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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Best Of Leavenworth

POWERED BY VISIT BEND This weekend, I had the pleasure of renting an incredible cabin in Leavenworth with a great group of friends. I've been making my way over to this magical place all my life, from Oktoberfest shenanigans to summer rafting trips. No matter what time of year you venture to...
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Vicky's Dirty N' Nerdy Blog: Bring on March!

I can’t believe that February is already almost through. I still feel like we’re waiting on Christmas break! That’s the “beauty” of getting older, time seems to go by at a more accelerated pace as well as the amount of free time we use to take for granted is not few and far between. Now, come March...
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Rock Blog: Kurt At 50

It’s no easy job being the face of a generation, as was Kurt Cobain in the 90s. At the height of Nirvana’s too brief career, Kurt, not handling fame and fortune very well, took his own life. A very, very dark day was April 5th, 1994. The only way I consider myself lucky at this time was to be...
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ROCK BLOG: TOOL - Maynard working on vocals

Maynard James Keenan HAS begun working on vocals for their 5th studio album, according to Tool's official website. This May will mark 11 years since 10,000 Days was released. Over the past decade we have been teased and tortured with news of a new Tool album, only to be bummed when one wasn't...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: The 5 Most Beautiful Drives In Washington

POWERED BY VISIT BEND Growing up in the greater Seattle area and going to college at WSU in Pullman, I feel lucky to have lived on both the east and west side of the Evergreen State. I'm also lucky that as a child, my dad INSISTED on taking the scenic route everywhere we traveled. And we drove a...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: The Best New Breweries & Their IPAs

POWERED BY VISIT BEND New Year, new brews, my friends! It's no secret that Washington is home to some of the BEST craft breweries in the country, and of course we all have our favorites, but I challenge you to check out some of the newer breweries to hit the PNW! These four seriously grabbed my...
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Rock Blog: Rush's 'Fly By Night' Turns 42

It's crazy to think that an album that came out 10 years before I was even born has had such a profound impact on my life. It actually had a profound impact on the career direction of the Canadian power trio as well, as it was the first to feature drummer Neil Peart. Some would argue he's the...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Bartending For A Cure!

POWERED BY VISIT BEND I am SO excited, Rockaholics! Next weekend, there's an opportunity to come out and raise funds and awareness for an organization very near and dear to my heart - the National MS Society . The Stanwood Eagles graciously invited me to be their guest bartender on February 25th,...
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Rock Blog: Metallica IS Rock

When I first heard that Metallica was coming to Seattle on August 9th, I promptly screamed like a little girl and did a happy dance. I know, not that “rock” of me, but seriously, this is such gigantic news in the rock world especially after listening to Hardwired… to Self Destruct in its entirety...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Craft Brews & Snow Shoes

POWERED BY VISIT BEND Getting out of town for a winter getaway is one of my favorite things to do this time of year, and with Bend Oregon SO close by, you'll have an absolute blast heading there for a few days of Craft Brews & Snow Shoes! Just a quick flight from Seattle or a scenic 6-hour...
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