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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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Troubles lead to a sunny discovery in Mexico

By on April 26, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
Troubles lead to a sunny discovery in Mexico

By Morgan Fraser When Diana Verduzco and Jose Valdovinos first arrived in Lo de Marcos, Mexico, it wasn’t for vacation. The couple rode buses for more than 1,000 miles. They arrived on the highway outside of Lo de Marcos at … Continue reading

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The ladies in Spain: Trip starts on wrong foot but soon finds a rousing pace

By on February 22, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
The ladies in Spain:  Trip starts on wrong foot  but soon finds a rousing pace

Story By Mary Schramm Photos by kathy falk The misadventures of travel sometimes cancel out the joy of discovering new places, which almost happened when four women in our family decided to take a trip to Spain. My granddaughter, Leah, … Continue reading

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3 questions (and answers) about living in Portugal

By on January 20, 2017 in Articles, Travel with 1 Comment
3 questions (and answers) about living in Portugal

Former Wenatchee, WA, resident Mike Sager answers three questions about day-to-day living in Portugal. What about language: Can you get by without knowing how to speak Portuguese? You can get by with just English, especially in the tourist areas, no … Continue reading

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An epic journey to Kitty Hawk in a very small plane

An epic journey to Kitty Hawk in a very small plane

By Wayne Ball Shortly after beginning flying lessons in 1956 at the age of 16, it occurred to me that landing at Kitty Hawk — the site of the Wright Brothers first flight in 1903 — would be a fun … Continue reading

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Loreto on the Baja of Mexico was more than expected

Loreto on the Baja of Mexico was more than expected

By Dave Graybill As an angler, it would be no surprise that the Sea of Cortez would attract my interest. The Sea of Cortez is known as the richest body of water on the planet with over 900 species of … Continue reading

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Light it up

By on May 25, 2016 in Articles, Travel with 1 Comment
Light it up

Solar project goal is to brighten homes & future for african families By Earl Tilly I grew up thinking of Africa as the mysterious “Dark Continent,” so different than my rural America experience. Is the “Dark Continent” really dark? It … Continue reading

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Curious about an RV lifestyle?

Curious about an RV lifestyle?

Story by Dr. David Weber, Sr. Photos by Dr. Susan Weber Ah yes, the lure and romance of the open road… The nostalgia of Route 66. Undiscovered, quaint places. We’re tooling down the road and life is good and we … Continue reading

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Three Wenatchee Yankees in Emperor Akihito’s Japan

By on March 30, 2016 in Articles, Travel with 0 Comments
Three Wenatchee  Yankees in Emperor Akihito’s Japan

By Maureen Stivers Volumes have been written about travel and tourism in Japan. I am not here to repeat their contents but rather, to share what impressed my husband, daughter and me most during our recent visit. Japanese people are … Continue reading

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Stories from the PCT

Stories from the PCT

Editor’s Note: Rich Brinkman reported on his PCT hike in the August 2015 issue, now he’s back to share the stores of a few travelers. By Rich Brinkman The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile footpath from Mexico to … Continue reading

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Pacific City

By on February 24, 2016 in Articles, Outdoor Fun, Travel with 0 Comments
Pacific City

Story and Photos By Lance Stegemann When I got a call from an old friend of mine to come visit, I decided it was time to pull anchor and hit the open road once again. My wife Barb was between … Continue reading

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Skiing the deep powder of Japan

By on January 27, 2016 in Articles, Outdoor Fun, Travel with 0 Comments
Skiing the deep powder of Japan

By Maureen Stivers I am out of my mind. Not in the sense of being mentally unstable, but a state I can best describe as “linguistically incapable.” This is because for one of the few times in my life, I … Continue reading

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Flying with Mike Leach

By on January 27, 2016 in Articles, Travel with 1 Comment
Flying with Mike Leach

By Beverly Jagla I knew it was going to be a loooong day. In order to travel from Albuquerque to Seattle and then Wenatchee in a day, I needed to get up at 4 a.m. to get to the airport … Continue reading

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Practicing medicine, Uganda style

By on December 30, 2015 in Articles, Health, Travel with 0 Comments

By Mary Schramm “Msungu, Mzungu” — literally meaning in Swahili “someone who wanders without purpose” — is what the children yelled in the refugee settlement when they meant, “The white guy is here.” These words greeted Dr. Geoff Richardson often … Continue reading

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The good and bad of moving family to Costa Rica

By on December 30, 2015 in Articles, Travel with 0 Comments
The good and bad of moving family to Costa Rica

By Geoff Barry The Barry family relocated to Nosara, Costa Rica one year ago (“Family moves to Costa Rica,” March 2015). We are in the middle of a two-year adventure that we embarked on for cultural and linguistic reasons, as … Continue reading

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Running in Hawaii

By Steve Tidd I am a “numbers guy” and this is how they added up. Two classmates from Waterville, 44 years as friends, 55 years of age, 13.1 miles of running, and 2,700 miles from the U.S. mainland on the … Continue reading

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Visiting Munich’s Oktoberfest is nirvana for a beer lover

By on October 28, 2015 in Travel with 0 Comments

  By Alan Moen If there’s a Mecca for beer lovers, it’s surely Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany — the biggest beer festival in the world. From the third weekend of September through the first Sunday of October, millions of people … Continue reading

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Biking the Great Divide

By Lief Carlsen Bicycle touring has provided some of the best times of our lives but when a passing truck came within inches of sideswiping us in the hills of Southern California a year ago, we decided the risk outweighed … Continue reading

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Drinking apples in France

By on October 20, 2015 in Articles, Good food, Travel with 0 Comments

Doing the cider route where apples have been pressed for hundreds of years photos and story By Alan Moen When my wife and I decided to visit the French regions of Brittany and Normandy this spring, it wasn’t just because … Continue reading

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Iceland — An odyssey of delight

By on August 26, 2015 in Articles, Landscapes, Travel with 0 Comments

  By Lisa Therrell The couple spoke German. I couldn’t follow what the woman was saying as she first came up onto the viewing platform to behold thousands of Atlantic puffins in front of their burrows. But shared elation is … Continue reading

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CAMPING in style

By on August 26, 2015 in Articles, Outdoor Fun, Travel with 0 Comments

    By Leona Holahan Who can forget the moment they fall in love? For Tom and me, it was when we saw our first vintage style T@B teardrop trailer “in the wild.” We were walking off the morning’s aches … Continue reading

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Where’s Rich?

Where’s Rich?

By Marlene Farrell Rich Brinkman had a decision to make. It was day eight of his Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) adventure — a hike that will take him more than five months to complete. He was tired from the last … Continue reading

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Walking the beauty that is New Zealand

By on June 24, 2015 in Articles, Outdoor Fun, Travel with 0 Comments
Walking the beauty that is New Zealand

By Trish Simmons Last November, I joined my two friends, Lisa and Karen, from Wenatchee on a memory-making trip to the South Island of New Zealand. We spent about two weeks on the South Island and celebrated Thanksgiving as we … Continue reading

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Return to China

By on June 24, 2015 in Articles, Travel with 0 Comments
Return to China

By Alex Crane When my wife Trish and I moved to Wenatchee 18 years ago, we adopted four girls from China. We traveled to China four times to adopt our daughters, who were each about a year old at the … Continue reading

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Jacob’s travels

Jacob’s travels

By Jacob Hopkins Having just finished up three months of biblical studies and adventures in New Zealand, I pondered what traveling adventures lay before me. It was mid-December and the team’s schedule had our team going to Hampi, India for … Continue reading

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