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To the end of the world — at last

By on September 23, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
To the end of the world — at last

By Susan Campbell Shell A bicycle trip brochure was where I first read about Patagonia. It sounded like an interesting and challenging trip. I planned to do it “someday.”   Many years passed, and some friends and I were talking about … Continue reading

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Train Travel: It’s as much about the journey as it is about the destination

By on July 29, 2019 in Travel with 1 Comment
Train Travel: It’s as much about the journey as it is about the destination

by Linda Reid  Travel by train always intrigued me.  My introduction to it came by way of a Little Golden Book entitled All Aboard!, about a young girl and her mother traveling to visit her grandma in the “big city” … Continue reading

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Norway, revisited

By on July 29, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
Norway, revisited

by Vicki Olson Carr The Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord districts of southern Norway had put on their fresh spring clothes after a long, dark winter when I returned to my grandparents’ homeland a few weeks ago.  The apple and cherry trees … Continue reading

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At ease in Belize: Not just fishing, but some monkey business, too

By on June 25, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
At ease  in Belize: Not just fishing, but some monkey business, too

By Dave Graybill Every year my wife Eileen and I host a fishing trip to somewhere warm.  We have taken small groups of people to Belize twice and to three different destinations on the Sea of Cortez on the Baja … Continue reading

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HARD HISTORY behind Mexico’s HARD MONEY

By on May 28, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
HARD HISTORY behind Mexico’s  HARD MONEY

By Dale Foreman For many of the last 35 years my wife, Gail, and I have been travelling to Mexico.  We have gone on business trips, selling apples and pears. I have visited the huge produce markets in Mexico City … Continue reading

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Copenhagen: Seeing one of the world’s most expensive cities on a fairly frugal family budget

By on May 28, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
Copenhagen: Seeing one of the world’s most expensive cities on a fairly frugal family budget

By Keith Kellogg In early 2018, I began planning a bow hunting trip to Greenland, only to discover that flights there are very limited, either connecting through Iceland or Copenhagen, Denmark. At the same time, I was trying to organize … Continue reading

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Should we retire in Florida?

By on April 22, 2019 in Travel with 2 Comments
Should we retire in Florida?

By Kalin Raible In December, my wife and I decided to check out Florida. The reasons for the trip were many but key components were… •   Find someplace warmer than Wenatchee, where the sun is shining in winter, for our retirement years. … Continue reading

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Wheee! Captains and crews take the train through Mexico’s colorful Copper Canyon

By on April 22, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
Wheee! Captains and crews take the train through Mexico’s  colorful Copper Canyon

Editor’s note: In the March 2018 issue, Sharon Podlich wrote about how she and her husband, Chuck, retired from growing apples in Orondo, and bought a 44-foot sailboat they named Top Cider, and went on a sailing adventure off of … Continue reading

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New Mexico in the winter: Pueblos, petroglyphs and cave dwellings

By on March 31, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
New Mexico in the winter: Pueblos, petroglyphs   and cave dwellings

By Alan Moen New Mexico is hardly new, nor is it Mexico. Instead, this fifth-largest state of the Union in physical size has a remote and timeless beauty, a character all its own. When my wife, Susan, and I decided … Continue reading

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VACATION QUESTION: Could an introvert and her family find happiness sharing a private villa in Mexico with near strangers?

By on January 28, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
VACATION QUESTION: Could an introvert and her family find happiness sharing a private villa in Mexico with near strangers?

By Molly Steere After several surgeries last year, including a total knee replacement, I was desperate for something to look forward to.  However, my husband, Toby, and I were trying to save money (I hear college is expensive these days) … Continue reading

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Finally: Hiking the waterline in Hawaii

By on January 28, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
Finally: Hiking the waterline in Hawaii

By Gary Larson In the summer of 2017 during my two months of recovery and convalescence for a torn and repaired left knee Patella injury, I focused positive thoughts for future hiking endeavors for 2018.  The year 2018 was a … Continue reading

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A walk in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’

By on December 24, 2018 in Travel with 1 Comment
A walk in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’

By Lee Martin I love most things British: their history, their pubs, their humor, and their authors. While I had been to the United Kingdom several times in my lifetime, I had never really considered hiking through the countryside. Then … Continue reading

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Attending an retro auto racing party in England

By on November 27, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Attending an retro auto racing party in England

By Phil Rasmussen It is probably fair to say that I am an Anglophile. I’ve read British history for years, and my wife Lovelyn and I have watched Downton Abbey and every British murder mystery on PBS… thoroughly amazed that … Continue reading

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Driving in Britain: Yikes, give a Yank some room

By on November 27, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Driving in Britain: Yikes, give a Yank some room

By Phil Rasmussen In September my wife Lovelyn and I took a do-it-ourselves road trip through England. We have driven in Europe before, but as we planned the trip, the thought of driving on the “wrong” side of the road … Continue reading

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Exploring the amazing volcanoes of Hawai’i

By on November 27, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Exploring the amazing  volcanoes of Hawai’i

By Alan Moen Growing up here in the Pacific Northwest, I’m used to seeing volcanoes. In fact, I’ve climbed many of them — Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens, both before and … Continue reading

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EGYPT: A look behind the railing

By on October 29, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
EGYPT: A look behind the railing

By Susan Weber Three years ago, my husband Dave and I looked across the desert into Egypt from Israel and hugged the border for miles as we drove through the Negev desert but we didn’t get to go there. Then … Continue reading

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Rays of sunshine: Wenatchee volunteers help install solar power pack for remote african hospital

By on September 21, 2018 in Travel with 1 Comment
Rays of sunshine:  Wenatchee volunteers help install solar power pack for remote african hospital

By Yvette Davis Imagine you’re an eye surgeon taking out a cataract. Your fingers are holding a sharp scalpel that’s about to slice through the patient’s cornea. Then without warning all the lights above you flicker and go out. What … Continue reading

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Driving iconic Route 66 with Dad

By on July 23, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Driving iconic Route 66 with Dad

                                                By Devin Scroggins While spending New Year’s with my dad, Boyd, we were talking when he … Continue reading

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A bucket list trip to angkor wat

By on July 23, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
A bucket list trip to angkor wat

By Barbara Tremblay When you have a son who is addicted to travel and lives mostly out of the United States, one gets to travel the easy way. He helps book all the flights, and tells me what visas and … Continue reading

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Flying above red hot lava

By on June 27, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Flying above red hot lava

Local                           Landscape and wildlife photographer Marshall R. Mahler recently traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii to capture fine art images of the current eruption of the … Continue reading

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On an Honor Flight with my Dad

By on May 30, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
On an Honor Flight with my Dad

By Donna Cassidy Julie Tarbert, of Wenatchee, joined her Korean War veteran father, John Bayne, on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in May, and said, “It was a very moving experience.” The Honor Flight flies veterans of war to … Continue reading

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Dan McConnell’s mad dash in Italy

By on May 30, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Dan McConnell’s mad dash in Italy

How Dan McConnell developed his drawings

By on May 30, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
How Dan McConnell developed his drawings

Here Dan McConnell’s original journal page entries from his Mad Dash to Italy trip.

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Walking 500 miles on the El Camino

By on March 29, 2018 in Travel with 2 Comments
Walking 500 miles on the El Camino

By Susan Lagsdin Last year — from Aug. 21 to Sept. 26 — Wenatchee friends Bonnie Fortner and Debbie Gurnard took a really long walk. Since 812 A.D., hardy Catholics on a pilgrimage to the tomb of Saint James in … Continue reading

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Visiting the ‘Galapagos of the North’ – a sailing adventure

By on March 1, 2018 in Travel with 2 Comments
Visiting the ‘Galapagos of the North’ – a sailing adventure

By Sharon Podlich After 35 years of growing apples and raising a family in Orondo, Chuck and I retired last year and purchased Top Cider, a 44-foot Kelly Peterson sailboat. We spent several winter months sailing, exploring and living “on … Continue reading

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CHILLY TOES ON CLIMB OF 22,841-foot Mount Aconcagua BUT WARM FAMILY SUPPORT AT HOME

By on March 1, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
CHILLY TOES ON CLIMB OF 22,841-foot Mount Aconcagua BUT WARM FAMILY SUPPORT AT HOME

                            By Marlene Farrell Just after Christmas Nick Runions kissed his family goodbye. He was embarking on a trip to climb Aconcagua, the highest peak in the … Continue reading

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The beasts and beauty of ZAMBIA

By on January 31, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
The beasts and beauty of ZAMBIA

                          By Jill LaRue My husband Tom Ettinger and I like to travel. We don’t like to miss opportunities to visit places off the beaten path, especially when … Continue reading

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Up a jungle river: Canoeing into a remote and bio-diverse South American park where a tribe is trying to survive modern life

By on January 31, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Up a jungle river:  Canoeing into a remote and bio-diverse South American park where a tribe is trying to survive modern life

By Nicole Clennon This past December, two friends and I ventured to Ecuador together… destination, the Amazon. I had flown into Quito a few times before my most recent trip, but this was my first time landing without a heavy … Continue reading

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Working against the wind

By on January 31, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Working against the wind

Dreams of sailing around the world were realigned to sailing to Mexico… and even that took refitting a boat By Jessica Draggoo Many dream of buying a sailboat and learning to sail but often those dreams are squashed by jobs, family … Continue reading

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Best day in 2017: ‘A breathtaking medieval world of long, long ago spread out    before us’

By on December 28, 2017 in Travel with 2 Comments
Best day in 2017: ‘A breathtaking medieval world of long, long ago spread out    before us’

By Susan Eby For someone who enjoys people as much as I do, it seemed strange to feel such deep, deep contentment as I wandered — alone — through the narrow stone streets of the tiny, ancient Italian hilltop city … Continue reading

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