Behold the Wichita Bierock

About a week before the Covid-19 quarantine hit home, I was in Wichita, Kansas, researching a local specialty for what would be my last travel article/video as a full-fledged travel writer. (On the way home, I pulled off the road to take a … Read on

Tagged food, Kansas, travel

My Story on Oklahoma’s Little River Gets a Bronze

I recently learned that my story on Oklahoma’s Little River – actually the southernmost of the two Little Rivers in the state – won “Bronze” from IRMA (International Regional Magazine Association). Yay. The story for Oklahoma Today is one of my all-time favorites, … Read on

Tagged awards, Little River, Oklahoma, writing

Why Not Russia? (My appearance on Rick Steves’ radio show)

  I talked about Russia, again. It’s sort of a pet project these days – defending Russia as a travel destination. But this time I did so on Rick Steves’ radio show. Listen: This just in: Russia doesn’t always have the best reputation outside Russia. … Read on

Tagged appearance, radio, Rick Steves, Russia, Russia travel

In other news, I moved to Vietnam

You never know what might happen. In October I was locked into Portland life. I bought a membership to the art museum, and was looking for a new place to live – as our little 1895 bungalow is slated for destruction in early … Read on

Tagged destination independence, digital nomad, freelance, Ho Chi Minh City, move, Saigon, Vietnam

What Jimi Hendrix did on my birthday

Jimi Hendrix was not very happy on the day I was born (March 22, 1968). Because I’m in Seattle, I went to MoPOP (the Museum of Pop Culture). And lingered longest at the small exhibits on Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix’s travels. The latter … Read on

Tagged Seattle