6 wonderfully weird attractions in Bend, Oregon

6 wonderfully weird attractions in Bend, Oregon

Weirdness is hotter than a Bend sidewalk in mid-July. As proof, look no further than the popularity of slogans like “Keep Portland Weird” or “Keep Austin Weird.” Bend may not have the nifty slogan, but it does have its fair share of quirky attractions. Here are 6 of them. Visit … Continue reading

Tips for navigating Bend’s record snowfall

Tips for navigating Bend’s record snowfall

The winter of 2019 has blossomed into a record-breaking snow year for Bend. February brought us more than 30 inches of white stuff, with 25 of them falling in a three-day period. That’s the heaviest February snowfall on record since 1917! Up at Mt. Bachelor, that translates to more than … Continue reading

Plan the ultimate winter girls’ getaway to Bend, Oregon

Plan the ultimate winter girls’ getaway to Bend, Oregon

March is a fab time to be female in Bend. That’s thanks in part to Bend Women’s March, which offers enough female-centric hiking, biking, film screenings, and celebrations of womankind to make your head spin all month long. But even if you’re not visiting for that, we’ve got tons of … Continue reading

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

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

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

What to do while everyone else goes skiing in Bend

What to do while everyone else goes skiing in Bend

Bend is an epic ski town. Everyone knows that. But not everyone skis. Heck, I’ve lived here 21 years and only once have I strapped boards to my feet and aimed them down a slope. I can vouch for the fact that there’s tons of stuff to do in Bend … Continue reading

5 ways to make the snow fall in Bend

5 ways to make the snow fall in Bend

I’ll admit it, I’m superstitious. I step over sidewalk cracks and pick up pennies for good luck. I believe that if I wash my car on Monday, it’s guaranteed to rain on Tuesday. (This might be why my car is perpetually filthy, but let’s not dwell). Statistically speaking, Bend is … Continue reading