Spring Vancouver Brewfest cancelled over coronavirus concerns

Photo by Cheryl Landes Organizers of the Vancouver Brewfest posted an announcement on the event's website that the spring festival in Vancouver, Washington, has been cancelled because of concerns over the coronavirus. New cases were reported in Washington, Oregon, and California yesterday. Health officials in Washington reported today that one person has died, which marks … Continue reading Spring Vancouver Brewfest cancelled over coronavirus concerns

Tonight, celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Mardi Gras parade in Portland

That headline is not a misprint! Portland has a grand Mardi Gras celebration every year, hosted by the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus. The celebration kicks off with a ball the Saturday before Fat Tuesday, followed by a free parade on the night of Fat Tuesday. The parade starts tonight at 7 p.m. at the corner … Continue reading Tonight, celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Mardi Gras parade in Portland

Celebrate chickens at a parade in Edison, Washington

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Skagit Valley is famous for its tulips and daffodils. It's also a favorite place for birdwatchers to flock to see hundreds of eagles and snow geese during the winter migration. But there's a domestic bird that the citizens of Edison loveā€”the chicken. They're so proud of this bird that they … Continue reading Celebrate chickens at a parade in Edison, Washington

Looking for places to go in 2020? Here are 52 suggestions.

Two Dog Flats at Glacier National Park, Montana (photo by Cheryl Landes) A new year and decade are in full swing. Is travel on your list? If you're looking for recommendations, the New York Times compiled a list of 52 destinations to visit this year: Washington, DC British Virgin Islands Rurrenabaque, Bolivia Greenland Kimberley Region, … Continue reading Looking for places to go in 2020? Here are 52 suggestions.