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Escapes: Rafting the Rogue

”Swimmer,” shouted our guide, James. Twenty feet upstream, a figure submerged under a flipped kayak. Split seconds passed, a bright yellow helmet shot to the surface above the fast-flowing 60-degree water. Flinging himself onto his kayak, Charlie, age 14, smiled and yelled, “Cool, I flipped!”...
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Escapes: Southern Oregon

If you’re leary of the supernatural, then the one thing you won’t want to do if you overnight at the Chateau at the Oregon Caves in southern Oregon is stay in suite 309–310. Rumor has it, it’s haunted. Unknowingly, that was our family’s assigned suite for two nights at this National Historic Monument...
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Escapes: Tri-Cities

In a region with 300 days of sunshine a year and a surrounding landscape of sagebrush and vineyards, Tri-Cities is a sun-lover’s Nirvana. If you’re looking for a warm-weather diversion, this hub of Eastern Washington’s Columbia Valley won’t disappoint....
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No small potatoes

If thoughts of Idaho conjure up images of plains and potatoes, think again. The northern panhandle region is home to towering mountains, glacial lakes and some of the most incredible outdoor family adventures you can imagine....
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TransRockies Run

As the air grew thin in the high Colorado Rockies, conversation ceased and my breathing grew more labored. I focused on the trail shoes and muscled calves of the runner just ahead of me...
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Beer-Geek Speak

Alcohol By Weight (ABW) and Alcohol By Volume (ABV): After Prohibition in America, breweries wanted their beers to seem more temperate, so they used the alcohol-content-measurement system that provided the lowest number, which is ABW (alcohol is lighter than water)....