AAA/Via Magazine: Spring Paddling and Birding in Beaumont

23 02 2022

My latest for Via Magazine details just a few of the many things I love about Beaumont, Texas. Click here to read the online version.

The Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail
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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Buried Treasure in Southern Idaho

30 01 2022

“There’s a ton of buried treasure in Southern Idaho, but not the kind you might think. From the road or on foot, the Hagerman and Twin Falls areas look like, well, a mostly flat and semi-arid landscape. But don’t be fooled. In addition to the renowned Snake River Canyon and Shoshone Falls, Southern Idaho’s “Magic Valley” is home to a number of deep, fertile gorges and smaller spring-fed box canyons that, due to the region’s relatively flat topography, are all but imperceptible to the eye until you’re just feet away from them. But if you know where they are and how to access them, their rewards are many. With that in mind, here’s a primer to help you seek out Southern Idaho’s buried treasures.” Click here to read the full story.

Box Canyon’s pristine blue waters




Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: A Long Winter Weekend in the Klamath Basin

7 01 2022

There are a ton of things you could do in the Klamath Basin with 72 hours to spend. That said, here’s how I did it, as told in Northwest Travel & Life.

Burney Falls




Five Best Waterfalls

21 10 2021

My latest story for 1889 Magazine was a fun one to write! Here are, for a variety of reasons, five of my favorite waterfalls in the state of Washington.

Rainbow Falls in Stehekin, Washington





Statesman Journal: Shotgun Creek features beautiful winter hike between Salem and Eugene

2 03 2021

My new book, “Best Easy Day Hikes Salem and Eugene” comes out April 1st! Here’s kind of a sneak peek – the Shotgun Creek hike was featured last week in the Salem newspaper, the Statesman Journal. Click here to read the online version.





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Off-Season Escape, Lincoln City

4 01 2021

The Oregon Coast in winter? Absolutely! My latest in Northwest Travel & Life details the why, what, and where, in Lincoln City during the winter months. On newsstands now or click here to read the PDF version.

Friends of Wildwood Open Space in Lincoln City




Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Prairie City, Oregon

28 12 2020

One of my favorite Eastern Oregon towns, for so many reasons. I detail quite a few of those attributes in my latest story for Northwest Travel & Life Magazine. Read the PDF version here.





Bend Magazine: Central Oregon Waterfall Hikes

4 10 2020

My first feature story for Bend Magazine details an eclectic mix of regional hikes. Click here to read the online version.

Strawberry Falls




Travel Oregon: The Joys of Hiking the Mid and South Willamette Valley

28 09 2020

My latest for Travel Oregon highlights some of the hiking gold I discovered while working on my forthcoming guidebook, “Best Easy Day Hikes Salem and Eugene.” Click here to give it a read!





Afternoon Live: Socially Distant Activities You Can Do This Spring Break

19 03 2020

Taking the family on lesser-visited outdoor excursions is a great way to stay healthy, keep spirits up, and maintain social distance. On my latest Afternoon Live segment, I list some Portland-area trails that accomplish all three. Click here to watch.