Travel Oregon: Winter Waterfalls

22 10 2019

My latest for Travel Oregon dives into a topic I adore – waterfalls in winter! Click here to read the story.





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail

11 05 2019

The current issue of Northwest Travel & Life Magazine has a feature I wrote about waterfall hunting on the Olympic Peninsula – one of the most beautiful places in the Northwest! Pick it up on newsstands now, or click here to check out the PDF version.

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Afternoon Live: Thanksgiving Day Hikes

19 11 2018

Last week on Afternoon Live I discussed some of my favorite places to go burn off Thanksgiving dinner. Click here to watch the segment.

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: 5 Amazing Waterfall Hikes

3 05 2018

My latest for Northwest Travel Magazine covers some familiar territory for me – waterfall hikes! Click here to check out the PDF version.

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Afternoon Live: Family Camping

20 04 2018

Today on Afternoon Live I talked about getting the family into camping and offered up an eclectic mix of favorite campgrounds. Click here to get to the video segment landing page.

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Afternoon Live: Frozen Waterfall Hikes

18 01 2018

On my latest Afternoon Live appearance, we discussed how to prepare for and visit waterfalls in the winter. Click here to watch the video.

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Afternoon Live: Wine Country Hikes

15 11 2017

Wine and hiking. Maybe not the best combo for everybody, but it’s chocolate and peanut butter to me. I was on Afternoon Live recently to talk about it. Click here to watch the segment.

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Travel Oregon: 5 Must-See Waterfalls Along the Rogue and Umpqua Rivers

7 11 2016

The good folks over at Travel Oregon recently interviewed me about my favorite waterfalls in Southern Oregon. Click here to read the interview and see which five topped the list.

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Portland Today: Fall Family Hikes

25 09 2016

Earlier this week I was a guest on a local morning show, Portland Today, to discuss Fall Family Hikes. Click here to watch the segment.

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Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland

14 08 2016

My latest literary spawn has left the nest! The “Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland” is now available in select bookstores and via any of your favorite online outlets, including Amazon.

From the Intro:

Portland, Oregon is a special place. One of the primary reasons many of us choose to hang our hats here is the seemingly limitless outdoor recreation options. If there’s something you like to do outside, chances are good that you can find it within two hours of Portland. What do you like doing? What would you like to try? It’s here. Or near here.  A quick rundown of things to do includes: hiking, trail running, kayaking, whitewater rafting, stand up paddleboarding, surfing, kite boarding, cycling, mountain biking, mountain climbing, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, horseback riding, paragliding, skydiving, ziplining…..the list is extensive.

Any real estate agent will give you an earful about “location.” Portland benefits greatly from its location in many ways, but with regards to outdoor endeavors, we’re sitting in the catbird seat. From downtown Portland, you can get to the Columbia River Gorge in 30 minutes, have Mt Hood in your face in an hour, dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean in an hour and a half, and take in a sunset from the high desert in two hours. And within that radius are more creeks, rivers, trails, lakes, peaks, valleys, and protected wilderness areas than any of us could ever see in a lifetime or more.

Over the last year and a half, I got to go traipsing around the greater Portland area with my friends, experiencing the best outdoor activities the region has to offer. And now it all culminates in a guidebook that for me, also serves as a journal of these incredible experiences. Some of the best adventures I’ve had in my life were had while “working” on this book. It is my sincere hope that it can provide you with comparable experiences. I also encourage you to keep going. This book, while chock full of some of the best stuff around, is more or less an amuse bouche for what’s out there. Within two hours of Portland, an immeasurable amount of adventure awaits.”

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