Northwest Travel Magazine: Winter Fun in Bozeman, Montana

22 11 2017

I LOVED Bozeman, Montana! Here are just a few of the fun things to do in the winter months -including Snowga 🙂 Click here to read the article.

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Northwest Travel & Life: The Schooner Zodiac

6 09 2016

My latest for Northwest Travel & Life details what it’s like to spend a few days aboard the Schooner Zodiac. This was easily one of my favorite assignments last year 🙂 Click here to read the story.

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Ex Novo

28 06 2016

My latest for Northwest Travel & Life covers the world’s first non-profit brewery, Ex Novo. Pick up this months issue or click here for the online version.

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Northwest Travel Magazine: Culinary Adventures on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

22 02 2015

An article I wrote for Northwest Travel Magazine about the burgeoning culinary scene in Coos Bay. A scene that is taking off in large part thanks to the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute. Read it online here.

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Northwest Travel Magazine: Radiator Whiskey

1 11 2014

The latest issue of Northwest Travel Magazine features a piece I wrote about Seattle’s Radiator Whiskey. I do a lot of eating and drinking in my line of work, and encounter great places for both endeavors on a regular basis. But this spot provided one of the best all around dining experiences I’ve had in recent memory. From the article:

“In particular, omnivores that aren’t afraid to push their boundaries will find this place with much to favor. Non-traditional anatomical regions of some of your favorite animals are creatively curated to the plate by Chefs Garrison and Palagi. Small plates like the Fried Beef Lip Terrine with Dijonnaise or the Cornflake Crusted Chicken Livers with Frank’s Red Hot and aioli are perfect representations. It’s gourmet comfort food centered around a whole-animal approach that fires on all cylinders.”

To read the rest, pick up the latest issue of Northwest Travel Mag or read it online here.

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Northwest Travel Magazine: Tails & Trotters

3 06 2014

Across the globe there are regional, artisanal products with reputations for excellence: Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy, Kobe beef from Japan, and the list goes on. Oregon farmer Aaron Silverman and his partner Mark Cockcroft wanted to do the same for pork in the Northwest. And they’ve accomplished it with Tails & Trotters, producing the first signature Northwest pork.

The renowned Jamón Ibérico ham inspired the idea. In Spain, the black-footed or “pata negra” pigs are allowed to roam the oak groves of the region where they are naturally fattened on acorns. And while the Northwest isn’t exactly a great place to grow acorns, Oregon is heaven for hazelnuts. So Aaron and Mark take Washington-raised pigs and finish them on Oregon hazelnuts. The finished product is as good as it gets. Check out the whole article here. Pictured below is their Bahn Mi – A Vietnamese-style sandwich w/ pickled carrot & daikon, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro & Asian herb mayo on a fresh bakery roll.

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Northwest Travel Magazine: Winter Adventure in Western Montana

2 01 2014

My latest feature for Northwest Travel Magazine is available on newsstands, or by clicking right here. This one was particularly fun to “research” :-). From the article:

“Our plan was to take snowmobiles miles up into the backcountry, spend the night in a yurt, go skiing and snowshoeing the next day, and then snowmobile back down. This all sounded great to me, and having never driven a snowmobile or slept in a yurt, I was pumped by the prospect; pumped until our guides handed us our avalanche packs.

These packs contained a number of items including a shovel and a locator beacon. I understood that there was no imminent avalanche danger and the guides knew exactly where to go and, more importantly, where not to go. But there’s always that moment of trepidation when you encounter something that reminds you of your vulnerability in the face of Mother Nature’s power. I remember reacting the same way when I moved to the Northwest and saw those “Tsunami Hazard Zone” signs with the stick figure running for his life.”

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