Sip Northwest Magazine: Illahe 1899 Expedition

19 06 2019

My latest for Sip Northwest tells the story behind one of my favorite trips from last summer – paddling wine 65 miles down the Willamette River for Illahe Vineyards. But there’s so much more to it than that! Click here to read the story.

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Beaumont Made Me a Birder

18 06 2019

I went to Beaumont, Texas earlier this spring to discover the world of Birding. Here’s what I learned. Also super chuffed to finally get a David Attenborough reference into a story 🙂

 





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: 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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Willamette Week: 36 Hours of Sagebrush and Open Range in Southeastern Oregon

3 08 2018

My first feature for Willamette Week details a magical road trip I took to Southeast Oregon. Click here to read the online version.

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Afternoon Live Field Segment: Kayaking

6 07 2018

My first field segment as an outdoor adventure expert for Afternoon Live covered kayaking. In Part 1, I talk about my favorite spots to go paddling in the Portland area. In Part 2, we get in the water for an introductory overview of how to get started kayaking.

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