As Pacific Northwesterners, it seems like we spend most of the year waiting for summer. Then suddenly it's here, and it's the middle of July before you know it! The farmer's market is bustling, unripe fruit hangs on trees and bushes, and swims are necessary almost daily.
I'm a writer and editor in Seattle. I started this blog in 2008 to chronicle my travels in Latin America, and continued writing through jaunts in Europe and Asia.
Now I'm back where I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and can't stop hiking to fire lookouts in the Cascade Mountains. My guidebook, Hiking Washington's Fire Lookouts, will be published by Mountaineers Books in May 2018.