Afternoon Live: Cute & Unique Main Streets

26 07 2017

Today on Afternoon Live I discussed some of my favorite Northwest Main Streets. Click here to watch the segment.

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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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Northwest Travel & Life: Unrivaled Northwest Rivers

1 06 2017

My latest feature for Northwest Travel & Life tells the stories of the region’s most iconic rivers. Click here to read them. Photo of the Columbia River.

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Afternoon Live: Best Campsites to Book Now for Summer

2 05 2017

Some places are popular with good reason. Old-growth forest, river access, and hiking trails are just some of the reasons area campgrounds fill up fast. Today on Afternoon Live, I shared a list of my favorite popular campgrounds that you should reserve space in now if you want to experience them this summer. And you can watch me squeeze an LL Cool J reference into Stub Stewart State Park. Click here to watch.

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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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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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