I love climbing and being in the fresh, alpine environment. Though my curiosity for climbing started early in college – I had the ridiculous thought that is was too late for me to learn. Several years later when I had the fortunate opportunity to do a charity climb up Mount Rainier with a friend, I […]
Similar to winter maintenance for your house, your car has winterizing tasks that should be performed to help protect it as we move into the new season.
While travel can be exciting, your skin and hair may not always enjoy the adventure. Dry skin on flights and frizzy hair at a humid locale can throw off your plans and photos. Use these tips to look and feel your best away from home. BEFORE YOU LEAVE Schedule services for hassle free beauty. […]
Time to explore the great Northwest! Whether it’s with your family, your dog, or just a personal escape, there are multiple reasons to get outdoors. The Washington Traits Association (wta.org) offers a first-rate list of hikes in the area. Below are a few of our favorites. REDMOND WATERSHED PRESERVE This is a good gentle hike […]
Whether vacation or business trip, make your journey more comfortable and relaxing with these travel tips from the experts at The Spa. BEFORE YOU TAKE OFF Keep hydrated. Limit the amount of salt and alcohol consumed the day before and the day of travel but drink plenty of water. Herbal teas such as ginger and […]
Vacations are an opportunity to unwind and spend time with your family. However, they can lead to weight gain if you don’t stay mindful of your food choices. Keep it simple. Choose lean proteins and vegetables first, and pick from fruit beans, and whole grains when thinking about carbohydrates. Limit the sweet stuff and stay […]
While it may seem a little more challenging to stay focused on exercise when you’re on the road, here’s how you can use your trip as an opportunity to shake up your training routine. Vacations Make a plan. It’s much easier to stay on track if you plan ahead. Pack your workout clothes, a good […]
Planning a family road trip? Here’s how to create happy family memories that will last a lifetime. LET THE KIDS BE INVOLVED IN PLANNING Take out your family road map and dedicate a couple of family nights to planning the trip together. Do you plan to visit any historical sights along the way? If your children […]