View from a kayak of waterfall, Peewee Falls, over basalt rock into the Pend Oreille River.

10 Adventure & Travel Planning Tips for Summer 2021

Use these 10 travel planning tips to help you make the most of your spring and summer adventures during the COVID-19 pandemic era.


Ski Bum Advice: Stuff I Missed This Season

Out There’s Ski Bum missed three significant components of his usual ski day experience during the 2020-21 COVID ski season.

Fred Nowland in his ski gear on a resort deck with the mountain view and American flag behind him.

Spokane Ski Industry Icon Fred Nowland

There are very few true skiing icons in the Spokane area, but Fred Nowland is definitely one of them. A fixture of the ski industry for 36 years, chances are better than average that you have come across Fred at some point—whether it was in one of the various shops that he worked at over the years or perhaps at one of the local ski resorts.

A collection of six vintage ski instruction, how-to guidebooks.

Hand-Me-Down Ski Books

The allure of books from the 70s and 80s that cover a range of skiing topics — from ski racing, ski maintenance, and ski technique — is the historic glimpse they offer into ski culture from another era.

Selfie photo of Powder Matt in his ski gear on a sunny, blue sky day on the Kootenay Mountains of B.C.

Meet Powder Matt: Border Closures Deliver Locals-only Shred Fest In the Kootenays

With the international border closed for non-essential travel, we asked self-proclaimed ski bum “Powder Matt,” from Kimberley, B.C., to share about the pandemic skiing life along B.C.’s Powder Highway.

Child running on a treed dirt trail during the Camp Sekani Trail Run event.

Inland NW: Live & Virtual Races, Runs, & Rides in 2021

If you’ve been missing runs or rides with other humans this past year, things are looking up for 2021. While many races, fun runs, and rides are still only offering virtual events (that can still be completed with your own friends or family), there are quite a few live events with some level of COVID safety mitigation planned this year. Sign up for one or more and get outside, be safe, and run, walk, and ride together!

Runners running up a trail.

Spokane River Run 2021 to Honor Longtime Participant with Virtual Event

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the Spokane River Run at Riverside State Park. 2021 virtual Spokane River Run is set for anytime between April 16 and April 25. This grassroots, community race for a good cause is one of the oldest trail runs in the Northwest and is staffed by volunteers. Kick off spring with the Spokane River Run’s different run lengths, ranging from 5K to 50K.

Jessica Haydahl holding a sturgeon fish under water.

2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour Goes Virtual

Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area anglers can catch this year’s film festival at a living room near you! Like many of your favorite events this …

Zavor air fryer with assorted fries.

Provisions: Zavor Crunch Air Fryer

The Zavor Crunch Air Fryer is like a toaster oven with two trays, so it fits more food in one batch, and comes with a rotisserie and rotisserie basket.

Bird-eye view of golden milk and ingredients.

Provisions: Golden Milk

What’s better than a warm drink after spending a day out in the cold? A healing one for sore muscles! Swap your hot cocoa for this sweet, spicy golden milk.

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