Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Hiking the National Wildlife Refuges of the Willamette Valley

30 03 2021

I’ve always enjoyed NWR’s for their natural beauty and wildlife viewing opportunities. But I never really considered them as places that possess many viable hiking options. However, the pandemic caused me to reassess the things that I wanted in a hike. I always sought out things like solitude and lesser-visited trails – something that NWR’s always offer. But they also often provide miles of wide dirt, gravel, or maintenance road trails that are great for social distancing. And so this story idea was born from last year’s new-found appreciation of hiking in NWR’s. Click here to read it.





Afternoon Live: Spring Break Getaways

18 03 2021

My latest appearance on Afternoon Live is all about the best spots for a Spring Break Getaway. Click here to watch the video segment.





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.





Afternoon Live: One Tank Getaways!

18 02 2021

Today on Afternoon Live I discussed some of my favorite winter One Tank Getaways. Click here to watch the segment.





Explore Oregon Podcast: Adventure and history await on the Tillamook Coast

24 01 2021

I recently had the privilege of appearing on the Explore Oregon Podcast to talk with hosts Zach Urness and David Davis about our favorite things on Oregon’s Tillamook Coast. Click here to listen.





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.





Afternoon Live: Social Distancing Al Fresco

29 09 2020

My last segment on Afternoon Live was all about some of the best places in Portland to dine and drink outside. There are some great options throughout the Willamette Valley, even as we head into fall! Click here to watch.