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Corey Dembeck

Relive Your Childhood While Visiting Long Beach, Washington

My son asks me regularly to play nerf guns with him. My daughter wants me to play Rapunzel with her as a doofy version of Flynn Rider. My wife has an endless list of tasks she wants help in accomplishing. I have my list. Far too often it seems that those lists wind up taking

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Corey Dembeck

Visit the Lemay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington

“I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396, fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor, she’s waiting tonight down in the parking lot, Outside the Seven-Eleven store,” Bruce Springsteen, Racing in the street. It’s impressive how cars are intertwined in our lives. Our Favorite songs are about them. We decorate them to celebrate marriages.

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Marilyn Belrose

The Wildlife In My Florida Backyard

In Florida, you really don’t have to travel far to find interesting flora and fauna to gaze at. The Sunshine State is home to a wide variety of species, both native and invasive. Many different lizards especially take comfort in the warm and humid weather, and you can find everything from the striking African Rock

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Heather Dembeck

SquatchFest 2020 in Longview, Washington

One of my favorite movies growing up was Harry and the Henderson’s. I always wanted a pet Big Foot. When our family goes hiking, camping, or even on road-trips, I encourage the kids to “look for bigfoot.” My husband always rolls his eyes but plays along. He can be a hater, and that’s okay. I

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Diane Lee

Hanoi heat: a photo essay

Hanoi is hot and steamy at the moment — and will be until autumn pays the city a brief visit in November. While foreigners and tourists struggle with the tropical conditions (myself included), for the locals, it’s business as usual. This week, I took a walk around the Old Quarter, camera in hand — sweat

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Kathleen Walls

Jordan’s Baker’s Dozen

There are some things a first-time visitor to a special place must-see. Likewise, certain things are important to know when venturing into a strange environment. Go with an open mind and avoid stereotypes. You will have a much more enjoyable time and learn more about the culture.  For my first visit to Jordan, here are

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Amanda Finn

7 Gifts a Traveller Will Actually Love

Every list of travel must-haves includes sleeping masks, feet hammocks and compression socks. This isn’t one of those lists. Do you want to make the constant traveler in your life feel really special? Give them something that will soothe their tired soul at home or abroad. Scala Wool Cloche-Claire in denim, $42 at tenthstreethats.com. 1. Tenth Street

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Matt Wakefield

Tacoma Night Market: I Think I’m Having an Art Attack

Sometimes you find yourself having an experience that needs to be told in the second person because your first person is waiting in line for macarons from Girl Loves Cake’s table.  It’s a true Tacoma Night Market story, and you can see it unfolding, again and again, every third Saturday of the month at Alma Mater Tacoma on Fawcett Avenue. Edison

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