Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Stay in a Boatel

6 03 2019

The latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life features a story that was an awful lot of fun to research. Pick up a copy on newsstands now or click here to read the PDF version. From the article:

In the neverending quest to seek out unique lodging options, we Northwesterners can go to some great and enjoyable lengths. We’ve hiked to backcountry lodges, stayed in lofty treehouses, slept in lavish five-star resorts, and built cozy stove fires in primitive yurts. All proven options. And all in the name of experiencing this wonderful corner of the globe in new and exciting ways.

Yet somehow, while we weren’t looking, Boatels slipped into the mix. The practical melding of the words “boat” and “hotel,” a Boatel is essentially a floating overnight accommodation. Though typically in the form of a stationary houseboat there is some variance. While all have placement on the water in common, locations range from quiet coastal rivers teaming with wildlife to marinas that are just steps away from destination dining and shopping options. They can be vacation rentals or Airbnb’s. But unequivocally, every one of them offers a new perspective on the places we want to explore. Here are a few of our favorite Northwest Boatels.”

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Travel Happily at 25 MPH

19 07 2018

My best friend’s wedding turned into an impromptu weekend getaway, that prompted a reassessment of 25 mph zones. Click here to read the PDF version of the Northwest Travel & Life story.

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Backroad Planet: 14 Top Attractions in Hot Springs, Arkansas

12 06 2018

My first story for Backroad Planet covers my recent trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas. Click here to read why I think you should go, and what you’ll want to see and do when you get there!

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Easy on the Earth Travel

15 03 2018

The latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life Magazine has a feature I wrote about ecotourism. And there’s a lot more to it than the name might indicate. Click here to read the online version.

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Northwest Travel Magazine: Coos Bay Getaway

19 01 2018

In the latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life Magazine, I detail some of my Coos Bay favorites – where to eat, stay, and play! Pick up an issue on newsstands or read it here.

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Travel Oregon: Cove-Union Farm Loop

27 12 2017

I absolutely adore Eastern Oregon. I spent a lot of time there in 2017 and this story for Travel Oregon is one of the results. Click here to read it.

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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: Tour de Foam

12 07 2017

If you’d like to know what the craft beer scene in Bozeman is all about, might I suggest the Tour de Foam? Read about my experience in the latest Northwest Travel & Life, or click here.

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Northwest Travel & Life: The Undiscovered Blue Mountains of Washington and Oregon

1 07 2017

The Blue Mountains, or simply “the Blues,” occupy more than 4,000 square miles of eastern Oregon and Washington. Named by early settlers for the blue hue of their pine- and fir-lined ridges, they sprawl out southeast of Pendleton, Oregon, over to the Snake River along the border with Idaho, and up into Washington, where they occupy much of the land east of Walla Walla. The Blues are magical and, for the most part, undiscovered by Northwesterners. If you haven’t experienced them, you’re missing one of the Northwest’s best-kept secrets.” Click here to read the whole story.

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Eater Portland: Oregon Coast Dining Map

20 06 2017

My latest map for Eater Portland tells you where to go for what on the Oregon Coast. From the intro –

“It wasn’t all that long ago that dining along the coast was an exercise in frustration, but that’s changed. Today, up and down the coastline, you’ll find old-school haunts with stiff drinks and world-class fish and chips, as well as progressive dishes plated by the hands of rising-star chefs. And within those culinary bookends, the goal is to find restaurants with character — and characters — for an experiential taste of Oregon. From Astoria to Bandon, here are some of the best places to eat on the Oregon coast: crab boils, dockside dining, fish wrapped in paper, candlelight against fine linens, and more.”

Click here to check it out! Photo – Salmon at Baked Alaska

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