Seattle is a city that is constantly evolving. The expansion of Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, and countless other companies has caused an unprecedented urban growth cycle that has transformed the demographics and landscape of this beautiful city. With the exception of a few years in the mid-1990’s, I have lived my entire life in Seattle, and have had a ringside seat to its change from sleepy Northwest city to booming Pacific Rim metropolis. Put aside its reputation for rain, and you will find a lush city surrounded by mountains and water, with incredible restaurants and friendly people. Here’s the inside scoop on what is new and timeless in Seattle.Read More
Just a short ride from the airport and far (enough) from the glitz of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo has quietly become a haven for artists, foodies, and sophisticated travelers looking for something a little more authentic. High-design hotels, fabulous farm-to-table experiences, and a hot art scene are just a few of the wonderful things that are lighting up the "other" Cabo.Read More
There is always a good reason to visit New York City. If you haven't been lately, you really should go. New York is more than Broadway shows, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty....exceptional food and unparalleled art, not to mention great shopping, are all reasons you owe the City a visit. Plus, it is finally spring - the best time of year to go.Read More
I am neither a restaurant critic, nor a food photographer, but I am a cook who loves to eat! Seattle has many wonderful restaurants, but here is a list my favorite meals from 2016.Read More
Italy is beloved by travelers, but if you seek a slower pace where olive groves and sheep outnumber tourists, and the menu is only in Italian, the island of Sicily may have the dolce vita your are looking for. A road trip complete with beaches, antiquities, fabulous hotels, and delicious food is in your future! Read up!Read More
Chances are that you have never heard of Favignana. A short ferry ride from the city of Trapani on Sicily's west coast, the tiny island of Favignana boasts beautiful blue water, lovely hotels, and a bicycle pace of life. Favignana should give you pause to dream when you are thinking about where your travels could take you next.Read More
Far, far away, in the middle of the deep, blue sea lie the seven Aeolian Islands. Half way between Mt. Vesuvius and Mt. Etna, this volcanic archipelago north of Sicily is characterized by craters, privates coves, and dramatic sunsets. The Aeolians are the ultimate luxury destination for anyone seeking sun, adventure and a little dolce vita.Read More
Anything goes at the coast! If you have never been to the beaches of northern Oregon, the time is now. 365 days a year, the Oregon coast beckons storm seekers, sun lovers, clam diggers, kite fliers, and anyone else who loves the beach, the ocean and everything that comes with it. Read on...the coast is calling!Read More
Maybe it's the breeze from the Pacific Ocean or the smell of eucalyptus trees, but there is something about the coast of Marin County. Only 45 minutes from San Francisco, the beaches and hamlets that surround the Point Reyes seashore are an oasis for artists, surfers, farmers, and travelers looking for a break from the City. Read up, it's time to visit West Marin!Read More
Hop on a ferry and take your next adventure outside of the city! Only 30 minutes from downtown Seattle, Vashon Island is experiencing a bit of a renaissance while also keeping its cool. A new boutique hotel, interesting restaurant openings, and beautiful beaches and forests are waiting to be explored. Go for the day, but chances are you may just end up sleeping over.Read More
Amangiri, a recent addition to Aman Resort's U.S. portfolio, is situated on 600 acres of pristine land in Canyon Point, Utah. Overlooking the stark, beautiful desert of the American Southwest, every room and public space at Amangiri is appointed to take in the spectacular view of the surrounding mesas. Make Amangiri your base for exploring the Navajo Slot Canyons, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, the Paria Canyon wilderness and many more incredible natural wonders. Whether you have never been to the Southwest, are seeking the solitude of Canyon Point, or are just in need of a magical, luxurious, and unique hotel experience, a visit to Amangiri should be on your list.Read More
If you like Mexico, and are looking for a spot where you can truly check out, consider Troncones, just north of Zihuatanejo on the Pacific Ocean. For years, travelers in the know have come for the beaches, tranquility, and waves of this tiny hamlet. Make no mistake, there are no resorts and no fancy resaurants; just bathing suits and bare feet. If Troncones sounds like your speed, take a look at what's new in the travelogue this month.Read More
If you are looking to get out of dodge for a night or a weekend, here are the highlights from Portland's West End. Home to cool hotels, great restaurants, and excellent shopping, the West End is Portland's latest neighborhood to heat up.Read More
If there is a place outside of Seattle where I feel at home in the world, it is Baja. Whether you stay at a full service luxury resort or an intimate boutique hotel, travel to Baja commands simplicity, relaxation, fish tacos and tequila! Here's a quick guide to where I would stay and eat. Where are you going this weekend?Read More
I often feed my wanderlust with food, so why not put together a hit list of my favorite Seattle spots? Several are new, some are tried and true, and others are just hitting their stride. If you are looking for a delicious meal, you cannot go wrong with any of the restaurants on this list!Read More
If you haven't been to Iceland, it's time you went! Go because it's easy to get to. Go because of the dramatic landscapes and amazing light. Go because the food rocks, they stay up really late, and know how to party. Just go, trust me on this one.Read More
Mr. West Cafe and Bar is a morning to evening affair housed in the lobby of a 1980's brick building at the north end of downtown. The menu evolves with the day. Think granola, toast, salads, cheese, and charcuterie. It's the perfect spot to grab an exceptional Americano and a grilled cheese sandwich with tomatoes and pickles.Read More
Every wanted to skip out and spend a weekend away in the hot sun, without the long plane flight or passports? Palm Springs is abuzz with a new influx of creatives who are revamping the food, hotel and design scene. So, whether this is your first trip to Palm Springs or your fifteenth, there is something new for everyone.Read More
This week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Mike Malone of Portland based, Livestock Framing. Livestock takes your images from the computer to the wall in a few easy steps. Whether it is a photo you have lost inside your phone, a snapshot taken with your point and shoot, or a RAW image from your full frame camera, Livestock brings your images to life with custom printing and framing.
Take a look at my interview on the Livestock blog, and consider their work the next time you are thinking about bringing one of your images to life.
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Ever want to completely drop off the grid? I did, kind of by accident. Last year, an unexpected trip to Argentina led to a trek in the desert near the borders of Bolivia and Chile. The Puna is a vast high altitude plain characterized by big blue skies, rainbow hued mountains, volcano fields, and salt flats. What did this mean for us? Wonderful silence. No roads. No people. No wifi. This is where you go to get really away from it all.Read More