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




Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: The McKenzie Restorative Travel Project

9 01 2022

Last year I was honored to be a part of the McKenzie Restorative Travel Project – a truly remarkable melding of immersive travel and volunteerism. You can read about it and my experience with the project here.





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




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