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Priest Lake: an escape for both budget and top-tier travelers

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Priest Lake: an escape for both budget and top-tier travelers

By: Andrew Beck   North Idaho is known for its beauty and lakes with expansive shores. It’s also known for being home to plenty of affluent properties—many are owned by celebrities looking for refuge from Hollywood, such as Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, and Clint Eastwood. Priest Lake, situated above Priest River has a…

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Grand Coulee Geocache challenge

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Grand Coulee Geocache challenge

By Andrew Beck If you’re interested in Geocaching, the hobby of finding hidden treasures through GPS locations, then you’ll love Grand Coulee’s Geocache Challenge. You’ll take a tour and learn about the facilities as you search for the three hidden Geocaches. If you get the Geocaches correct, you’ll get a stamp on your D3 Challenge…

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Fort Spokane a great stop for boat-goers

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Fort Spokane a great stop for boat-goers

By Andrew Beck If you’re on the way to Grand Coulee or Lake Roosevelt, don’t forget to stop at Fort Spokane. Just drive west on Highway 2, and then head north on SR 25 until you get to the town of Miles. The fort used to be a military operation to help the U.S. Army…

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Central Valley Helicopters offers unique view of Grand Coulee Dam

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Central Valley Helicopters offers unique view of Grand Coulee Dam

By Andrew Beck For those of you who already have a private plane and frequent the Grand Coulee airport, this story may bore you. However, those of us who don’t probably haven’t seen the Grand Coulee Dam from the sky. Incredible views of America’s largest hydroelectric dam are paired with the vast sheen of the…

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Manito Park conservatory “a personal vacation” during winter months

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Manito Park conservatory “a personal vacation” during winter months

By Andrew Beck I stepped out of the car and immediately grabbed my umbrella, as the drizzling rain was just heavy enough to be an annoyance. We were situated in front of the conservatory at Manito Park, Spokane. My view was crowded with off-whites and greys since a weeks-old snow was in the process of…

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New walking trail set to promote Grand Coulee/Electric City tourism

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New walking trail set to promote Grand Coulee/Electric City tourism

By Andrew Beck A new walking trail is coming soon to the Electric City and Grand Coulee areas. The new trail doesn’t have an opening date so far, but the first phase of construction is set to cover Coulee Playland to North Dam Park. According to the Grand Coulee Star, Electric City set aside about…

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New restaurant coming to Coulee Dam casino

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New restaurant coming to Coulee Dam casino

The Colville Tribes are planning to build a new restaurant above the Grand Coulee casino. According to WorldCasinoNews, the restaurant should open by April of this year, and will be a large expansion of the current facility. They’re planning to add a game room to the facility as well, with space for 90-100 machines. A…

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A last word

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A last word

By Andrew Beck The concept of travel journalism was foreign to me at the beginning of the course. I knew about Rick Steves and travel magazines, but what actually is travel journalism? I didn’t know that there was so much behind-the-scenes work that went into travel journalism pieces. I figured travel journalists were the journalists…

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Holiday driving: A beginner’s guide to safer travels

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Holiday driving: A beginner’s guide to safer travels

By Andrew Beck   No feeling can match what it’s like to drive home for the holidays for the first time. You’re bathed in the freedom of deciding when to leave, and who to go with. Whether you’re a driver or a passenger, there’s a few things you need to know before you go. First…

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See the real Twin Peaks before 2017 premiere

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See the real Twin Peaks before 2017 premiere

By: Andrew Beck Murder mystery lovers beware: the iconic 1990s “Twin Peaks” is returning after 25 years off the air. The show, directed by David Lynch, was almost entirely filmed in Snoqualmie Valley, WA. Since the show ended, Snoqualmie and North Bend have grown significantly in population, but retained the small town feel the “Twin…

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