Month: April 2019

Photo by Amy Silbernagel McCaffree.

8 Family Bike Rides to Fun Destinations in Spokane and North Idaho

Adults can more easily appreciate cycling’s exercise benefits and transportation power through scenic landscapes—kids not so much. Here are family-bike ride itineraries to help motivate and energize your kiddos. Be sure to bring along plenty of water for everyone, trailside snacks, tire pump, and patch kit, as well as a first-aid kit. Harrison, Idaho, via …

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View of the Palouse from the summit of Steptoe Butte.

10 Family Spring & Summertime Adventures in Washington and North Idaho 

Our 4th annual Inland Northwest Family Outdoors Guide provides families of all experience levels with event and activity ideas to maximize your outdoor fun and adventure. If you’re looking for a unique summer camp and recommendations for regional hiking and biking trails and other adventure ideas, our trusted guide is your go-to resource. And once …

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Portrait of Don Kardong and Jon Neill downtown Spokane.

Last Run: Interview with Bloomsday Race Director Don Kardong 

After 15 consecutive years as race director, Bloomsday Founder Don Kardong will retire after this year’s 43rd race set for Sunday, May 5. Q: What are your favorite Bloomsday memories? A: It’s hard to beat that first year, 1977. After months of planning, to be able to line up in a crowd and race down …

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Buti Yoga

Go ahead, judge. We do shake our booty, often in minimal clothing, and the founder is a lean blonde celebrity trainer named Bizzy Gold. Obviously not real yoga. Obviously shallow. This is why the meaning of Buti, the hidden cure, is so apropos. It exemplifies the current zeitgeist of shedding preconceived ideas and belief systems. …

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How to Fill Your Yard With Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Beauty

There are lots of depressing statistics about declining pollinator populations, which are threatened by loss of habitat and pesticide poisoning, but each of us can implement simple and positive changes to help provide pollinator habitat and food sources in our yards. Creating garden landscapes with less lawn and more of the right types of plants …

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