This article about nature-forward vacations is for you if: A solution to all the above is grounding in the trees, plants, rocks, and water -- or adopting a nature-forward philosophy to your travel. But don't worry, a nature-forward focus won't usurp your hopes and dreams to see the sites, learn about culture, and enjoy delectable food & drink. Instead, it simply … [Read more...] about How to transform your travel experience with nature forward vacations
Day Trips and Planning
How to plan a nature forward trip to Leavenworth, Washington
Leavenworth, Washington, is a soulful bavarian-themed town tucked within the dramatic beauty of the Cascade Mountain Range. Each time I visit, I'm struck by the spirit of the land -- holding a community with love. There are numerous ways to experience this "little Germany." Eat through schnitzel and sauerkraut, climb every mountain, and everything in between seems … [Read more...] about How to plan a nature forward trip to Leavenworth, Washington
How to take a nature-forward vacation?
What does it mean to enjoy a nature-forward vacation, and how can it benefit you? Nature-forward is my term emphasizing grounding ways to experience the natural world. It is a conscious experience weaving together travel, nature, and spirit — a specialty of mine. My expeditions always include bonding time with trees, rocks, water, and plants in one way or … [Read more...] about How to take a nature-forward vacation?
8 of the best things to do on Whidbey Island
In the heart of the magical Salish Sea lies an island steeped in rich history. Growing up in Oregon, I didn’t know much about Whidbey Island until my friend Jerry showed me photos of a visit to friends living in a tiny farmhouse amidst a flowing field of overgrown greens — sporadic flowers pushing their way through the noise to reach the sun. Since then, I’ve always had a rich … [Read more...] about 8 of the best things to do on Whidbey Island
Protected: Dave’s wild tour of the Oregon Coast
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