Afternoon Live: Local River Floats

13 07 2021

The river float is a cherished rite of summer here in the Northwest. Last week I was on Afternoon Live to discuss the particulars and recommend some of the best spots in the area. You can watch the segment here.

Floating on Washington’s Cowlitz River.





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





Afternoon Live: Best Family Hikes in Washington County, Oregon

31 05 2021

Washington County is brimming with outstanding urban hiking options for the family. My latest appearance on Afternoon Live provides a nice rundown. Click here to watch the segment.

Hiking in Noble Woods Park




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.





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: 5 Adrenaline-Fueled Adventure Hubs

17 04 2021

My latest for Northwest Travel & Life Magazine lists five Northwest towns that specialize in certain outdoor activities. Click here to read the PDF version,

Juneau, Alaska




Explore Oregon Podcast: 15 Favorite Hikes Near Salem

15 04 2021

I was back on the Explore Oregon Podcast recently. This time, the hosts and I came up with a list of our favorite hikes within an hour of Salem. Click here to listen.

Trail scene along the McDonald-Dunn New-growth/Old-growth Loop.




Afternoon Live: Best Easy Day Hikes Salem and Eugene

14 04 2021

My latest Afternoon Live appearance is all about the new book, Best Easy Day Hikes Salem and Eugene. Click here to watch the segment.





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: 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.