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

Find budget-friendly Bend fun for $6 or less (or free!)

Find budget-friendly Bend fun for $6 or less (or free!)

Vacations can be expensive. Between the cost of hotel stays, restaurant meals, and must-have souvenirs, you catch yourself wincing each time you bust out the credit card. But you don’t have to break the bank to vacation in Bend. Here are 9 ways to have fun for $6 or less … Continue reading

It’s time to go sledding in Bend, Oregon

It’s time to go sledding in Bend, Oregon

A series of storms moving through Bend recently left behind a glorious abundance of powdery white stuff, and there’s more on the way. What better way to celebrate than by grabbing your saucer sled and rediscovering your inner child on a snowy slope? Here’s how to make the most of … Continue reading