Kessi World Blog
This website started in 2019, and my perspective on travel and the world has changed. In particular, my closeness with nature continues to be more prominent in content about the Pacific Northwest. These blog posts are the story of my evolution.
Calm mind and body with this 20-photo meditation from ShiShi Beach Trail, in Olympic National Park. Get lost in the textures and colors.
What I learned about a nature-forward trip on a weekend away in New York City.
What does it mean to enjoy a nature-forward vacation, and how can it benefit you? Put to the test in Leavenworth, Washington.
Heavy raindrops in the darkness of winter are a doorway to healing nature spirits. How can you learn from forest bathing?
Nature is there to meet you exactly where you are on any given day, in any mood or state of mind. Let me show you how.
Exploring Oregon’s outback from the Frenchglen Hotel reveals rewarding possibilities in travel. Just an example of my favorite quiet delights throughout Oregon and Washington offering similar opportunities to get away.
Reflections on the impact of tourism, on Maui and otherwise, around the world. I have suggestions for what each of us can do about it.
What can we learn from an engineering marvel dependent upon the flow of nature?
Sometimes the most prominent spirit comes in unsuspecting places. Reflections on a nature journey in Miami with my friend Chad.
A reflection on rebuilding a forest for the future — and my active work to build a legacy of my own.
Is there more that can be done to invite a deeper relationship with nature into the transportation experience?
A breakfast conversation at Heceta Head Lighthouse inspires examination of whether access to nature is helping save the planet… or not.
Sasquatch is my friend. I don’t know him in the way that he comes to my house and eats dinner with me, but he’s with me in spirit. I have a 4×6 postcard depicting him walking in the forest, weaving around rich green trees. He sits near my computer — looking at me with piercing…
Reflections on a climb to the summit of Mt. Rainier, and the learnings around humility that would inspire me 10 years later.
How the curated conversation of the Hibulb Cultural Center offers an engaging way to learn and remember on this 4th of July celebration.
A trip to the Zamwalt Prairie near Joseph, Oregon reminds me of early formative learnings about quiet contemplation in nature.
Like the winding Route 26, a restaurant experience at Tiger Town Brewing in a Central Oregon hamlet takes interesting turns through diverse terrain.
The twisting path of an inspiring bonsai museum brings to life a Mother’s Day message of gratitude and one large looming question about legacy.
What happens when the excitement to “see it all” mixes into a “bucket list” outing to the Painted Hills in Oregon?
What happens when “the call” to explore comes and the conditions are less than perfect to answer? Follow this account of a blustery beach hike.
Do you want to take your relationship with nature to the next level?
Let me show you how paying attention to nature opens the door to seeing yourself — and the world — differently. Transformation is closer than you think.
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