So here’s my confession: I’m not very good with bird identification. I am getting better – I even used our guidebook to help me learn that one of our regular summer visitors at the B&B is the Red-Necked Grosbeak. That was an exciting moment for me. But whether I know my birds or not, I [...]
When you are traveling, there’s always a list of the “to-dos”. My mom and dad took my brother and me to Florida when we were teens. We have pictures at the “southernmost point of the continental US” and we were woken up way too early to go snorkeling. When guests come to the Willamette Valley, [...]
In a world full of so much stress, it’s not surprising that lavender is so popular. There are lavender soaps, perfumes, dried wreaths and fresh bouquets. At a restuarant in Portland last month, I had a lavender lemon drop, and lavender lemonade is a tasty treat in the heat of summer. And of course, lavender has a starring [...]
The first Friday night of every month, Main Street in Newberg transforms itself from quiet little thoroughfare into the place-to-be as the businesses open into the evening with art, music, wine and food to celebrate the vitality of the local culture. ARTwalk, which started in 2002, draws folks from near and far to hobnob with [...]
Vista Balloon Adventures flies up to 7 balloons every day except Tuesday from April 1 through October 31, weather permitting. During the summer, the action starts about a half hour before sunrise and lasts about three and a half hours. Flights change to take advantage of the afternoon air in October.