Sip Northwest Magazine: Meet Oregon’s Potential New Appellations

14 05 2019

If you ever came along on one of my “Waterfall and Wine” tours, you’ll probably remember that we talked a fair amount about the different American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s) in Oregon Wine Country. My latest story for Sip Northwest Magazine details how a new AVA comes into the world. as well as a handful of potential newborns expected any day now 🙂

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail

11 05 2019

The current issue of Northwest Travel & Life Magazine has a feature I wrote about waterfall hunting on the Olympic Peninsula – one of the most beautiful places in the Northwest! Pick it up on newsstands now, or click here to check out the PDF version.

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: From Chef to Brewmaster

2 05 2019

The latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life has a story that I’ve been kicking around for a while – Brewmasters that began as Chefs. There are quite a few excellent examples in the Northwest, including the three all-stars in the story. Pick it up on newsstands now, or check out the PDF version here.

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Brewmaster Will Leroux. Photo courtesy of Public Coast Brewing





Sip Northwest Magazine: How to Drink Beer Made in Olympia

26 04 2019

My first story for Sip Northwest Magazine details the thriving craft beer scene in Olympia, Washington. From the story:

“There was a time not all that long ago that Olympia was considered more of an I-5 afterthought between Portland and Seattle than a place worth spending any quality time. If you haven’t been lately, that’s changed. The shift toward destination status is reflected in a number of artisanal and craft pursuits, not the least of which would be the beer. The Olympia Brewing Co. may be gone, but here’s a rundown of some establishments that have picked up the brewing baton in Washington State’s capital, and are running with it.”

Click here to read the rest.

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British Columbia Magazine: The Rockwall Trail

16 03 2019

Last summer I took a bucket-list backpacking trip along Kootenay National Park’s legendary Rockwall. I was lucky enough to get to detail that experience in my first story for British Columbia Magazine. A cover story at that! It’s on newsstands now or you can check out the PDF version by clicking here

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Stay in a Boatel

6 03 2019

The latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life features a story that was an awful lot of fun to research. Pick up a copy on newsstands now or click here to read the PDF version. From the article:

In the neverending quest to seek out unique lodging options, we Northwesterners can go to some great and enjoyable lengths. We’ve hiked to backcountry lodges, stayed in lofty treehouses, slept in lavish five-star resorts, and built cozy stove fires in primitive yurts. All proven options. And all in the name of experiencing this wonderful corner of the globe in new and exciting ways.

Yet somehow, while we weren’t looking, Boatels slipped into the mix. The practical melding of the words “boat” and “hotel,” a Boatel is essentially a floating overnight accommodation. Though typically in the form of a stationary houseboat there is some variance. While all have placement on the water in common, locations range from quiet coastal rivers teaming with wildlife to marinas that are just steps away from destination dining and shopping options. They can be vacation rentals or Airbnb’s. But unequivocally, every one of them offers a new perspective on the places we want to explore. Here are a few of our favorite Northwest Boatels.”

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: The Capital of Cool

30 01 2019

I wrote a getaway piece for the latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life about one of my new favorite Northwest cities – Olympia. Click here to read the pdf version.

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