The Air Up There
BC Reflections, August 2015
Adventures in heli-hiking in British Columbia.
Heights, Camera, Action
Tidewater Traveler, May/June 2015
When it comes to outdoor pursuits in the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park never disappoints.
The Ride of Your Life
PRIME Living, May/June 2015
There's perhaps no better way to immerse yourself in a landscape than from atop a bicycle. Tick these experiences off your bucket list, one
revolution of the pedal at a time.
Home Sweet (Someone Else's) Home
BC Reflections, March 2015
Skip the hotel or rental on your next vacation and swap houses instead.
Business Travel: Vancouver, B.C.
425 Business, December 2014
A city defined by its sea-to-mountain setting has an eye-popping economy as well.
Journey, November/December 2014
The fan base keeps growing for Nanaimo's namesake treat.
To Market, To Market: Christmas Edition
PRIME Living, November/December 2014
In Europe, the holidays usher in a fairy-tale experience.
10 Haunted Hotels in the U.S. and Canada
Bankrate.com, October 2014
Forget staged haunted houses with people in face paint jumping out at you. This Halloween, stay in the real deal — one of these haunted houses.
New Mexico Journey, September/October 2014
Boats, bikes, bubbly, and more offer a breath of fresh (hot) air during Albuquerque's famed fiesta.
Next Stop: Okanagan Valley
Journey, September/October 2014
Haley Shapley falls for fall in BC's bountiful wine region.
A Change of Scenery
Reflections, September 2014
Hop continents to Europe, where families find more to do than could fit in a lifetime of vacations.
The Maya Underworld
Texas Journey, July/August 2014
Live an Indiana Jones fantasy when exploring a Belizean cave.
Texas Journey, July/August 2014
We love our ice cream, especially when the Texas heat is screamin'.
Lake Chelan: Guys' vs. Girls' Weekend
Reflections, July 2014
Whether you want a weekend with the boys or a girls' getaway, Lake Chelan offers summertime treats far beyond just ample sunshine and sparkling blue water.
Journey Online, June 2014
Even at 100, the Smith Tower adds distinction to Seattle's skyline.
On a Quest Fit for Queens
Reflections, June 2014
Two sisters go in search of a refined summer retreat in Victoria.
Getting's a Bird's-Eye View
PRIME Living, May/June 2014
Enjoy the sights from the perspective of a winged creature with these up-in-the-air activities.
Ojai: Southern California's Shangri-La
Reflections, May 2014
Explore Ojai, a town teeming with artists and creativity.
The Most Adventurous Places to Rest Your Head
Reflections, April 2014
Comfort and the call of the wild aren't mutually exclusive at these spots around the world, where you can sleep soundly while still getting in a dose of adrenaline.
Journey, March/April 2014
The City of Destiny re-emerges as a vibrant destination.
Crazy for Cornbread
Journey Online, March/April 2014
A community festival celebrates a tasty slice of Americana.
The 10 Oldest Hotels in America
Bankrate.com, March 6, 2014
To be considered one of the Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a property must be at least 50 years old and recognized as having historic significance.
The Call of Costa Rica
PRIME Living, January/February 2014
Hang 10, spot howler monkeys or lounge in thermal springs — this small country has big opportunities for a getaway you won't soon forget.
Brunch of Champions
Bellevue Visitor Guide, 2014
The most important meal of the day gets its due at these tasty spots for breakfast and brunch.
Finding Fall Foliage
AssociaLiving.com, September 2013
Five spots to see one of nature's most brilliant displays.
Journey Online, July/August 2013
Travaasa Austin's "summer camp for grown-ups" lends to wellness, comfort, and contemplation.
Destination: South Lake Union
Journey, July/August 2013
The outdoors, innovation, and geekdom unite in Seattle's hottest neighborhood.
Niagara Falls from Every Angle
Fodors.com, June 19, 2013
Niagara Falls is a bucket-list-worthy sight to behold, whether you're ogling it from the Canada side, New York side, or both. Here's how to check it out from every angle.
Journey, May/June 2013
A step back in time, Scandinavian-style.
The Cape Cod of the Midwest
The Family Groove, Spring 2013
Slow down and savor the restful retreat that is Door County.
What to Do in Beaver Creek (Besides Skiing)
Fodors.com, March 4, 2013
Colorado's Beaver Creek is known as a luxury destination with fabulous skiing opportunities for the whole family — but that doesn't mean you have to be strapped into those two sticks on your feet for the whole trip.
She's Got the Beat
Texas Journey, January/February 2013
With Austin's Carnaval Brasileiro on the way, Kaitlyn Jolly has the inside scoop on learning the samba.
Re-enacting Fort Worth's Last Great Shootout
Texas Journey, January/February 2013
Come February 8 every year, rain or shine, a showdown ensues at the White Elephant Saloon in Fort Worth — and it always turns out the same way.
Celebration of Style
TEN10, Winter 2013
Ringing in the Chinese New Year.
Wine Country Without Whining
The Family Groove, Winter 2013
A trip to sip can be done with the family underfoot — and done well — in Paso Robles.
Washington State Visitors' Guide, 2013
Buckle up for a highway adventure through the Olympic Peninsula and along the coast.
Tour de Force
Bellevue Visitor Guide, 2013
Spot orcas, sip wine, and succumb to Mount Rainier's glory.
Bellevue Visitor Guide, 2013
Toast Bellevue's artfully crafted cocktails all around town.
Four Seasons Magazine, Winter 2012
The joy of Four Seasons cooking schools.
Revisiting a Gulf Coast Icon:
Grand Hotel Marriott
Fodors.com, November 14, 2012
The "Queen of Southern Resorts" in Alabama is no stranger to bouncing back from disaster to become all the more grand.
The Other Hollywood
The Family Groove, October 2012
Kick back in Florida's version of Hollywood at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, an impressively glamorous spot both kids and adults will want to retreat to.
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle:
Within Walking Distance
September 14, 2012
These days the Emerald City is brewing up more than great coffee. You'll find the real buzz just steps from your door.
Why I Loved My Terrible Vacation in Belize
Away.com, July 25, 2012
Belize may be known as a scuba-diving mecca, with beaches worthy of a postcard. But to taste the real flavor of this Central American country, our writer went off the beaten path ... and got a lot more than she bargained for.
7 Sweet West Coast Fruit Festivals
Fodors.com, July 10, 2012
For great eats and good entertainment this summer, a berry good time can be had by all at these fruit festivals from California straight up to Washington and Oregon.
Texas Journey, July/August 2012
Schlitterbahn's Jeff Henry is a waterslide whiz.
Destination: Seattle, Washington
Journey, July/August 2012
Live like a local in the neighborhoods.
North by Northwest
The Family Groove, July 2012
Families flock to the cities around the Salish Sea, in the northwestern corner of Washington State, for laid-back summer fun.
Beauty to Go
Four Seasons Magazine, Issue Two 2012
These six petite but powerful products can help you look and feel your best, even on the road.
Land of the Lake
The Family Groove, May 2012
In Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, water adventure is never far away.
SoCal Is So Cool
The Family Groove, April 2012
Drive Highway 1 through Southern California's awe-inspiring coastal towns.
The Family Groove, March 2012
Make the most of a trip down the coast by stopping in these charming northern towns.
5 Great Spa Treatments to Get Now
FourSeasonsMagazine.com, February 9, 2012
Fall in love with one of these sultry spa experiences fit for the season of love.
Cheat Sheet of the Best Beaches for 2012
Away.com, January 10, 2012
Eight beaches worth checking out in the new year.
The Family Groove, November 2011
The down-South city of Atlanta is a hot spot (quite literally in the summer) for a family vacation.
Texas Journey, September/October 2011
Calvert celebrates its Victorian history.
From Sea to Sky
The Family Groove, September 2011
Whistler may be known for hosting the Winter Olympics, but visiting in warmer-weather months is just as worthwhile.
The Family Groove, August 2011
Head to Vancouver, Canada, where friendly locals, easy-to-navigate public transportation, and scenic views everywhere you look make the trek to Hollywood North worth it.
Water, Water Everywhere
The Family Groove, June, 2011
Four great water parks to help you and your brood beat the heat.
The Great Art-doors
Texas Journey, May/June 2011
From the old favorite Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo to the new wooden sculptures in Galveston that have risen from the ashes of Hurricane Ike-ravaged trees, Texas outdoor art abounds.
Willy Wonkas of Washington
Washington Magazine, Spring 2011
Artisan chocolatiers win cheers for their unbeatable sweet treats.
Journey Through Japan
Frankly.net, April 2011
As a traveler, you can’t go wrong with a storied, historically vibrant country that also packs in its share of modern marvels.
The Family Groove, April 2011
Take a bird's-eye view look at what some of the latest cruise ships have to offer traveling families.
5 Sporting Events You Must See Live
Frankly.net, March 2011
Sure, sitting on your couch with your favorite snack or even gathering in a pub with a few comrades is a fun way to watch a game, but nothing beats seeing a great sports match live.
The (Family-Friendly) Streets of Philadelphia
The Family Groove, March 2011
The activities your kids will love in the City of Brotherly Love.
Celebrating the Chinese New Year
Frankly.net, January 2011
Of all the holidays we celebrate in this world, the Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, may just be the biggest and most extravagant of them all.
Texas Co-op Power, December 2010
Unwrap and unwind: Recapturing the Christmas spirit in Salado.
Texas Co-op Power, September 2010
Artsy draw of this laid-back town hard to resist.
Gear Up for a Camping Trip
Frankly.net, August 2010
Roughing it is a little less rough with these handy gadgets and gizmos.
Frankly.net, January 15, 2010
Seven hip restaurants that mesh fine fare with a fun time.
What's in a Name?
Texas Journey, January/February 2010
How Uncertain got its moniker is still an enigma.
Life Is Good
Southern Boomer, November 2009
Surf's up at Costa Rica's Pura Vida Adventures, where women hang 10 in a supportive environment.
There might not be anything I love more in this world than traveling. Working on the road is never as glamorous as people imagine — travel writers, they say, never go on vacation — but I wouldn't trade it for anything.
I'm available for travel both domestically and internationally, and I'm always up for covering the stories in my own backyard.