Afternoon Live: Romantic Walks for Valentine’s Day

4 02 2022

Pretty straightforward – Where to go for a romantic stroll :-). Click here to watch the segment.

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge




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




Travel Oregon: The Joys of Hiking the Mid and South Willamette Valley

28 09 2020

My latest for Travel Oregon highlights some of the hiking gold I discovered while working on my forthcoming guidebook, “Best Easy Day Hikes Salem and Eugene.” Click here to give it a read!





Afternoon Live: In-Car Travel Adventures

30 05 2020

As reopening begins, we all want to alleviate our collective cabin fever. However, it’s important to do so in a responsible way. A great option is to take a scenic road trip that affords numerous opportunities along the route to take in a view, stretch the legs a little, and get some fresh air. I discuss some of my favorite in-car adventures on my latest Afternoon Live appearance. Click here to watch the segment.

 





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Foodie Tours

4 03 2020

As many of you know, I have been a culinary tour guide in one capacity or another for close to a decade. And the reason I keep my tour guide pilot light lit is because giving a great culinary tour is one of my all-time favorite things. I also love going on them 🙂 My latest for Northwest Travel & Life Magazine gives a rundown of a handful of my favorites. It’s on newsstands now, or you can click here to read the PDF version.

 





Afternoon Live: Unique, Romantic Spots for Valentine’s Day

12 02 2020

Some of my favorite romantic restaurants in Portland for Valentine’s Day, or any day. Here’s my segment on Afternoon Live.





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Oregon Highway 395

6 01 2020

My latest for Northwest Travel and Life Magazine details one of my favorite road trips from last year – the Oregon section of Highway 395. Pick it up on newsstands now or click here to read the pdf version.





Afternoon Live: Holiday Hikes

18 12 2019

Why hiking during the holidays is important, and what type of trails are good for this time of year – on my latest Afternoon Live appearance! Click here to watch.





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Chef-Driven Oyster Bars

7 11 2019

In terms of origins, this story for Northwest Travel & Life Magazine was a little different. I normally think of ideas based on my travels. In this case, two of my favorite restaurants that I regularly frequent, also happen to be oyster bars. So here you go 🙂 It’s on newsstands now, or click here to read the pdf version.

Photo courtesy of Olympia Oyster Bar

 





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Overnight in a Lighthouse

6 11 2019

Did you know that there are some lighthouses in the Northwest that you can stay overnight at? In my latest story for Northwest Travel & Life I describe what to expect and list my favorites. Pick up a copy on newsstands now or click here to read the pdf version.