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The Pacific Northwest has a fascinating landscape, shaped by ages of fire and floods. It’s possible to see this geological history come to life at the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, just about an hour’s drive from Yakima, in Vantage, Washington.

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The enormous bull bursts out of the chute, bucking and kicking his legs so high he’s nearly vertical. He leaps around in circles, with the rider gripping a rope wrapped around his chest, trying to defy the power of an animal that weighs nearly a ton. If the rider manages to stay on this leap…

It’s finally summer and the long sunny days stretch out before you like a magic carpet waiting to reveal new places and new adventures. Whether you plan to travel to the beach, go camping, or just stay home and throw a backyard party, we found some clever new products that can add even more …

I don’t know about you, but I get pretty excited when a new restaurant opens. And I get doubly excited when it’s a new eatery downtown. After driving past the vacant location of the former Tony’s Steak House for the last few years, and after saying goodbye to Black Angus at the end of Februa…

My grandma was famous for her potato salad. It’s a simple recipe, but something about the way she made it was special. She had a giant vintage white bowl dedicated specifically for this salad and anytime my dad would walk through the back door of her house and see it sitting out on the count…

We all have bucket lists. A list of events, adventures and places we want to experience before we, well, kick the bucket. It would be fun to take a peek at other people’s lists. I bet we all have a few unique things on there that others don’t. One experience on my list is mushroom hunting.

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Brock Kramer is beaming. He’s soaked, he’s spent, and he can’t wipe the grin off his face. He and his fellow Coast Guardsmen just hauled the yellow raft that flipped them into the Tieton River up onto the banks at the end of a wild two-hour ride. “It was awesome! It was excellent!” he declar…

I remember walking into the backyard of my husband’s childhood home for the very first time. It was on a hot sunny afternoon in late spring. The picnic table was covered in a vinyl tablecloth and every square inch of it was loaded down with salads and bowls of chips, platters of watermelon a…

When it comes to great food and beverage pairings, there are few that work as perfectly together as milk and cookies or champagne and caviar, except for — pizza and beer!

Hops have been grown in the Yakima Valley since the 1880s. With such a long history, you’d think it would be a crop that’s always been on the minds of people living here, but not so. Hops used to be one of a number of crops in the Valley that were afterthoughts at best. Why? Take the example…

Beer is the world’s oldest recorded recipe. And 12,000 years after humans first figured out the attraction of fermented barley, brewers are still trying to create the special recipe that will give them that perfect beer.

Family means something different to all of us. To some, family is all in the blood —they are the people we see on holidays, when everyone comes together from far and wide, the people we grew up with, who inspire us, and helped us get to where we are today. To others, it is defined by the peo…

He’s been called the “Dean of America’s craft brewers” and the Wall Street Journal called him “The Patriarch of the micro movement.” Personally, I prefer Bert Grant as the “Neil Young of Microbrews.” Neil didn’t invent Rock ’n Roll, but he was the Godfather of Grunge. Likewise, Bert didn’t i…

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