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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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: The Off-Season Joys of Alaska’s Capital

28 12 2018

The January issue of Northwest Travel & Life Magazine features a couple of Getaways I wrote about. The first being about a trip I took to Juneau in January. Yes, January, and it was fantastic! Pick it up on newsstands now or click here to read the pdf version.

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Backroad Planet: Explore the Geological and Cultural Diversity of Southeast Arizona

11 08 2018

My latest for Backroad Planet details one of my favorite little corners of the American West. Click here to check it out!

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Back Country Lodging

6 08 2018

The cover story for the latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life Magazine is a piece I wrote about lodges with no roads. From the article:

In addition to unparalleled scenery, some of these lodges provide chef-driven farm to table cuisine on par with any top-tier urban restaurant, or thoughtfully detailed luxury accommodations you’d expect to find in downtown in a major city. Others specialize in being comfortably rustic, serving as the perfect home base for instant access to the remote and wild attributes of their immediate surroundings. Getting to these places requires alternative modes of transportation –  either hiking, kayaking, riding on horseback, a jet boat, raft, chartered flight, or some combination thereof. But however you access them, they are always exponentially worth the time and effort. Here are some of our favorites.”

Click here to read the PDF version.

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Afternoon Live: “Happy Camper” Quiz

30 06 2018

Last week on Afternoon Live, I tested Tra’s wilderness knowledge with a “Happy Camper” quiz, and my mom made a guest appearance! Click here to watch the results 🙂

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