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Attending an retro auto racing party in England

By on November 27, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Attending an retro auto racing party in England

By Phil Rasmussen It is probably fair to say that I am an Anglophile. I’ve read British history for years, and my wife Lovelyn and I have watched Downton Abbey and every British murder mystery on PBS… thoroughly amazed that … Continue reading

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Driving in Britain: Yikes, give a Yank some room

By on November 27, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Driving in Britain: Yikes, give a Yank some room

By Phil Rasmussen In September my wife Lovelyn and I took a do-it-ourselves road trip through England. We have driven in Europe before, but as we planned the trip, the thought of driving on the “wrong” side of the road … Continue reading

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Exploring the amazing volcanoes of Hawai’i

By on November 27, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Exploring the amazing  volcanoes of Hawai’i

By Alan Moen Growing up here in the Pacific Northwest, I’m used to seeing volcanoes. In fact, I’ve climbed many of them — Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens, both before and … Continue reading

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EGYPT: A look behind the railing

By on October 29, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
EGYPT: A look behind the railing

By Susan Weber Three years ago, my husband Dave and I looked across the desert into Egypt from Israel and hugged the border for miles as we drove through the Negev desert but we didn’t get to go there. Then … Continue reading

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Rays of sunshine: Wenatchee volunteers help install solar power pack for remote african hospital

By on September 21, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Rays of sunshine:  Wenatchee volunteers help install solar power pack for remote african hospital

By Yvette Davis Imagine you’re an eye surgeon taking out a cataract. Your fingers are holding a sharp scalpel that’s about to slice through the patient’s cornea. Then without warning all the lights above you flicker and go out. What … Continue reading

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Driving iconic Route 66 with Dad

By on July 23, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Driving iconic Route 66 with Dad

                                                By Devin Scroggins While spending New Year’s with my dad, Boyd, we were talking when he … Continue reading

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A bucket list trip to angkor wat

By on July 23, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
A bucket list trip to angkor wat

By Barbara Tremblay When you have a son who is addicted to travel and lives mostly out of the United States, one gets to travel the easy way. He helps book all the flights, and tells me what visas and … Continue reading

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Flying above red hot lava

By on June 27, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Flying above red hot lava

Local                           Landscape and wildlife photographer Marshall R. Mahler recently traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii to capture fine art images of the current eruption of the … Continue reading

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On an Honor Flight with my Dad

By on May 30, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
On an Honor Flight with my Dad

By Donna Cassidy Julie Tarbert, of Wenatchee, joined her Korean War veteran father, John Bayne, on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in May, and said, “It was a very moving experience.” The Honor Flight flies veterans of war to … Continue reading

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Dan McConnell’s mad dash in Italy

By on May 30, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Dan McConnell’s mad dash in Italy

How Dan McConnell developed his drawings

By on May 30, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
How Dan McConnell developed his drawings

Here Dan McConnell’s original journal page entries from his Mad Dash to Italy trip.

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Walking 500 miles on the El Camino

By on March 29, 2018 in Travel with 2 Comments
Walking 500 miles on the El Camino

By Susan Lagsdin Last year — from Aug. 21 to Sept. 26 — Wenatchee friends Bonnie Fortner and Debbie Gurnard took a really long walk. Since 812 A.D., hardy Catholics on a pilgrimage to the tomb of Saint James in … Continue reading

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Visiting the ‘Galapagos of the North’ – a sailing adventure

By on March 1, 2018 in Travel with 2 Comments
Visiting the ‘Galapagos of the North’ – a sailing adventure

By Sharon Podlich After 35 years of growing apples and raising a family in Orondo, Chuck and I retired last year and purchased Top Cider, a 44-foot Kelly Peterson sailboat. We spent several winter months sailing, exploring and living “on … Continue reading

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CHILLY TOES ON CLIMB OF 22,841-foot Mount Aconcagua BUT WARM FAMILY SUPPORT AT HOME

By on March 1, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
CHILLY TOES ON CLIMB OF 22,841-foot Mount Aconcagua BUT WARM FAMILY SUPPORT AT HOME

                            By Marlene Farrell Just after Christmas Nick Runions kissed his family goodbye. He was embarking on a trip to climb Aconcagua, the highest peak in the … Continue reading

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The beasts and beauty of ZAMBIA

By on January 31, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
The beasts and beauty of ZAMBIA

                          By Jill LaRue My husband Tom Ettinger and I like to travel. We don’t like to miss opportunities to visit places off the beaten path, especially when … Continue reading

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Up a jungle river: Canoeing into a remote and bio-diverse South American park where a tribe is trying to survive modern life

By on January 31, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Up a jungle river:  Canoeing into a remote and bio-diverse South American park where a tribe is trying to survive modern life

By Nicole Clennon This past December, two friends and I ventured to Ecuador together… destination, the Amazon. I had flown into Quito a few times before my most recent trip, but this was my first time landing without a heavy … Continue reading

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Working against the wind

By on January 31, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Working against the wind

Dreams of sailing around the world were realigned to sailing to Mexico… and even that took refitting a boat By Jessica Draggoo Many dream of buying a sailboat and learning to sail but often those dreams are squashed by jobs, family … Continue reading

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Best day in 2017: ‘A breathtaking medieval world of long, long ago spread out    before us’

By on December 28, 2017 in Travel with 2 Comments
Best day in 2017: ‘A breathtaking medieval world of long, long ago spread out    before us’

By Susan Eby For someone who enjoys people as much as I do, it seemed strange to feel such deep, deep contentment as I wandered — alone — through the narrow stone streets of the tiny, ancient Italian hilltop city … Continue reading

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‘The best of Moab’ in 3 days

By on December 28, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
‘The best of Moab’ in 3 days

                            By Joe Anderson All great road trips have to start some place different than where they end. My wife, and I planned a three week trip … Continue reading

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Reflecting upon our family’s move Costa Rica: WHAT WOULD WE DO DIFFERENTLY?

By on November 29, 2017 in Travel with 1 Comment
Reflecting upon our family’s move Costa Rica: WHAT WOULD WE DO DIFFERENTLY?

By Geoff Barry Our family spent 20 months living in Costa Rica. We returned permanently to Wenatchee at the end of August 2016 so the kids could start school here last fall. Both during my trip and upon my return, … Continue reading

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The Barrys write: Our favorite parts of our adventure to Costa Rica

By on November 29, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
The Barrys write: Our favorite parts of our adventure to Costa Rica

Amara (age 11): My favorite part about Costa Rica was my friends. There were so many people from different cultures, teaching me different ways to view the world. My friends all had something different and unique about them, but at … Continue reading

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When the hills became too steep, and the town too crowded, these bicyclists in Europe switched gears

By on November 29, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
When the hills became too steep, and the town too crowded, these bicyclists in Europe switched gears

By Lief Carlsen Mary and I have never bothered to make elaborate travel plans. “Better to follow one’s nose upon arrival in a foreign land than to be hemmed in by inflexible schedules and commitments” is the way we looked … Continue reading

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One grandmother & two special weddings

By on November 29, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
One  grandmother  &  two  special  weddings

By Donna Cassidy If you are fortunate enough to live long enough, you may well attend your grandchildren’s weddings. Wenatchee grandmother Joanne Lawhead-Reimen attended two very different kinds of granddaughter’s weddings about a month apart this year. One was in … Continue reading

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Amazing GREENLAND

By on October 25, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
Amazing GREENLAND

By Bonnie Orr I told my friends that I wanted to see Greenland before it melted. I was not prepared for the “WOW.” I went to Greenland in late summer, which meant that I would miss most of the arctic … Continue reading

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Sea of surprises

By on July 25, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
Sea of  surprises

Return to the Sea of Cortez, where the fish are putting on a show By Dave Graybill I was so impressed with my experience on the Sea of Cortez at Loreto last year that I just had to return to … Continue reading

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Cuba: Through the lens

By on July 25, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
Cuba: Through  the lens

By Dakota Shae Cuba is a fascinating place, with a rich history; an exotic land, forbidden to Americans. When the travel ban was lifted (which has since been re-instated) my wife Bridget jumped on the opportunity and surprised me with … Continue reading

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Traveling Central America for adventure

By on June 28, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
Traveling Central America for adventure

By Natalie Bennett It started with a simple Google search, “How to get from Cancun, Mexico to San Jose, Costa Rica” and ended up with six weeks through five Central American countries with a backpack, walking shoes and a spirit … Continue reading

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Is Morgan fearless? No, frugal and careful but open

By on June 28, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
Is Morgan fearless? No, frugal and careful but open

Editor’s note: Morgan Fraser is a self-admitted travel addict who has written previously for The Good Life about her trips to foreign countries. She makes it sound so natural and easy. Which made us want to know: What’s her secret? … Continue reading

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Return to Panama

By on June 28, 2017 in Travel with 4 Comments
Return to Panama

By Morgan Fraser When I left Panama three years ago, I wasn’t sure I’d ever go back. Not that I had any reason not to, but I thought I didn’t have a compelling reason to return — until last September. … Continue reading

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Family time in Peru: Taking the kids to an other-worldly Andes mountain village

By on May 31, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
Family time in Peru:  Taking the kids to an other-worldly Andes mountain village

By Mary Schramm Family time in South America was the reason Tony and Meleah Butruille took their children, Sarah and Evan, to Peru for much of February and March. The trip was Tony’s sabbatical — a time away from his … Continue reading

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