Make the Most of Outdoor Concerts
Aug09

Make the Most of Outdoor Concerts

For many music lovers, there are few things better than an evening spent at a concert, sprawled out on the lawn with friends. Concerts and interesting venues can also be reasons for traveling and excuses to explore a new city or revisit a favorite location. Whether you’re checking out a concert near home or building a vacation around concert moments and memories, music expert and entertainment reporter Chelsea Briggs offers these tips...

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Make Summer Sweeter with Fresh Cherries
Aug09

Make Summer Sweeter with Fresh Cherries

Summer and cherries seem to go hand-in-hand, and using fresh fruits can help boost seasonal food and drink recipes. Whether you use them as a snack, as a special ingredient in recipes or to inspire new dishes, Northwest-grown sweet cherries are one delightful way to celebrate the summer season. Many grocery store shelves are full of these sweet, seasonal treats. Ripened on the tree and generally harvested, packed and ready for sale...

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Prevent Pets from Fleeing in Fright
Aug09

Prevent Pets from Fleeing in Fright

Summer social gatherings and celebrations can add up to a lot of fun for humans, but it’s an equation that may test the limits for a fearful pet. The break in day-to-day consistencyand the chaos that comes with festivities can cause pets to escape in search of solace, which often times results in them leaving their loved ones behind. “During the summer months, we tend to take a step away from our usual routines and that can be very...

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A Fit, Fun Summer
Aug09

A Fit, Fun Summer

Make smart fitness choices with post-workout recovery and hydration. During warm-weather months, fitness enthusiasts often take their exercise routines to the great outdoors.The spike in summer temperatures can make those tough workouts even more challenging. Even after your workout is complete, your body does not stop – after a tough sweat session in the summer heat, you need to replenish what you lost to rebuild and refuel muscles....

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Pursue Your Travel Passions
Aug09

Pursue Your Travel Passions

Ask nearly any person about his or her dream trip and watch a smile appear as the perfect personal excursion is described. Now, ask why the trip has yet to happen, and time and money will be the likely culprits. The misconceived notions that may be holding you back from traveling can feel especially exacerbated during busy seasons when travel costs rise and coordinating vacation schedules with coworkers becomes a challenge. Carving...

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