Dining with the Basques in Boise

My first bite of beef tongue was a revelation. Thick yet tender, awash in a peppery, tomato-and-garlic-rich Bizkaian sauce, it almost melted in my mouth. Although I sat in a Read More …

Celebrating the Redwood Empire

The most impressive natural sight in the greater Pacific Northwest is not a mountain peak with its winter cap of snow, nor a rocky beach enduring the crash of surf, Read More …

Fire and Ice: Timberline in a Buick

You can ski 12 months a year at Timberline Lodge on Oregon’s Mount Hood. In other words, you can drive your Buick Regal TourX there even in the middle of Read More …

Calistoga Wines Hold Napa’s Winning Hand

Reminded by October’s devastating wildfires that growing grapes is a gamble and nature holds the ace card, winemakers in California’s Napa and Sonoma valleys are leaving nothing to chance. About Read More …

Where to Dine in Seattle in 2018

I used to live in Seattle, the wonderful maritime city that stretches along the eastern shore of Washington’s Puget Sound. I ate well, given the number of outstanding restaurants in Read More …

California Boutique: Four Sisters Inns

Once upon a time, there were four Post sisters. They lived in a big house on California’s Monterey Peninsula. And that’s where the story of the Four Sisters Inns begins. Read More …

Southern Idaho’s Family Ski Resorts

From the summit of 9,529-foot Peak 2 overlooking Idaho’s Soldier Mountain Ski Area, the view extends to the sleek resort community of Sun Valley, 30 miles east, and well beyond. Read More …

Winter Wine in the Willamette Valley

There’s no better time for wine enthusiasts to visit their favorite wineries than in the middle of winter. In Oregon’s Willamette Valley, autumn harvest has ended and spring bud break Read More …

The Art of Adventure on Salt Spring Island

Strange and wonderful things can happen when you are caught trespassing on Salt Spring Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The largest of the Southern Gulf Islands, off Read More …