Elegance in Oregon’s Wine Country


Sometimes more than the food in a restaurant, I’ll recall later the interesting mix of modern and old, the trompe l’oeule, the creation of elegance done with nothing more than well-placed chandeliers and linens. So, when I snagged a spot on an excursion to a new Oregon invitation-only vineyard, Native […]

Off-Season Travel


Apparently, unbenownst to me but clearly “benownst” to most of Washington State’s residents, Long Beach Peninsula is a summertime mecca. Which means that in the winter it is blissfully uncrowded. Empty save for the local residents, the oysters, the clams and crabs. Deliciously empty. During the holiday break, we found ourselves […]

Travel Writing


Travel writing is for reading and dreaming and tapping into another’s insights. I’ve been doing just that lately with a few stories from A Woman’s Path: Women’s Best Spiritual Travel Writing (published by Travelers’ Tales). With writers like Annie Lamott, Maya Angelou and Natalie Goldberg, it’s a book that you know is […]

Jude on Cinque Terre Trail Italy