Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Old Highway 99 Road Trip

11 01 2022

Up until the completion of Interstate 5, Route 99 was the main north-south highway running the length of America’s west coast, from Mexico to Canada. In the Northwest, much of that old route still exists. And while it might not be as efficient with regard to driving time as I-5, its winding path through Oregon wine country from Portland to Eugene showcases the best the Willamette Valley has to offer – and makes for a spectacular road trip! Let me tell you about it here.

The Willamette Valley from the Left Coast Estate, on HWY 99




Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: The McKenzie Restorative Travel Project

9 01 2022

Last year I was honored to be a part of the McKenzie Restorative Travel Project – a truly remarkable melding of immersive travel and volunteerism. You can read about it and my experience with the project here.





AAA / Via Magazine

8 01 2022

My first print story for Via Magazine is about one of my all-time favorite towns – Bisbee, AZ. Click here to read it.





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





Travel Oregon: The Restorative Power of Fishing in Oregon

24 05 2021

My latest for Travel Oregon details why fishing, particularly in Oregon, is such a magnificent endeavor. Click here to read it.

Fly fishing on Oregon’s McKenzie River





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Testing the Nomadic Life

8 05 2021

My latest for Northwest Travel & Life is about a van camping trip my girlfriend and I took with a company called GoCamp. The short story is that the van and the trip were both spectacular. The long story can be found here, in the PDF version of the magazine story.





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: 5 Adrenaline-Fueled Adventure Hubs

17 04 2021

My latest for Northwest Travel & Life Magazine lists five Northwest towns that specialize in certain outdoor activities. Click here to read the PDF version,

Juneau, Alaska




Conquering Addiction

6 04 2021

It’s rare that I am the subject of a story, as I’m usually the one authoring it. But this is one such instance, and a story I feel compelled to share in hopes of potentially helping other current and former addicts. Written by fellow writer and veteran, Marguerite Cleveland for Northwest Military, this story details the struggles with opiate and heroin addiction that ended my military career and almost ruined my writing career as well. It’s a very personal story with a hopeful and happy ending. Click here to read the online version.





Visit Bellevue: Waterfall Wanderings

3 04 2021

This is a story that I wrote for Aspire, a digital publication put out by Visit Bellevue. I really like what they did with it – made the story sing! Click here to check it out.