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You Snooze, You Win,
Every Day with Rachael Ray, December 2014
The days of ho-hum chocolates on the pillows may be numbered. Just in time for your holiday travels, inns across the U.S. are totally one-upping each other in the turndown game.
Discovering Nashville: Music City,
Journey, March/April 2014
The charms of Southern hospitality abound in Tennessee's capital.
Car-Free in Big D,
This cover story delves into four Dallas neighborhoods you can get to by foot and public transportation.
A veteran and his wife help soldiers find their next calling.
Sisters Through Grapes,
Washington Tasting Room, Spring 2012
At the women-owned Olympic Cellars Winery, complementary skills come together in perfect harmony — much as their wine blends.
What Not to Name Your Baby,
May 7, 2012
Leaning toward Mustard M. Mustard? Read this first.
Safe & Sound,
Read about three Northwest sanctuaries giving abused animals a second chance.
Setting the Bar, Four Seasons Magazine,
Issue Two 2011
Whatever your preferred adventure, fuel up for it with these guidelines for smart snack packing and healthy hydration.
Consumers Share in Savings, Bankrate.com,
April 20, 2011
A look at how borrowing, bartering, and buying used are changing the consumption landscape. This article was also syndicated to TODAY Money and Yahoo! Finance.
Learn how to deal with family members who are waiting for that big white wedding.
Gazing at the Stars,
Current Health Teens,
Celebrity worship is a big part of our culture — but is it a good thing? Find out in this story, aimed at a teen audience.
The Thrill of Distilling,
WestSound Home & Garden,
Father-and-son duo Keith and Patrick Barnes have brewed up one of Washington's first post-Prohibition distilleries. Read about it here.
The Winner's Circle,
All bets were for Churchill Downs' Tricia Amburgey to win her battle with breast cancer, no matter the odds.
The Village: Salado,
This small town in Central Texas may only have 2,000 people, but it's packed with attractions you won't want to miss.
Vancouver 2010 Olympics Blog,
The Kitsap Sun, February 2010
For my hometown newspaper, I covered the Olympics from a spectator's perspective.
For Better or Worse, INSTORE,
Like marriage, co-owning a store is a serious relationship — read about it here, along with briefs on setting store hours and a rundown of different ways to structure a business.
Shop Till You Pop,
The Family Groove,
On the Fly,
Find out why I had to go to a butterfly festival to atone for my sins in the weekly blog I wrote about Grapevine, Texas, for a year and a half.
American Way, April 15, 2008
Learn the best places to dine, eat, and play in Texas' five biggest cities in this advertorial.
Just Follow the Crowds,
American Way, January 15, 2008
For many travelers, deciding what to see while on a trip is just like being in high school: Popularity is everything. Just follow the crowd to these top tourist destinations.
Thanks to fashion-forward styles and a surge in sales at specialty stores, the kids products category means serious business for retailers. Find out more here.
The (Workout) Road Less Traveled,
IN: Mind, Body Life, Winter 2007
When you're tired of running on the treadmill and lifting weights, try these alternate exercises.
November 1, 2007
Find out what's fueling the craze behind these little wonder bars — and which ones taste the best.
Who Wants to Be a Rock Star?,
August 15, 2007
This collection of karaoke entertainment options will get the party started — and keep it going for as long as your eardrums can take it.
Canine Fitness Buddy,
WeightWatchers.com, August 2007
Looking for the perfect fitness buddy? Your best friend may not always be available, but man's best friend never says no to a little exercise—and that's not just because dogs can't talk. Read more here. Fluent in French? This article ran in a number of countries.
Asia at a Glance, American Way, May 1, 2007
The Scoop on the Daily Grind, American Way, January 1, 2007
As ubiquitous as coffee is, it still manages to maintain an air of mystery. Debunk some common myths and find innovative (and tasty) coffee and food pairings here.
Sweet Delivery, American Way, November 1, 2006
A sampling of some of the best mail-order desserts from across the country. Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate mousse, sky-high apple pie ... it's all here.
Jones Provides Comfort, Class in Retro Setting,
The Daily Pennsylvanian, October 23, 2003
A review of a Philadelphia eatery that offers a retro-modern decor and unusual food combos.
360° (Radius Display Products)
Addison Entertainment Weekly
Alabama Alumni Magazine
Bellevue Visitor Guide
cent$ (American Airlines Credit Union)
Current Health Teens
Dance Retailer News
Darrah & Co.
(Omni Hotels & Resorts)
Every Day with Rachael Ray
The Family Groove
Flower Mound Messenger
Fort Worth visitors' guide
Four Seasons Magazine
Frisco Style Magazine
Gift Review (Cliff Price & Co.)
Group Travel Planet
HAO Magazine (Humana)
Healthy Living Made Simple
Home Care InSight
IN: Mind, Body, Life
(Medical City hospital)
Journey (AAA Washington)
Keynotes (Associated Locksmiths of America)
KidViews (Meridian Health)
Live It Up! Digest (Humana)
Luxveria Luxurious Living
Madison Miles Media
McKinney Kids Magazine
MOAA.org (Military Officers Association of America)
New Mexico Journey
(AAA New Mexico)
Northern New England Journey
ON American Airlines
Physician License &
Puget Sound Starts Here
Reflections (Bellevue Club)
Safe & Vault Technology
The Saturday Evening Post
Southern Families Magazine
Southern Hospitality Magazine
Special Events Galore!
Specialty Retail Report
Student Health 101
Texas Co-op Power
Texas Journey (AAA Texas)
The Two River Times
USC Trojan Family Magazine
Venue Safety & Security
(Washington Athletic Club)
Washington State Visitors' Guide
Washington Tasting Room
WestSound Home & Garden
(AAA Southern California)
Women's Health Source (Main Line Health)