Posts Tagged “Spokane”

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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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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Shopping with a Purpose: A thrift store tour of Spokane

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Shopping with a Purpose: A thrift store tour of Spokane

  by Phoebe Droz   Buying fair trade clothes is expensive and unrealistic to do in many cities, however, an alternative to fair trade is shopping at thrift stores. There is a growing population of “thrift store tourists,” tourists not looking for regular retail shopping, comments NBC San Diego’s Consumer Bob. Spokane has some good thrift stores to share…

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Manito or Manit-SNOW? Spokane’s Best Winter Wedding and Engagement Spot

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Manito or Manit-SNOW? Spokane’s Best Winter Wedding and Engagement Spot

by, Kelly Logie   On my first trip to the iconic Spokane park, I looked outside my car window at the snow-covered fields, while my car stumbled along the icy road.   If you have ever been to Manito Park before, I know what you’re thinking. Why did you visit the park for the first…

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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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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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A Morning and Lunch Spokane Experience

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A Morning and Lunch Spokane Experience

by Mike Christie Warmth broke itself through the depths of January’s melancholy as the smell of plants alive entered my nasal passages for the first time in months. Paths of cement covered with the styrofoam textured slush outside were nowhere to be seen along the clear paths of greenery lined with alien-like plants from the…

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Unique Location, Organic Atmosphere

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Unique Location, Organic Atmosphere

By Maria Vigil Between the hustling business of Downtown Spokane and neighborhoods on the top of the South Hill, that are filled with large houses and an air of higher society, lies a microcosm known as the South Perry District. About half way up the South Hill, this neighborhood spans about three blocks. The speed…

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Is Spokane’s Davenport Hotel Collection still ‘grand’ over 100 years later?

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Is Spokane’s Davenport Hotel Collection still ‘grand’ over 100 years later?

by, Kelly Logie   As you’re driving through downtown Spokane, you don’t expect to find anything too glamorous. Spokane is beautiful in its own way, but let’s face it. It isn’t a Paris, London, or New York.   You see the big buildings out of your car window, along with the river and evergreen trees surrounding…

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Check Out The TSA PreCheck Program

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Check Out The TSA PreCheck Program

By Maria Vigil   Flying What is it about flying that gets me down? The packing? The odd hours? Being so high up in the sky? Being so close to so many strangers? Well, for me, and probably a lot of travelers, what I really hate are the screening lines. Yes, security is important, but…

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