Award-winning writing: Travel, outdoors, lifestyle, fitness/health, consumer reporting and profiles
This feature article, published in Northwest Travel & Life's Nov/Dec 2018 issue, tells the tale of a week-long aurora hunting odyssey through Interior Alaska, including Fairbanks, Wiseman, Coldfoot and more. Includes original photography
This full-length travel guidebook (available both in print and as an ebook) won a Silver Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association in 2018.
This blog post covers everything you need to know about seeing Alaska's sometimes elusive northern lights, AKA the aurora borealis.
This second-edition hiking guidebook, available as both an ebook and a print edition, covers 50 hiking trails within a 30-minute drive of Anchorage, Alaska.
This full-length hiking guidebook, available in both print and ebook editions, offers in-depth coverage of day hiking trails near Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley and the Kenai Peninsula.
A starter packing list; what you should carry for short hiking trips.
Night hikes don't have to be scary -- but you should take them seriously. These four tips cover how to make nighttime outings safe and fun.
What goes up must go down -- and most hikers will tell you that downhill stretches are the hardest on their knees. Here's how to make those downhill trips easier.
A profile of the nonprofit Language Interpreter Center, which offers language access services to residents of Alaska.
A profile of Best Beginnings, a program promoting early childhood literacy, and its many lifelong benefits, in Alaska.
An in-depth profile of the young owners behind Alaska Mountaineering School, the only local franchisee for guiding climbers on Denali.
Following the nonprofit Alaska Moose Federation as they recover roadkill moose and deliver them to people and organizations that signed up to receive hundreds of pounds of free (but unexpected!) meat.
A look at the best bikes kids will love, striking that delicate balance between great value, fun features and the safety features you may appreciate more than your child does.
This buyers guide result from in-depth, hands-on testing of both men's and women's winter boots.
Selecting the best non-slip traction devices for multiple uses, after extensive research and hands-on testing.
This research-based case study showcases the best glucometers, taking into account medical studies, expert opinions and user feedback.
This in-depth buyers guide / case study features the best commercially available home safes for a variety of uses.
A comprehensive research report and buyers guide on the best upright freezers for non-commercial use.
All citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C — but how do they really compare? This breakdown of lemons, oranges, and other vitamin-C-rich fruits will clue you in.
Hot, hot, hot! And healthy, as long as you can stand the heat. That's what you can look forward to if you eat habanero peppers, which can be 40 times spicier than their little cousin the jalapeno.
A look at ginger's nutritional content, how its pungent flavor can spice up favorite foods, and what might happen if you go overboard with it as a supplement.
From a certified personal trainer with thousands of hours of hands-on experience, a look at how to get started in the fitness industry.
The number on the scale isn't the be-all, end-all of your health or fitness journey. Learn how to use a simple, inexpensive home method of gauging your progress toward your next fitness goal.
This online article details the upsides and downsides of working as a personal trainer, written by a certified trainer with 4,000+ hours of hands-on experience.
A buyer's guide to the best organic shampoos on the market.