Now, for over half of my years on Earth, I’ve lived a life of travel — all over the world. For more on this, check out the About Me section of this site. This blog started as a way for me to update my friends and family on my journeys from Greenland to Vietnam and everywhere in between. Over time, my connection to the Pacific Northwest — my home — inspired me to narrow in on my favorite destinations locally.
This page is designed to help you easily focus on destinations in the “great PNW”, as we sometimes say. There are three main sections: Washington State, Oregon and Europe.
What are your favorite destinations?
I’m always looking for new places to explore, especially in the PNW, so reach out to me if you have suggestions. On the same line, if you’re planning a visit to this beautiful land, let me know. I’d be happy to help you plan just the right journey to make meaningful connections while here. And if you’re considering a flight into this region, consider Alaska Airlines — my former employer for 25 years that I still stand behind.
Wow! Ten years just flew by. I moved to Seattle in 2011 from a sweltering 100-degree humid Summer in Washington DC and instantly fell in love with the mild climate. The Emerald City is surrounded by all the elements — mountains rising above rolling water amongst a vast collage of green. I’ve walked hundreds of miles throughout the city and write a lot about the diverse offerings here. The information gets updated regularly, so check back often.
But Washington State is much more than Seattle. You can peruse articles about the mighty Olympic Peninsula or Mt. St. Helens. Check out Leavenworth or consider a stay at the quirky yet cozy Tokeland Hotel on the Washington Coast. It’s all here and growing every week.
Since I grew up on a farm near Portland, and then spent my early adult years in the City of Roses, there will always be a connection to the Beaver State. So much connection, that I make the Seattle to Portland drive routinely and work to find new ways to view the scenery along the way. You’ll find articles about my favorite destinations — like Astoria and Bend — day-trip options from Portland, and more.
Even though my current focus is concentrated on the stunning diverse beauty of the Pacific Northwest, I have a lot of experience in places like Ireland, for example. It seems I should offer these writings as options too.