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Alternative Accommodations

Posted by Dan Webster on July 3, 2018, 6 a.m.

The drug paraphernalia we found on the stairwell was a pretty clear indication that our first Airbnb venture wasn't going to work out.

That situation occurred several years ago, back when we were Airbnb rookies. Since then, we’ve gotten a whole lot better at picking our spots.

I’ll get back ...

Summer Reading: A Boost for Books

Posted by Sarah Bain on July 1, 2018, 10 a.m.

Summertime means sun and vacations, giving you time to relax and dig into some quality reading. Some people prefer lighter reading, while others have more time in the summer to languish over longer tomes. Here are some of the season’s best reads that are sure to be engage you whether ...

Dive Right In: Swimsuits

Posted by Renée Sande on June 29, 2018, 6 a.m.

If you haven’t already found your perfect swimsuit for the warm days ahead, or you’re looking to stock up your selection, we’ve got the skinny on the hottest swimsuits for 2018 that will keep you feeling and looking cool into 2019.

While the trends aren’t a huge departure from last ...

Summer Blooms at Northland Rosarium

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on June 27, 2018, 6 a.m.

A visit to the Rosarium on a bright summer day is as much a garden party as it is a shopping trip. With hundreds of fragrant and hardy own-root roses – perfect for Spokane’s Zone 5 climate – and an array of beautiful companion plants, the Rosarium is a place ...

Forecast: Hot Summer, Cool Treats

Posted by Staci Lehman on June 22, 2018, 6 a.m.

It used to be, when it came to summertime treats, you had a handful of ice cream flavors, Popsicles, fudge sickles and those orange sherbet cups you ate with a wooden “spoon.” Today you can multiply those options by about a thousand, and some are even local and healthy.

“They’re ...

Springtime in Savannah

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on June 20, 2018, 6 a.m.

When we left Spokane, the early morning sky was the color of lead and spitting pellets of snow and ice. Hours later, when our plane touched down in Georgia and we drove into the beautiful and historic city of Savannah, even though the day there was unseasonably chilly, the difference ...

Ready to Ride

Posted by Theresa Tanner on June 18, 2018, 6 a.m.

On a visit to Westside Motorsports in mid May, a few motorcyclists were practicing on their asphalt training course behind their showroom and service center in southwest Spokane. This isn’t out of the ordinary, as the motorcycle dealership offers classes for riders almost daily, except for the fact that it ...

Old-school Style

Posted by Staci Lehman on June 14, 2018, 6 a.m.

It may be that men are finally catching on to what women have known for a long time – or maybe it is just more acceptable now – but more men are spending time and money on salon services that feel good, like traditional straight razor shaves.

While the straight ...

Cook Like a Pro

Posted by Renée Sande on June 13, 2018, 6 a.m.

Do your aspirations include cooking the perfect poached egg or perhaps mastering the complex clarification process required to make consommé? Or maybe you just want to make good food and look good while doing it?

Whatever your goals are in the kitchen, if they include whipping up some culinary magic, make sure to stock ...

Sale Ready Homes

Posted by Theresa Tanner on June 11, 2018, 6 a.m.

If you’re thinking of putting your house up for sale, now is a great time. After the subprime mortgage crisis and recession of the mid-2000s, the market has steadily recovered and more people are ready to buy homes.

But with local housing inventory low, some properties are only ...