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A Term of Traveling

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A Term of Traveling

By – Karlin Andersen   If I were to do my stories over again I would try to take more time when researching and writing the pieces. Possibly due to the class being over Jan. Term and the compressed deadlines or the new skills used to write travel pieces, I did not have as much…

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Manito Park – Generations of Work

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Manito Park – Generations of Work

By – Karlin Andersen   In 1904, Manito Park was a small zoo with a few flower beds, but over 100 years later the park has grown to a 90-acre showcase in the South Hills of Spokane, Washington. Much of this progress can be attributed to the efforts of the park’s second superintendent John Duncan…

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Timber Town to Tourist Town

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Timber Town to Tourist Town

  By Karlin Andersen   Set at the base of the Cascade Mountains, a Bavarian style McDonald’s Restaurant complete with a decorative balcony, redwood paneling and intricate trim along the roof sits at the eastern entrance of town. While other McDonald’s follow a distinct, corporate set architecture, the McDonald’s in Leavenworth, Washington, adheres to the…

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Skiing Across Schweitzer

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Skiing Across Schweitzer

By – Karlin Andersen   Click. Click. The sound the metal piece in the toe of each boot make as skiers no bigger than three feet pink marshmallows to full grown adults confidently stepped into their skis. Around the main village at Schweitzer Mountain a chorus of bindings chirp as they click into place. Out…

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

By – Karlin Andersen Beginning in 1984 with a five day festival hosting a few thousand people, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival has grown to cover the entire month of April, allowing hundreds of thousands of visitors from all 50 states and 85 foreign countries to view millions of tulips in bloom. Over 20 farms…

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ExplOregon: the Ridgeline Trail System

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ExplOregon: the Ridgeline Trail System

By – Karlin Andersen   Shadows cast down from towering Douglas-firs give quick bursts of relief from the warm sun or protection from a landmine of mud puddles depending on the season. Cool air radiates from the wet soil under the canopy of firs as young families with scampering children or seasoned hikers with high…

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Country Village Chocolate Tasting

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Country Village Chocolate Tasting

By – Karlin Andersen A dozen shops will be celebrating the season of love with a chocolate tasting at the Country Village in Bothell, Washington, located off the Bothell-Everett Highway. This cluster of local shops, restaurants, spas and areas for families will open its doors to chocolate lovers February 6, 2-5 p.m. Shoppers can mingle…

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Hello Kitty Invades EMP

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Hello Kitty Invades EMP

By – Karlin Andersen   Celebrating Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary, the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington, is hosting the “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” exhibit. Through May 15, visitors to the EMP can view rare pieces from the Sanrio archives. collection along with “mixed media works from contemporary artists around the…

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Mission Ridge Twilight Skiing

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Mission Ridge Twilight Skiing

By – Karlin Andersen . Every Saturday night through February 20, Mission Ridge reopens under the stars and the lights of the resort for night skiing from 4-8 p.m. A one-time $99 pass allows skiers of all skill levels to ski any on of the nine days the slopes are open. Rental equipment ranges in…

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A Night of Wishes 2016

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A Night of Wishes 2016

By – Karlin Andersen . On January 30, the Tri Cities’ sky will be lit up with hundreds of Chinese lanterns celebrating the Chinese New Year at A Night of Wishes 2016. Attractions before the lantern launch will include a fortune cookie raffle for a large prize, refreshments and prizes for kids. Proceeds from the…

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