Cascade Journal: Trail Stories – Oregon hikes for history buffs

20 08 2015

My latest feature for Cascade Journal Magazine is about some of Oregon’s best historic hikes.

“Oregon’s world-class hiking trails are one reason many of us hang our hats here. The state also lays claim to an abundance of intriguing and significant chapters in human and natural history. These events leave their mark on both the landscape and its inhabitants’ culture, creating a destination to explore that’s a feast for both the eyes and the imagination. Here are a handful of hikes from around Central Oregon and a little farther afield that showcase the beauty of the region as well as the backstories that helped define it.”

Check out the full article here.

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Picture of the Week: North Wildwood Trail

6 04 2015

The northern end of Forest Park’s Wildwood Trail is my favorite segment of the entire park. There are fewer visitors, no invasive species, and you get scenes like this; where the park is trying to show off every possible shade of green in every conceivable texture :-)

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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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