Picture of the Week: The Cape Meares Lighthouse

30 03 2015

Thanks to a new writing contract, I’ll be spending a lot of time in Tillamook County this year. Last week I visited the Tillamook Coast; specifically the Cape Meares Lighthouse. It was magic. In addition to perfect weather, grey whales were putting on a show as they migrated north. We were treated to several breaches from the lighthouse viewpoint.

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Northwest Travel Magazine: Portland – A City of Villages

18 03 2015

My latest feature for Northwest Travel Magazine explores three of my favorite neighborhoods; the eating, drinking, shopping, hiking, and beyond! Click the PDF link below to check it out.

Portland City of Villages

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Northwest Travel Magazine: Culinary Adventures on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

22 02 2015

An article I wrote for Northwest Travel Magazine about the burgeoning culinary scene in Coos Bay. A scene that is taking off in large part thanks to the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute. Read it online here.

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Three Must See Waterfalls in Tillamook

21 02 2015

I recently landed a wonderful gig writing outdoor-related blog posts for Tillamook Coast.com. In my first offering I discuss some must see waterfalls in the Tillamook Coast range, and why now is a great time to check them out. Click here to give it a read.

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Break Into Travel Writing Podcast

26 01 2015

Recently, I was privileged to be a guest on the Break Into Travel Writing Podcast. And was it ever a blast! I can’t tell you how much fun it was to be the interviewee as opposed to the interviewer :-) During the course of the nearly hour-long interview we discuss pretty much my entire career. We also cover my thoughts and opinions on breaking into the field, what it takes to be a good travel writer (and a bad one), my favorite things about Portland and the Northwest…..just a ton of stuff. Click here for the landing page of my episode. The podcast itself is at the bottom.

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2014 Gift Guide for the Outdoor Lover

8 12 2014

My annual gift guide for Examiner.com features my all-time favorite sleeping system for backpacking (the Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed) and a game-changer for coffee on the go (the GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press.) Click here to check it out!

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Portland By Bus

19 11 2014

Portland By Bus is a relatively new website that I’m pleased as punch to be associated with. Even if it’s just the occasional write up and photography :-) If you live in Portland or plan on visiting, the site is a dream and dare I say should be considered mandatory viewing if you plan on using public transit.

Anyway, here is the front of the site’s new rack card. A rack card is kind of an informational hand out; and this one features photography from yours truly :-) That’s Happy Hour at Samurai Blue on top and the ever-photogenic Portland Japanese Garden on the bottom.

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