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Help Build Wells in Haiti: Passports with Purpose 2012
Posted 11-28-2012 11:50 am
It's time for the annual Passports with Purpose fundraiser.

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Help build libraries in Zambia: Passports with Purpose 2011
Posted 11-30-2011 10:29 am
It’s time once again for the annual Passports with Purpose fundraiser.

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A few of my favorite things about Vancouver BC
Posted 05-21-2011 6:15 pm

In honor of the Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX) being held in Vancouver BC in mid-June, here are a few of my favorite things about Vancouver:

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Help Build a Village in India: Passports with Purpose 2010
Posted 11-18-2010 12:19 pm
I'm delighted to be involved once again with the fundraising efforts of Passports with Purpose.

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A Round Up of My Travels in 2009
Posted 12-31-2009 3:02 pm
Looking back on my travels for 2009…

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Help build a school in Cambodia
Posted 11-30-2009 11:14 am
I’m very excited to be participating in this year’s Passports with Purpose to help build a school in Cambodia.

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RIP Gourmet Magazine
Posted 10-05-2009 8:39 pm

I was shocked and saddened this morning to hear the news that Conde Nast Publications is shutting down Gourmet.

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I finally signed up for Twitter
Posted 08-02-2009 2:26 pm
I've had mixed feelings about Twitter since its inception but finally decided to sign up yesterday because so many of my favorite local food writers are posting interesting things on there...

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Stanley Clarke at Jazz Alley
Posted 04-03-2009 6:34 pm
Went to hear Stanley Clarke perform at Jazz Alley last night...what a great show!

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At long last...Poppy!
Posted 10-03-2008 3:08 pm
I've lived in Seattle for 21 years now and I can't remember another restaurant that had *quite* this level of anticipation and buzz in advance of its opening.

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Vancouver Olympics tickets
Posted 10-02-2008 6:41 pm
I saw an article in the Seattle PI today about tickets for the Vancouver Olympics going on sale tomorrow. 

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It's been a while...
Posted 09-30-2008 10:46 pm
I've been a bad, bad blogger!  I can't believe over six months have gone by since I last wrote.  I have so much to write about but I've had a serious case of writer's block--of the, "oh my, I'm overwhelmed and have so much to write about, where do I even begin?" variety.

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San Juan Islands Trip--Friday Harbor
Posted 03-06-2008 12:48 pm

Several of the places I like to stay on San Juan Island have recently made additions or changes so I thought it was time for a trip up this way.

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Weekend trip to Portland
Posted 02-19-2008 11:24 am
Just got back from a weekend trip to Portland, primarily to see Ornette Coleman who performed on the opening night of the Portland Jazz Festival.

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What makes a foodie, a foodie?
Posted 11-14-2007 3:00 pm
I went to a wonderful event last night--it was a series of readings by local food writers called "Talking with Your Mouth Full" which was put together by Leite's Culinaria as a benefit for their scholarship program.

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Weekend trip to Victoria
Posted 10-29-2007 1:28 pm
I took a quick overnight trip up to Victoria a few weekends ago to see the Titanic exhibit at the Royal BC Museum before it closed (well worth the trip) and also to see the recently renovated south wing rooms at one of my preferred hotels in Victoria, the Laurel Point Inn.

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Hiking out in Forks
Posted 08-19-2007 1:51 pm

A couple weekends ago, I spent a great weekend hiking out in the Forks area with a friend.

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Seattle area food & wine tour
Posted 07-12-2007 12:33 pm

I've been back from Turkey for a while and working hard to catch up ever since.  Not only am I planning lots of fun trips to the Pacific Northwest for clients, I've been putting the finishing touches on my first ever food & wine tour.

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Greetings from Turkey
Posted 05-29-2007 2:26 am
I'm writing this in a cafe in the city of Antalya, on the southern coast of Turkey. 

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On the Road: Garberville to Eureka
Posted 04-07-2007 12:19 pm

I didn't travel very far today in miles, but the route I took was another spectacular drive.

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On the Road: Mendocino to Garberville
Posted 04-04-2007 8:22 pm
I'm sitting on the terrace of the venerable Benbow Inn and it's a gorgeous April evening.

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On the Road: Albion to Mendocino
Posted 04-04-2007 8:10 pm

I didn't have very far to go today--just up the road a few miles to Mendocino. 

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On the Road: San Francisco to Albion
Posted 04-04-2007 12:11 am
After a great layover day in San Francisco (highlighted by a couple excellent meals with friends:  brunch at Greens in the Marina and dinner at Gary Danko, which was truly amazing and, while not inexpensive, an excellent value, I thought), I headed back up to the Mendocino area.

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On the Road: Mendocino to San Francisco
Posted 04-03-2007 11:56 pm
Well, Hwy 1 down the coast from Mendocino to San Francisco is as spectacular as I've always heard.

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On the Road: Trinidad to Mendocino
Posted 04-01-2007 12:07 pm
More superlatives on another gorgeous day on the Northern California coast.

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On the Road: Port Orford to Trinidad
Posted 03-30-2007 10:16 am

I love what I do every day (how could I not?) but some days are just sublime.  Yesterday was one of them.  Driving through the redwoods with Elvis Costello on the stereo--I just let out a whoop of pure joy and felt very, very lucky.  

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On the Road: Seattle to Port Orford
Posted 03-29-2007 11:19 am
I'm looking at the Pacific Ocean while having breakfast at WildSpring, a wonderful retreat in Port Orford on the southern Oregon Coast.

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Recent stay at Hotel Andra
Posted 03-25-2007 1:03 pm
Seattle has a number of wonderful boutique hotels to choose from.  Last week I stayed at one of my favorites, Hotel Andra.

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Recent visit to Ray's Boathouse
Posted 03-21-2007 5:52 pm
I ate at Ray's Boathouse last night for the first time in a couple years and am happy to report that they still do seafood really, really well.

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Upcoming research trip to Northern CA coast
Posted 03-16-2007 11:55 am

Greetings! I'm in the process of planning a research trip to the Northern California Coast.

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Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Journeys travel blog
Posted 03-09-2007 4:08 pm
Welcome to Pacific Northwest Journeys travel blog. We will be updating our blog with travel reports shortly.

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