Holiday Guide 2018

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Holiday Traditions

Even the most holidays-hardened, Christmas-season cynics among us usually have at least one tradition that stirs up sentimental spirits. Our awareness of these significant rituals—handed down through generations or created anew—are what can make the holiday season magical even if other things about the impending yuletide bum you out. For me, the smell of cold …

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10 Ways to Make the Holiday Season Magical

With silent, moonlit nights, sparkly snow crystals, snowflakes that stick to your nose and eyelashes, nature’s beauty inspires wonder, awe, surprise, delight, nostalgia, and love. During this month’s countdown to the holidays, take time to experience both little and spectacular moments of winter magic. Here are some ideas to inspire you. Partake in the famous …

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75 Gift Ideas From Local Spokane Shops

Spend less time shopping and more time on our local trails and mountains. Our annual list features unique and outdoors-inspired gift ideas from locally-owned shops and businesses, including gifts for fellow outdoor enthusiasts as well as less outdoorsy friends and family members on your list. Use this list beyond the holidays for birthday, wedding, and …

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