Springing into Action

Mar 11, 2021

Springing into Action (like Tigger) with a Bouncy New Issue!

Typically, this issue is our Annual Travel Issue. However, since travel is just not back to normal yet, we present you with the “Travel Lite” issue. It has half the fat and calories of our regular travel issue, yet we have “beefed” it up with what we hope you will find interesting and useful content!

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.” Those words come from none other than Charles M. Schulz, and details on the Schultz Museum and their new on-demand series are on page 2!

Another wise quote from Maya Angelou is referenced on page 4, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them”, and kicks off a reflection of the past emotional year through the eyes of Faith Pullido (she/they).

March is Women’s History Month, and Cycles Gladiator Wines is doing their part in 2021 by pairing up with the Dress for Success charity as well as Wine & Spirits Education Trust scholarship to a qualified female candidate. Peddle on over to page 6 for more information.

But if cycling isn’t your thing, you can always swim in Provincetown, or peruse their 60-plus galleries for your next piece of art. Pent-up demand means you’d better book early, folks! Find out how on page 8.

Part Two of “Transforming Pro Wrestling” begins on page 12 and tells the story of wrestler Salem Ellison and representation (or lack thereof) of LGBTQIA people in wrestling.

Climbing out of the wrestling RING and onto the skating RINK, you’ll find information on page 14 about Olympic Figure Skating star Adam Rippon’s new memoir as well as a book by his mother, Kelly, that are now available.

Do a triple toe loop and you’ll land on our cover story (on page 21), which takes us on a journey through Mendocino, Eureka, and Arcata. It’s an insightful look at the less-traveled parts of California that really make this state unique, and a creative (and more COVID-safe) alternative to crowded destinations like Palm Springs and Mexico.

Speaking of safe, there are some physically-distanced events planned for Downtown Sacramento and the Old Sacramento Waterfront for St. Patrick’s Day. Details on page 22!

On page 23, our new “Food, Beverage, and More” section visits Greece (sort of!) with some fun recipes, and then serves up “s’more” Girl Scout cookie magic. Learn about “corked” wine from our contributor and Certified Wine Specialist, Diana Kienle. And praise the ghost of Julia Child, the Outword Supper Club is coming back… soon, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, we’re definitely going to tune into the Oscars, in whatever form it may be presented. So far, the Outword gang are big fans of the movie “Nomadland,” so if you haven’t seen it, check it out on Hulu. “Nomadland” and other Academy Award frontrunners are written about on page 29. To close out our issue, we have a little bit of dreamy Nick Jonas (alas, wearing too many clothes) on page 32.

TTFN, Ta Ta for Now!