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Traveler wrongfully accused of damaging car

Q: I recently rented a Ford Fusion from Enterprise at a car dealership body shop in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. The vehicle had buckled trim pieces, bumper covers and scuffs. Most of these were noted, but a large portion of the damage was not, because the representative said they...

Date: 11/27/2015 | Life

Americans hit the road for Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES — The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many airline passengers undaunted by terrorism fears and long lines at security checkpoints.

Date: 11/26/2015 | Nation & World

Can a five-hour Alaskan train ride be compelling Thanksgiving viewing?

The ever-widening range of TV offerings can sometimes seem to leave no stone unturned. There are transgender prisoners and Southern U.S. zombies in scripted television; there are all manner of competing professionals — and, if you’re inclined to presidential-election coverage, undead of a different...

Date: 11/25/2015 | Nation & World

More than 400 will die on roads this weekend

WASHINGTON — The National Safety Council says 433 people will die in car crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday and another 52,300 will be seriously injured. It's safe to assume that some of the dead and injured will be back-seat passengers who opt not to wear seat belts.

Date: 11/25/2015 | Nation & World

Heading out? Travel tips for the Thanksgiving holiday

Planes, trains and automobiles — and ferries, too. Some travel tips for the Thanksgiving holiday.Automobile

Date: 11/24/2015 | Street Smarts

With sectarian strife cooled, time to delve into Derry

No city in Ireland connects the kaleidoscope of historical dots more colorfully than Derry, which is in British-ruled Northern Ireland. Small and pretty, the city is a welcoming and manageable place for visitors — and most of its sights can be covered easily on foot.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Life

Rich and famous to get a private lounge at LAX

A proposal to build a posh private lounge at Los Angeles International Airport for Southern California’s glitterati was approved Thursday in a move that officials hope will reduce disturbances by paparazzi, looky-loos and autograph-seekers in the busy central terminal area.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Nation & World

Be a tourist

Visit Maltby and Clearview for a close-to-home adventure

Date: 11/20/2015 | Life

History and ocean vistas meet at Carmel Highlands Inn

CARMEL HIGHLANDS, Calif. — A cooling fog rolled in that afternoon, followed by a late-night storm that steamed in off the Pacific. For hours the sky boomed and flashed as a waterfall of rain drenched the rocky shoreline and heavily forested hills of this coastal stretch known as...

Date: 11/21/2015 | Life

Can company keep my cruise fare?

Question: I booked two single rooms on the National Geographic Sea Lion expedition to the Columbia and Snake rivers. I bought insurance for my 93-year-old dad. I did not buy insurance for myself as his companion.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Life

U.S. bank offers debit card for American travelers to Cuba

HAVANA — American travelers who’ve had to carry wads of cash while visiting Cuba will now have a debit card option.Stonegate Bank of Pompano, Florida, announced Thursday it is offering a debit MasterCard that U.S. travelers will be able to use at hotels, restaurants and other sites in Cuba.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Business Wire

How to be prepared for winter travel in the forest

The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest sent out a press release today reminding people to be prepared for severe weather.

Date: 11/17/2015 | Explore NW

From dancing to dining, a feast of Greek pleasures

It’s a joy to surrender to the Greek way of living. Greece’s welcoming people, mouthwatering food and drink and joyful music and folk dances make it easy to immerse yourself into the easygoing lifestyle.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Life

The time to live your life is now

My good friend, Steve, died last week, 8 months after his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. I spent many hours with him over these last months, trying to provide him with support and companionship. It was very painful to watch him slide toward his death. At the end of his life, the cancer had...

Date: 11/15/2015 | Life

Watch a storm

Settle in, cozy and warm, inside a Cascade fire lookout

Date: 11/15/2015 | Life

Storm damages tracks, causes train delays in Nisqually area

Seattle — Heavy downpours from a weekend storm in the Pacific Northwest caused landslides that impacted train traffic.BNSF railroad spokesman Gus Melonas said engineers halted Amtrak passenger trains through the Nisqually area for a 48-hour period beginning at 9:20 a.m. Saturday.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Northwest

Too cute to handle

Hello Kitty exhibit a mix of historical and unusual

Date: 11/14/2015 | Life

Moscow bans Egyptian carrier from flying to Russia

MOSCOW — Russia’s state aviation agency Friday banned Egypt’s national carrier from flying to Russia, a move that follows the suspension of all Russian flights to Egypt after a deadly crash.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Business Wire

Lufthansa cancels 941 flights due to strike

BERLIN — Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa, said it’s had to cancel another 941 flights affecting 110,000 passengers on the final day of a weeklong strike by flight attendants.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Business Wire

Laser beams hit more than 20 aircraft

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities have launched an investigation after numerous aircraft were hit by laser beams Wednesday night.More than 20 aircraft were struck while in flight over at least 16 U.S. cities, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation...

Date: 11/12/2015 | Nation & World

In this California city, you’ll find barbecue like no other

The city of Santa Maria on California’s Central Coast is commonly known as the state’s barbecue capital. Its barbecue always features a beef cut called tri-tip, a triangular-shaped piece of bottom sirloin, cooked over red oak.Or so I thought.

Date: 11/11/2015 | The Dish

Taking a break in accessible, everyday Prague

In the heart of the Czech Republic, Prague is “the golden city of a hundred spires.” This vibrant Baroque capital escaped the bombs of last century’s wars, so it remains one of Europe’s best-preserved cities. It’s the ideal springboard for travelers new to Eastern Europe — an accessible city with a...

Date: 11/08/2015 | Life

How to find the elusive great cuppa joe in Charleston (or any city)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston has earned a reputation as one of the great food cities of America, but as a coffee town, it’s as weak as the brew it serves.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

More than just wine

Don't forget Walla Walla's great shops, diners and historical sites

Date: 11/07/2015 | Life

Expedia to buy HomeAway for $3.9 billion

NEW YORK — Travel booking site Expedia said it’s buying short-term rental marketplace HomeAway for $3.9 billion to boost its presence in the vacation rental market.The Bellevue company said Wednesday it’s paying roughly $38.31 in cash and stock for each share of HomeAway, of Austin, Texas.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Business Wire

Spirit Airlines to start serving Sea-Tac airport

SEATTLE — Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will begin serving the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport starting in March 2016.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Business Wire

Thanksgiving air travel to be highest in 8 years

Thanksgiving air travel in the U.S. is expected to rise 3 percent this year with 25.3 million people hopping planes, the most crowded the skies have been since the Great Recession. The good news for travelers is that airfares have been on a distinct decline since summer, according to a forecast...

Date: 11/05/2015 | Business Wire

Solar storm knocks out flight control systems in Sweden

STOCKHOLM — Aviation officials said a solar storm knocked out the air traffic control systems in Sweden on Wednesday, prompting them to close the country's airspace for more than an hour.The civil aviation authority said the solar storm created disturbances in the...

Date: 11/04/2015 | Nation & World

Travelers got some great scares in Great Britain

As the days get shorter and Halloween has come and gone, I’ve been remembering some of the spookiest experiences I’ve had during my travels. One happened years ago when I was a tour guide, traveling around Great Britain with eight people on a minibus.

Date: 11/01/2015 | Life

The dead live on at Dia de Muertos festival in Seattle

There are skeletons, sweets and costumes.But this is not Halloween.It’s Día de Muertos. Day of the Dead.The ancient Mexican celebration honors deceased loved ones.

Date: 10/31/2015 | Life

The warm heart of the ever-inviting Quebec City

QUEBEC CITY — Shop windows are dominated by winter parkas. A cool, bitter wind blows off the St. Lawrence River. The trees are turning quickly now.

Date: 10/31/2015 | Life

No refund for refundable hotel room

Q: I made a reservation through Expedia for five nights at the Palms Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. When I booked the room, Expedia claimed that there was no cancellation fee if canceled prior to Sept. 17. I canceled in July.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Life

Expedia beats 3rd quarter profit forecasts

BELLEVUE — Expedia Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $283.2 million.The Bellevue-based company said it had profit of $2.12 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $2.07 per share.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Business Wire

Passengers injured as 767's engine burns

DANIA BEACH, Fla. — A jet plane's engine caught fire Thursday as it prepared for takeoff, and more than 100 passengers had to quickly evacuate using emergency slides. One person was seriously injured, officials said.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Nation & World

Allegiant inspections turn up Boeing MD-80 problems

WASHINGTON — When two Allegiant Airlines pilots couldn’t control their plane and scrubbed a takeoff from Las Vegas in August, the carrier discovered that a critical piece of equipment in the tail had come loose.

Date: 10/28/2015 | Business Wire

The best time

Mountain biking in Central Oregon is perfect in fall

Date: 10/25/2015 | Life

Great fishing at the tail end of America

What’s it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who has lived in a spot you may want to visit.

Date: 10/24/2015 | Life

Traveler disappointed with Airbnb digs

Question: I am writing to express my frustration and disappointment with Airbnb. My wife and I have been loyal Airbnb users, as well as highly reviewed guests, during stays in Milan; Portland, Oregon; and Santa Monica, California.

Date: 10/23/2015 | Life

Taste Europe

Food tours a great way to enjoy the local flavors

Date: 10/18/2015 | Rick Steves

Bed problem on reservation

Question: I recently made a reservation for a studio apartment at Adagio Paris Bercy Village using I requested twin beds for my sister and me.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Life

Delta Air Lines tops profit forecasts

Cheaper fuel helped Delta Air Lines Inc. shrug off a slight decline in revenue and post sharply higher third-quarter net income of $1.32 billion.The profit announced Wednesday was slightly better than Wall Street expected. Delta's shares rose more than 2 percent in afternoon...

Date: 10/15/2015 | Business Wire

Top 3 airlines flex political muscle in D.C.

WASHINGTON — U.S. airlines have ramped up an aggressive lobbying campaign that seeks nothing less than converting the government from industry regulator to business ally.The big three legacy carriers — Delta, American and United — want the Obama...

Date: 10/15/2015 | Business Wire

Storybook Germany

How to make the most of a visit to the Rhine

Date: 10/11/2015 | Life

On Terschelling, the beach stars, but the island directs

It was nearing 10:30 at night on Terschelling, but still not dark as my wife and I cycled through rippling sand dunes, their colors gradually muted by the fading light. Wild rabbits, a frequent sight on this largely undeveloped island in the Wadden Sea, hopped here and there, sometimes darting...

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Delta misfires on need for passport

Question: I wanted to let you know about an interesting situation we encountered while booking a trip to Puerto Rico.

Date: 10/09/2015 | Life

Airlines post better on-time rate but get more complaints

WASHINGTON — More flights are arriving on time but consumer complaints about the airlines have risen sharply.

Date: 10/09/2015 | Business Wire

JetBlue plans farm green space at JFK

NEW YORK — JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city — opening its own “farm” at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Date: 10/08/2015 | Business Wire

Paths to reflection: From sea to sea across Scotland, on foot

Two ridges of heather and grass rose up on either side of a narrow lake, like weathered hands scooping a drink of water. The blue sky was furrowed with clouds as bright as the patches of snow on the mountains in the distance. A gravel beach, wide enough for a few tents, etched a parenthesis in the...

Date: 10/03/2015 | Life

Scottish Highlands elevate food, drink and fun

Mention the Scottish Highlands to a foodie, and haggis jumps to mind. But rest assured, this wildly gorgeous and sparsely populated region of Scotland offers gourmet travelers much more than sausage made from sheep’s pluck. The food and drink delights of the Highlands match the region’s eye-popping...

Date: 10/03/2015 | Life

Russia’s 2nd largest airline in crisis as bankruptcy looms

MOSCOW — Russia’s second-largest airline, Transaero, is in crisis after two creditors on Friday said they will file bankruptcy proceedings following the collapse of a takeover plan.

Date: 10/03/2015 | Business Wire

TNT wedding gag doesn’t amuse TSA

DENVER — A wedding gift was no joke to TSA agents checking bags in a screening room at Denver International Airport.An agent watching an X-ray monitor spotted wax and fuses inside a checked bag at the airport.TSA said the bride and groom's names both start...

Date: 10/01/2015 | Off the Wire

Everyday errands are windows into European culture

I often preach that travel is more rewarding when you get beyond the blockbuster sights and touristy cliches and get intimate with a culture and its people. One way to do that is to pass time like a local rather than like a tourist. From relaxing with Europeans in a park to munching on fresh...

Date: 09/27/2015 | Life

Airline reverses course on compensation

Question: I recently experienced a 23-hour delay when flying from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to San Francisco on American Airlines. I spent nine hours at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and around 36 hours without sleep because of this issue, and also spent extra money on the rental car due...

Date: 09/25/2015 | Life

Travelers from North Carolina thankful for return of bike stolen in Mill Creek

MILL CREEK — A police officer here spotted a stolen bicycle and made sure it was returned to a couple who is traveling across the country.

Date: 09/23/2015 | Local News

National Parks offer free entry for fourth-graders, families

If your family includes a fourth-grader, you've got your ticket to the national parks for this year. The annual pass, which would otherwise cost a family $80 (unless the family includes a senior citizen or member of the military) is the latest in the National Park Service's efforts to...

Date: 09/22/2015 | Nation & World

Music is a bridge to European culture

Music has always been an important part of my life. My dad was a musician who also sold and tuned pianos, and I spent my high school years as a piano teacher. I was known among parents in my community for taking boys with tear-stained cheeks to my piano bench, starting them out with...

Date: 09/20/2015 | Life

Local parishioners become part of the papal journey

MARYSVILLE — The Rev. Dwight Lewis will never forget the day he came face to face with a pope. He was 14 when Pope John Paul II visited his island home of Trinidad Tobago.

Date: 09/19/2015 | Local News

Off the Yucatan Peninsula, tourists snorkel with whale sharks

I’m hanging in a bottomless abyss of blue-green, peering through a mask, when a shadowy shape practically the size of an 18-wheeler glides into frame.A 40-foot fish swims past, its mouth so wide I can see down its throat as it scoops up millions of tiny, nearly invisible fish eggs.

Date: 09/19/2015 | Life

Blame is shared in rental car mess

Question: I recently rented a vehicle from Dollar Rent A Car in Oakland, California. After waiting 45 minutes in a very long line that was being serviced by only one employee, I finally stepped up to the counter to initiate and complete the transaction for my vehicle. I declined the loss damage...

Date: 09/18/2015 | Life

Expedia closes deal to buy Orbitz travel site

CHICAGO — Orbitz Worldwide was officially bought by former rival Expedia on Thursday, a day after federal regulators dropped an objection to the $1.6 billion merger.

Date: 09/17/2015 | Business Wire

Wandering the city walls of Dubrovnik in Croatia

Croatia, with thousands of miles of coastline on the Adriatic Sea, is Eastern Europe’s Riviera. Holiday-makers love its pebbly beaches, predictably balmy summer weather and dramatic mountains. Croatia’s top tourist town, Dubrovnik, is deservedly known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” jutting...

Date: 09/13/2015 | Life

Celebrate the harvest and hurl a pumpkin in Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — Fall is coming and people here are getting ready to celebrate the harvest. The Snohomish Pumpkin Hurl & Medieval Faire starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues until 4 p.m. Sunday at Alexander...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Local News

All fourth graders can get free pass to national parks, other federal lands

Fourth-graders nationwide now can get a free pass to national parks, national forests and other federal lands. The program, Every Kid in a Park, was launched by the Obama administration on Tuesday.Fourth-graders can visit the Every Kid in a Park website at

Date: 09/08/2015 | Explore NW

Be adventurous and sample Europe’s offbeat delicacies

My palate has come a long way from my “Europe through the gutter” days, when my travel diet consisted of peanut butter and strawberry jam on cheap baguettes. Now one of my favorite parts of travel is sampling local specialties. From horse meat in France to pig’s ears in Spain, I make it a point to...

Date: 09/06/2015 | Life

Railroad buffs still make tracks to Strasburg

STRASBURG, Lancaster County - Parents instinctively want to re-create their favorite childhood memories for their own children. When we adopted our son, now 5, he arrived with an innate love of trains that reflected and even outpaced my own childhood devotion to all things railroad. It was only a...

Date: 09/05/2015 | Life

Have vegetable oil, will travel

Couple exploring country after creating fully sustainable vehicles

Date: 09/05/2015 | Local News

TSA screener charged in theft of $7,000 watch

NEW YORK — A Transportation Security Administration screener has been charged with stealing a passenger’s $7,000 diamond watch from a plastic bin at a Kennedy Airport security checkpoint.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Nation & World

What’s this $50 ‘other’ charge on rental-car invoice?

Q: I recently received a $50 “other” charge when I rented a car from Hertz in New Orleans. I tried to find out the nature of the charge by emailing Hertz twice, and received no reply.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Life

Our travels now are just checking places off lists

Generals have marked their operations by putting pins on wall maps of the world. could do the same for friends and neighbors who have just gotten back from some place and are about to leave for another. They often move in battalions meeting friends or family — who themselves have...

Date: 09/04/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Back in time

Scenic railroad will appeal to train-fans of all ages

Date: 09/04/2015 | Life

Better on a bike

5 great bike rides in the boondocks of Europe

Date: 08/30/2015 | Life

An arty app

Learn fascinating stories behind Sea-Tac art with STQRY

Date: 08/29/2015 | Life

Sweeping beauty

Finding stunning vistas and solitude in Iceland

Date: 08/29/2015 | Life

Who’s responsible for pilfered luggage?

Question: My 18-year-old daughter recently flew from Portland, Oregon, to Jacksonville, Florida, connecting through Atlanta. Her flight on Delta Air Lines was delayed more than three hours into the wee hours of the morning.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Life

Florence yields new discoveries on every visit

Geographically small but culturally rich, Florence is home to some of the greatest art and architecture in the world. I’ve been there more times than I can count, and with each visit, I’m reminded that I’ve barely scratched the surface of all it has to offer.

Date: 08/23/2015 | Life

Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort restored to seaside luxury

BLAINE — It used to be a salmon cannery.In old photographs found throughout its lobbies and restaurants, the recently renovated and top-rated Semiahmoo Resort celebrates the history and beauty of the spit on which it sits.This mile-long spit is across...

Date: 08/22/2015 | Life

Family travel five: Hit the trail with the whole family in tow

Take a hike — and take the whole family with you. Here are five scenic destinations to consider:

Date: 08/22/2015 | Travel

Airline won’t refund deceased son’s ticket

Q: Our son William died in an automobile accident in May. The time following this tragedy was taken up with grief, with us attempting to reconcile and resolve his personal affairs. In June, I found evidence that our son and his girlfriend had airline reservations with Allegiant for...

Date: 08/21/2015 | Life

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is one of Europe’s best strolls

There’s no better introduction to Edinburgh — the historical, cultural and political capital of Scotland — than a walk straight down the spine of the old town. Stretching from a hill-topping castle to a queen’s palace, this ramble is appropriately called the Royal Mile. Despite being crammed with...

Date: 08/16/2015 | Life

California’s Central Coast is amazing at every turn

BIG SUR, California — Marked by precipitous cliffs and hairpin curves that leave drivers (and their passengers) white-knuckled and breathless, this rugged stretch of California’s Central Coast has enthralled sightseers for decades with its natural beauty. Yet there comes a point on a leisurely...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life

U.S. flag rises again at Embassy in Cuba

HAVANA — Jubilant crowds waved American flags and chanted "Long live the United States!" as the Stars and Stripes rose over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Cuba on Friday after a half-century of often-hostile relations. Secretary of State John Kerry celebrated the...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Nation & World

Why can’t service dog fly on United?

Question: I was supposed to fly to Heathrow last night on United Airlines, but the airline wouldn’t let me on because of my hearing service dog, Aubie. I’m so upset.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Life

Savor the paradox and nuance of Budapest

Most Americans choose Prague as their first foray into Eastern Europe, but the true powerhouse of the region is Budapest, capital of Hungary. Budapest can be challenging and complicated — but it’s a cosmopolitan place of unexpected elegance, fascinating and rewarding.

Date: 08/09/2015 | Life

Men in Spandex

There's something about a man in form-fitting cycling shorts

Date: 08/09/2015 | Sports

Hike through vineyards and lemon trees in Italy’s Cinque Terre

This place doesn’t look real.From the top of a steep hillside covered in lemon trees and grapevines, the village of Manarola tumbles out below, like a handful of pink, orange and yellow blocks that have been shaken, then poured from a toy bag.

Date: 08/08/2015 | Life

Cider days

Visit trio of Washington's best cideries on the Olympic peninsula

Date: 08/07/2015 | Life

Exam ordered for man accused of unruliness on Seattle-to-Maui flight

HONOLULU — A man accused of drunkenly shoving a flight attendant and threatening to kill people on a flight from Seattle to Maui has been ordered to get mental-health and substance-abuse evaluations.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Northwest

No pet-friendly rooms at the inn

Question: I’m trying to resolve an error made by an Expedia booking agent with whom I spoke on the phone. I recently called Expedia to book two rooms at a Best Western in Cody, Wyoming. I would book the rooms only if they allowed pets.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Life

Volterra is king of the Italian hill towns

By Rick StevesJust a two-hour drive from jammed-with-tourists Florence, you’ll find what is perhaps Italy’s most underrated hill town — Volterra. With rustic vitality and surprising depth, its out-of-the-way location keeps it from being trampled by visitors.

Date: 08/02/2015 | Life

U.S., Russia ease travel rules for Bering Strait natives

ANCHORAGE — The United States and Russia are in the midst of their most tense relations since the Cold War, but for a small number of residents of both countries, things are warming up a bit.It will now be easier and cheaper for Alaska and Russia Native residents to...

Date: 08/02/2015 | Nation & World

Hitchhiking robot destroyed in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S.The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment told The Associated Press that someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair on...

Date: 08/02/2015 | Nation & World

Is Hotwire’s smoking filter haywire?

Question: I have been a customer of Hotwire for over 13 years. I love the thrill of pressing the button and not knowing what you will get, but have never been disappointed until last week.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Life

Breathing will get you buzzed

Cocktail fans in London will want to take a deep breath when they enter a pop-up bar that opens Thursday, July 28 on the site of an ancient monastery in Borough.Alcoholic Architecture features a walk-in cloud of cocktail composed of fine spirits and mixer at a ratio of 1:3.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Off the Wire

How to get away from the madding crowd in Europe

Crowds are becoming an increasing nuisance at top European attractions. There’s almost no way to experience places like the Sistine Chapel or the Palace of Versailles without a constant and raging commotion of tourists. It’s not uncommon to find hour-or-more waits in ticket-buying lines and rooms...

Date: 07/26/2015 | Life

Quirky & comfortable

Find world-class food and drink in friendly Portland

Date: 07/25/2015 | Life

Hundreds stranded in Oregon after German flight delayed

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of passengers heading to Germany on Condor Airlines were stuck at Portland International Airport in Oregon for nearly 24 hours after an electrical smell forced the crew to stay put.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Northwest

Breakfast in Portland

The Rose City takes its morning meal seriously

Date: 07/22/2015 | Life

Home fit for a driveway

Couple builds tiny house in front of their Everett home

Date: 07/21/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Tiny house, big benefits: Freedom from a mortgage — and stuff

America is having a big love affair with tiny houses. There are television shows: “Tiny House Nation” and “Tiny House Hunters.” There are movies: “Tiny: A Story About Living Small” and “Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary.” Pinterest has more than 900 boards devoted to tiny houses, and...

Date: 07/21/2015 | Life

On family trips take child’s-eye view

When my daughters were 9 and 7 years old, our family moved from Massachusetts to Washington state. My wife and I, in our infinite wisdom, decided to make our move into an exotic adventure. We would drive across the country in the late spring — Why take major highways when we could explore the back...

Date: 07/19/2015 | Life

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