OnTrak Magazine: Crabs, craps, and crashing waves

11 04 2017

My first story for OnTrak Magazine details the perfect winter weekend in Coos Bay. Click here to read the story.

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Afternoon Live: Wildflower Hikes

11 04 2017

Spring = Wildflower hikes! Yesterday I was on Afternoon Live to talk about some of my favorites. Click here to watch the segment.

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Northwest Travel & Life: Beer for the People

20 03 2017

I loved writing this story. Some of the best times I’ve had on the road were at these very establishments. From the article:

“Good people drink good beer.” The ancient Celtic axiom popularized by Hunter S. Thompson may or may not ring true in every instance. But that’s not the point. The Northwest is filled with justifiably proud people. We are proud of the things we do, the things we make and the places we call home. Smaller communities, in particular, rally around a source of local pride. One of the things we do better than most is beer.

There are brewpubs and alehouses that are the heart of some Northwest towns. They are hubs where families and friends meet. They are places that out of towners take special trips to experience. They are institutions, where good people go to drink good beer. Here are just a few of our small-town favorites.

Click here to read the whole thing.

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Tillamook Coast: Spring Chinook Fishing in the Tillamook Bay

14 03 2017

Spring is around the corner, and so is some prime fishing out on the coast. From the article:

“Salmon is one of the most popular fish worldwide. But in the Northwest, Salmon is king.

In fact, you’ll often hear Chinook referred to as king salmon. This is a fitting title for a trophy cherished most by fishermen, chefs, and consumers alike. And while the spring runs might be smaller than those of the more famous fall season, the Tillamook Bay is home to some excellent spring Chinook fishing in May and June.”

Click here to read the whole article.

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Afternoon Live: Under the Radar Coastal Towns

25 01 2017

Yesterday I was a guest on Afternoon Live to discuss my favorite, lesser-known coast towns, and why you should visit! Click here to watch the segment. Photo from Jot’s Resort, Gold Beach.

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Northwest Travel & Life: Break Away to Central Oregon

12 01 2017

One of four stories I have in the latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life, this piece details the glory of winter in Central Oregon. From the article:

“Central Oregon doesn’t have to work very hard to attract visitors. The town of Bend sits snugly against the eastern side of the Cascade Range, and the area offers everything from dense forest to high desert, and a collection of ecoregions in between. What was once a logging town was transformed a while back into a base camp for outdoor enthusiasts of nearly every ilk. As the morph progressed, Bend became an artist enclave, with an exceptional food and drink scene following closely behind. The Bend-Sunriver-Mt. Bachelor area has somehow managed to hold onto much of its rugged Western character while becoming a destination for world-class hiking, paddling, and fishing, as well as cuisine. But the allure of Central Oregon goes well beyond summer.”

Click here to read the whole story.

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Tillamook Coast: The Oregon Coast Trail

10 12 2016

My latest for Visit Tillamook Coast is about Oregon’s entirely public coastline and the trail that explores it. From the article:

“Thanks in large part to governors Oswald West and Tom McCall, the Oregon Coast belongs to all of us. The sea stacks, beaches, meadows – it is all open to the public. The Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) was designed and developed to showcase the splendor of our beloved coastline. From where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, down to the California border, the OCT explores the coast and more.” Click here to read the whole story.

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