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




Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: The Power of Rural Travel

29 09 2020

It has been a while since many of the magazines I normally write for have put anything out in print. Slowly and carefully, however, things are coming back online. My latest for Northwest Travel & Life Magazine is about one of my favorite forms of travel, which might also be one of the safer forms available to us at the moment. But beyond the inherent benefits of fewer people and wide-open spaces, rural travel has so much more to offer. It’s on newsstands now, or click here for the PDF version.





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!





Sip Magazine: Ask the Pros – What producer should be on our radar right now, and why?

20 03 2020

Also in the new Sip Magazine, I wrote the inaugural piece for a new column called “Ask the Pros.” This was a fun one! I asked Whitney Burnside from 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Brad Ford from Illahe Vineyards, Sommelier, Courtney Smith, Camille Cavan from Quaintrelle, and Mike Huffman from Whidbey Island Distillery – What producer should be on our radar right now, and why? Here’s what they said.





Sip Magazine: Craft Kitchen – When Beer and Quality Eats Unite

18 03 2020

My first feature for Sip Magazine is about the best Brewpub food and beer pairings around the region. From the story: “Wine pairs with food. As sure as the sun rises and sets, this publication and countless others exist, due in part to our acknowledgment and appreciation of this time-honored fact. While the craft brewing industry might not be as broadly recognized for it, the art of pairing food with beer has been coming into its own for years now.”

Click here for the pdf version. Or better yet, they are offering a special price for this issue. If you order using the promo code, FRIENDSOFSIP, they’ll send it to you for $4.99, no charge for shipping!

Korean BBQ Tofu Skewers and a pint of Batch 15 IPA, from Aslan Brewing. Photo courtesy of Aslan Brewing.





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Foodie Tours

4 03 2020

As many of you know, I have been a culinary tour guide in one capacity or another for close to a decade. And the reason I keep my tour guide pilot light lit is because giving a great culinary tour is one of my all-time favorite things. I also love going on them 🙂 My latest for Northwest Travel & Life Magazine gives a rundown of a handful of my favorites. It’s on newsstands now, or you can click here to read the PDF version.

 





Sip Northwest Magazine: Where to Drink Beer in the Walla Walla Valley

27 02 2020

I adore Walla Walla, so this story was a pleasure to research. Plus, there was beer! Oh, so much beer 🙂 Click here to read the story.