I'm a Portland, Oregon-based freelancer who focuses on health, fitness and travel. Interests within travel include vegetarian and vegan, soft adventure, nature, wellness, spirituality, culture and history. My work appears in travelandleisure.com, Northwest Travel & Life, Offbeat Travel, Whole Life Times and the South China Morning Post, and I'm the vegetarian/vegan editor of Real Food Traveler. I'm also a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. I love old churches and cemeteries.
Published Articles (63)
A beginning guide for Portland snowshoers, published in Oregon Sports News.
An article and video interview with Elise Desaulniers, vegan activist in Montreal.
A video interview with Chris White, proprietor of Nice Vice in Vancouver, BC, for Veggie Vision TV.
Top attractions in Chengdu, China, as reported in Pique Newsmagazine.
A visit to historic Saint Augustine Church in New Orleans. Early member Henriette DeLille may become the first Catholic African American saint. Written for the Catholic Travel Blog.
Vegan deliciousness, New Orleans style. Published in Chic Vegan
Review of the Hotel Eastlund in Portland, Oregon for the Telegraph’s hotel review site
Upscale amenities, a great restaurant and proximity to beach and shopping make for an enjoyable stay at the West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad, California. Published on Wander with Wonder.
Trinidad and Tobago are known for their beautiful beaches, but they offer lots more. Published in Wander with Wonder.
Review of Caravan, the world’s first tiny house hotel, for the Telegraph’s hotel review website.
In Chengdu, China, people looooove pandas. I visited a panda research base and wrote about it for Pique Newsmagazine.
Benson Hotel review for the Telegraph’s hotel review website
Review of Ace Hotel in Portland for the Telegraph’s hotel website
The Jackknife Bar at the Sentinel Hotel and Departure at The Nines both offer lots of good things for vegans to eat. Written for Chic Vegan.
Temples, parks and shopping in Chengdu, China. For Wander with Wonder.
Review of Portland’s Heathman Hotel for Telegraph hotel website.
Review of Portland hotel The Nines for the Telegraph hotel review site.
Easy travel adventures, published on travelandleisure.com
Warm weather Christmas destination hotels and resorts, for travelandleisure.com
Review of the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, Oregon for the Telegraph’s hotel review website
Review of Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, located in Portland, Oregon, for the Telegraph’s hotel review site.
Biking, kayaking and eating veg food in the Roanoke Valley. Published in Real Food Traveler.
Places for a vegan to find good things to eat in Fredericksburg, Texas. Published in Chic Vegan.
Vegan holiday recipes from chefs around the country, published in The Health Journal.
An intro to medical tourism, published in The Health Journal.
New Virtuous Pie serves plant-based pizza and dairy-free ice cream in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Written for Chic Vegan.
Review of Portland’s artsy Hotel Lucia for the Telegraph website
Visiting a cocoa estate in Tobago, reported for Pique Newsmagazine.
The history of steel pan music in Trinidad, and a visit to a local panyard. As reported for Pique Newsmagazine.
Excellent service and food at Bistro West in Carlsbad. Published on Hospitality21.com
An interview with Chris White, owner of Vancouver’s Nice Vice, about his nondairy dessert shop. Featured in Chic Vegan.
Meow! Cat cafes are springing up all over. Written for travel2next.com
Visiting an unusual adventure park in Canada, where you can play with wolves — if they want to. Published on travel2next.com
These Catholic nuns and lay women had a big impact on the young Montreal. Published in the Catholic Travel Blog.
Top Vancouver hotels, in travel2next.com
Vegan burgers and fries top the offerings at Vancouver’s Meet. Published in Chic Vegan.
A spa on an old ferry boat in downtown Montreal. Published in Pique Newsmagazine.
Hiking, kayaking and taking a beehive tour in Vancouver, BC. For Wander with Wonder
A visit to the vegetarian restaurant Lola Rosa and a chat with Chef Scott Wong. For Chic Vegan.
Hiking, biking, water sports and yoga in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. For The Health Journal.
Touring the Fairmont Waterfront’s gardens and beehives with Michael Butler, Bee Butler. For Hospitality 21.
I paddle board, canoe, kayak, raft, and finally relax at Montreal’s ferry boat-turned-spa. In Wander with Wonder.
Portable exercise equipment for on-the-road workouts. Published on travelandleisure.com
I examine the phenomenon of Americans forfeiting their vacation days and staying in the office for The Health Journal.
I play vintage machines at the Roanoke Pinball Museum then have pizza at Fortunato in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. Published in Hospitality 21.
A story of purple corn, chili peppers and creating a supply chain, reported for NewWorlder.
From staying with Catholic monks to undergoing Ayurvedic procedures, here are some top places for spiritual retreats. Published on travelandleisure.com
I kayak and bike through Detroit. Published in Wander with Wonder.
A visit to Detroit Vegan Soul, as written for Veggie Vision, a UK news and entertainment channel focused on vegan living.
Detroit has plenty for vegetarians and vegans to eat, I discovered on a recent visit. Here are three top picks published in Real Food Traveler.
I took an excellent jeep tour with Desert Adventures in Palm Desert, and developed a new appreciation for the San Andreas Fault. Published in Pique.
A visit to Sunrise Springs, an integrative wellness resort outside Santa Fe, NM. Published in the South China Morning Post.
Slowing down to do arts and crafts and cuddle therapy chickens at an integrative wellness retreat in New Mexico, reported for Pique Newsmagazine.
From terrorism to the Zika virus, more and more Americans are finding reasons to say yes to travel insurance. Published in The Health Journal.
For the Catholic Travel Blog: A walking tour of old churches in downtown Detroit, and the way modern Detroit entrepreneurs model the idea of loving thy neighbor through collaboration.
Traveling by jeep, bike and foot, I learn about geology and desert conservation in California’s Coachella Valley. Published in Whole Life Times Magazine.
For Real Food Traveler, a review of the new whole grain cookbook from Bob’s Red MIll
Cafe Flora’s been serving up fine veg dining for a quarter of a century. I interviewed the chef and owner for Real Food Traveler.
Bean-to-bar chocolate in Nevada, written for Hospitality 21.
Food, festivals, and outdoor fun in the Upper Cumberlands, as reported in Real Food Traveler.
Ventures that funnel tourist dollars directly to the local community. Published in Whole Life Times Magazine.
Top vegetarian restaurants in Portland and Seattle, for Northwest Travel & Life.
Around the country, veg folks turn their backs on the traditional bird. Published on travelandleisure.com