Backroad Planet: Explore the Geological and Cultural Diversity of Southeast Arizona

11 08 2018

My latest for Backroad Planet details one of my favorite little corners of the American West. Click here to check it out!

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Back Country Lodging

6 08 2018

The cover story for the latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life Magazine is a piece I wrote about lodges with no roads. From the article:

In addition to unparalleled scenery, some of these lodges provide chef-driven farm to table cuisine on par with any top-tier urban restaurant, or thoughtfully detailed luxury accommodations you’d expect to find in downtown in a major city. Others specialize in being comfortably rustic, serving as the perfect home base for instant access to the remote and wild attributes of their immediate surroundings. Getting to these places requires alternative modes of transportation –  either hiking, kayaking, riding on horseback, a jet boat, raft, chartered flight, or some combination thereof. But however you access them, they are always exponentially worth the time and effort. Here are some of our favorites.”

Click here to read the PDF version.

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Willamette Week: 36 Hours of Sagebrush and Open Range in Southeastern Oregon

3 08 2018

My first feature for Willamette Week details a magical road trip I took to Southeast Oregon. Click here to read the online version.

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Beer at the Source – Washington’s Yakima Valley

20 07 2018

In the latest Northwest Travel & Life Magazine, I discuss the vibrant craft beer scene developing within the hops capital of the world – the Yakima Valley! Click here to read the PDF Version.

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Travel Happily at 25 MPH

19 07 2018

My best friend’s wedding turned into an impromptu weekend getaway, that prompted a reassessment of 25 mph zones. Click here to read the PDF version of the Northwest Travel & Life story.

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Afternoon Live Field Segment: Kayaking

6 07 2018

My first field segment as an outdoor adventure expert for Afternoon Live covered kayaking. In Part 1, I talk about my favorite spots to go paddling in the Portland area. In Part 2, we get in the water for an introductory overview of how to get started kayaking.

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Afternoon Live: “Happy Camper” Quiz

30 06 2018

Last week on Afternoon Live, I tested Tra’s wilderness knowledge with a “Happy Camper” quiz, and my mom made a guest appearance! Click here to watch the results 🙂

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