Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdad Sings

Where the Crawdad Sings

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Delia Owens of North Idaho wrote her first novel in her 60s.“It was liike starting a second career on the 99-yard line.”

Christmas Unwrapped: Ellen Travolta Unwraps Stories from the Past

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What Ellen Travolta wanted for the holidays were stories about other people’s toys: one they got, didn’t get, or gave. To get her wish, she put together 14 of stories in her holiday production, “Christmas Unwrapped,” a cabaret-style production hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Resort.
A village of lights: Leavenworth, Washington during the Holidays
Photo Courtesy Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce

A Village of Lights: Leavenworth, Washington

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It’s been my good fortune to have traveled extensively during my lifetime, and much of that has taken place in the western U.S. from Alaska to Mexico. Some towns hold a special appeal and keep calling me back. Each state has probably two or three towns that hold that appeal. The small town of Leavenworth, Wash., has a particularly strong pull at Christmas.
Teton Valley Idaho

Visit Teton County, Idaho for Year-Round Fun

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Looking for year-round activities in one of the most beautiful mountain regions in the world? Then head for Teton County, Idaho, an area blessed with breath-taking scenery and lots to do and see.
Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail

Wheeling on the White Rim Trail

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Grab an opportunity this upcoming year to experience the endless remoteness of Canyonlands National Park via a scenic overlook or wheeling on the White Rim Trail.
Indian Wells 2015 by Chateau Ste. Michelle for International Merlot Day

Fall Wines

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Do yourself a favor and get an Indian Wells 2015 Merlot produced by Chateau Ste. Michelle, one of many fall wines to enjoy this season.
Tips for first-time snowbirds

Five Tips for First-Time Snowbirds

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We did plenty of things right for first-timers. But we also did plenty wrong. No matter, we acquired useful lessons along the way that other potential snowbirds might benefit from. For anyone pondering a southern migration for the first time, these five tips may prove helpful.