include things like clean undies and sturdy walking shoes. OK, depending on who you are and what you’re doing here, I suppose the undies are optional. While I’m not going to remind you to pack … Continue reading

Stuff your stocking with a whole ‘lotta goodies made in Bend!

Stuff your stocking with a whole ‘lotta goodies made in Bend!

In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you I intend to throat-punch the next person who asks me “have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?” Luckily, there’s a veritable arsenal of amazing holiday gifts for sale just 20 feet from my office. Even luckier for you, it’s open … Continue reading