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Ten snowshoeing tips for beginners

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Ten snowshoeing tips for beginners

By Whitney Carter Winter sports can be daunting. Growing up in the Seattle area, my winter-sport experience was (and still largely is) limited to an annual childhood trip up to Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass for a day of sledding or tubing. Every couple of years I got a few snow days to add to that…

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“There’s No Knowing Where You Might Be Swept Off To”

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“There’s No Knowing Where You Might Be Swept Off To”

  By Maria Vigil In my 19 years of life, I have been fortunate enough to travel a bit, but not nearly as much as I hope to. When I was 5, I went to Croatia with my family for a month, and then spent about a week in Rome. After that, the farthest I…

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A reflection

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A reflection

by Phoebe Droz   I literally have no idea where the time went, both in regards to Jan Term, and in regards to tonight that has turned into this morning. It’s kind of crazy to think that time moves whether we like it to or not, but it is even crazier to think that just…

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Learning to See the People in the Places

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Learning to See the People in the Places

By Mike Christie Throughout the course of this class, in its short but productive time span, I think the most satisfying thing I’ve experienced is the intentionality it has forced me to have in getting outside of the norm. When I first moved to Spokane from Detroit, nearly every weekend I was out exploring some…

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Renting Equipment: Outdoor Travel for Less

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Renting Equipment: Outdoor Travel for Less

by Michaela Mulligan “Should I rent or should I buy?” This question runs through every traveler’s mind as they try to plan their outdoor trip. For experienced outdoor adventurers the answer is easy: buy the equipment for future use. But, for the novice outdoor traveller, it only brings up more questions. Where do I rent…

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Reflecting Back: Travel Journalism

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Reflecting Back: Travel Journalism

By Emily Beloate Audience. Focus. Creativity. The three “holy grails” of travel writing as I’ve discovered this term.  There are many elements of Travel Journalism that are essential to an effective story, but these are the three that I’ve learned the most about over the last few weeks. My three main stories were about Spokane…

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My whirlwind travel journalism Janterm

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My whirlwind travel journalism Janterm

Whitney Carter This class has been filled with opportunities to try new things and to challenge myself. I think the most satisfying aspect of this class was getting the opportunity to go on some adventures and to do some exploring of the area that I have lived in for three and a half years. Additionally,…

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The real social responsibility of fair trade

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by Phoebe Droz     “When people shop at big box stores,” said Kim Harmson, owner of Kizuri, a store that sells fair trade, earth friendly and local products in Spokane, “they don’t often think of where their money is going.” But perhaps even those who are buying fair trade products are becoming disassociated with…

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Confessions from a Novice Travel Journalist

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Confessions from a Novice Travel Journalist

by Michaela Mulligan When I signed up for this course, I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I saw Travel Journalism as one of the course options and it didn’t really have a description so I figured I would try it out and see. What I didn’t know is that I would…

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Travel Journalism: The “Write” Class to take

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Travel Journalism: The “Write” Class to take

by Kelly Logie   Ever since I was little, I loved to write. I knew I wasn’t the best writer out there, but it was something that I could do to express how I was truly feeling about a certain subject. Writing essays though? Not my thing. I loved creating short stories, and making the…

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