AAA/Via Magazine: Spring Paddling and Birding in Beaumont

23 02 2022

My latest for Via Magazine details just a few of the many things I love about Beaumont, Texas. Click here to read the online version.

The Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail




Cannon Beach, Oregon: Hiking Trails of Ecola State Park

3 02 2022

This is hopefully the first of many video projects that I’ll be doing for Cannon Beach. Produced by the fine folks at Morrisey Productions, this video details the hiking options at the iconic Ecola State Park. Please note that as of February 2022, the park is still temporarily closed to repair a sinkhole on Ecola Park Road. So please check before you go. Until the reopening, check this out!





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Buried Treasure in Southern Idaho

30 01 2022

“There’s a ton of buried treasure in Southern Idaho, but not the kind you might think. From the road or on foot, the Hagerman and Twin Falls areas look like, well, a mostly flat and semi-arid landscape. But don’t be fooled. In addition to the renowned Snake River Canyon and Shoshone Falls, Southern Idaho’s “Magic Valley” is home to a number of deep, fertile gorges and smaller spring-fed box canyons that, due to the region’s relatively flat topography, are all but imperceptible to the eye until you’re just feet away from them. But if you know where they are and how to access them, their rewards are many. With that in mind, here’s a primer to help you seek out Southern Idaho’s buried treasures.” Click here to read the full story.

Box Canyon’s pristine blue waters




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




Afternoon Live: Winter Getaways

8 01 2022

Earlier this week on Afternoon Live, I shared some of my favorite destinations for a winter getaway. Click here to watch the segment.

Leavenworth, Washington




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





Afternoon Live: Fun Family Vacations

24 06 2021

Last time on Afternoon Live I shared some of my favorite vacation destinations for the family, from all around the Northwest. Click here to watch the segment.

Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, Idaho





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.