Articles written by: Lisa Nuss

Tips for Camping in a Rainforest
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Tips for Camping in a Rainforest

Tucked in the northwest corner of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is a rain forest. It’s easy to think it’s not a real rain forest, since it’s only a few hours from Seattle and not somewhere in South America. But campers heading to the Hoh Rain Forest would be wise to heed the […]

Sibling Warfare (or don’t get into a canoe with your older sister)
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Sibling Warfare (or don’t get into a canoe with your older sister)

My sister Janet– four years older – found out about this great outdoor women’s weekend sponsored by the state fish & wildlife department. Over the weekend at a state park, they put on various half-day seminars to teach the basics of skills such as fly fishing, skeet shooting, bird watching, […]

Kayaking for Closure
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Kayaking for Closure

Most recently split-up couples wouldn’t plan a vacation to the romantic San Juan Islands. My ex and I ended up there when he worked a stint at the university’s research station. Six months after ending our four-year relationship, we missed each other. It hadn’t been a stormy break-up – it […]

Test of a relationship – Take a hike
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Test of a relationship – Take a hike

People have different relationship “tests.” I read an essay by a woman who had a whole system worked out to analyze her compatibility with a guy by the kind of books he had. Experts often recommend comparing spending habits of a significant other, as differences there are often a predictor […]

How to plunge into Paddling
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How to plunge into Paddling

By Lisa Nuss If you’ve seen those dragon boat festivals and outrigger canoe races that seem to be everywhere now and thought it looked like fun – I have good news. Even if you’ve never paddled before, there is a recreational team out there for you.   Drums of the […]