The chiseled, mist-shrouded cliffs of the Columbia Gorge run along the border between Washington and Oregon. On the Oregon side, verdant side canyons choked with ferns and moss cradle scores of waterfalls, each slightly different in height, appearance and flow.
There are 90 waterfalls to explore along the Columbia River Highway. In fact, you’ll spot sign after sign for a pull-off, overlook, viewpoint or trailhead to these myriad falls. The options can be overwhelming, but with careful planning you can see the best of the Gorge’s many falls in just one day.
Starting from the west, the first waterfall you come to is Latourell Falls. This is an ideal first stop to whet your appetite for what’s to come. Latourell’s lower cataract is accessible via a short, paved path that brings you to the base of the thundering 224-foot drop.
Heading east, you’ll soon arrive at the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge, behind which sits the Gorge’s most iconic waterfall: two-tiered Multnomah Falls. This is a great place to recharge with a snack or cup of coffee.
Stretch your legs on the one-mile trail to Wahclella Falls, tucked in a steep box canyon accented by countless shades of green lichens, ferns and moss. And finally, stop at Lower Punchbowl Falls, which you’ll reach after an easy two-mile hike to a stunning emerald pool and 15-foot falls.
The first Saturday in May is a special time of year for comic book fans all over the country. Free Comic Book Day functions exactly like it sounds. Comic book stores across the country host a day of festivities where, regardless of whether you buy anything, you can walk away with free books.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
The babymoon trend is adding to the number of women traveling while pregnant. Expecting moms often need special items to take on the road. If you plan to travel while pregnant, you may want to consider adding these products to your suitcase.
Online shopping continues to soar in popularity with more people choosing to browse an entire catalogue of options instead of making a trip to the store. It makes sense because people are busy and sometimes don’t have time to spend hours browsing a store only to buy a few outfits. When shopping online, people can buy items sporadically or fill up carts and purchase them later. Online shopping is now more than just searching on the web, it’s also swiping through an app. Apps make it easier than ever to keep up with sales, new items and trends.
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With the early days of spring behind us, the busy days of summer festivals and events will be here before you know it. Most festival favorites, like Bonnaroo, Firefly, Coachella, Lollapalooza, CMA Music Festival and Austin City Limits, have lineups already announced, early-bird pricing expired and tickets mostly sold out or close to it, but, don’t worry, there are far more unique events taking place all over the world. If not this year, at least keep them on your radar for next.