Before You Complain About Your Flight…

Before You Complain About Your Flight… In the past three days, I’ve traveled across the country and back on four different flights. There a lot of things I could complain about. These include: Not enough leg room – this is dehydrating – too hot – what sort of asshole reclines his seat?...

Commercial Fishing in Alaska

Commercial Fishing in Alaska When I was twenty years old, I had the opportunity to fish in Alaska. A friend named Melissa suggested it. Her dad was a commercial fisherman and she invited me up to her hometown of Sitka for a visit. By fishing, I’d earn enough to pay for my plane ticket. I was...

Americana

Americana I spent two summers of my youth working as a farmhand in West Virginia. There are kernels of truth in everything you hear about West Virginia. It’s beautiful, unfairly maligned, and is home to pockets of brutal poverty that most of us only experience through novels of...

10 Ways to Move Your Body at Eagle Island State Park

10 Ways to Move Your Body at Eagle Island State Park I’m embarrassed to admit that it took me more than a decade and the esteemed title of Writer-in-Residence for Idaho State Parks to get me to Eagle Island. So lame. But at least now I know what I’ve been missing and I can make use of it in the future. I was...

Summer Fun in Idaho: Farragut State Park

Summer Fun in Idaho: Farragut State Park   If you’re not thrilled about the idea of tent camping (Ouch, my back!), but you can’t fathom an actual RV (Ouch, my wallet!), there is a middle ground that might be right for you. Behold, the cabin. We spent two nights in this little gem in Farragut State Park. The...

Summer Fun in Idaho: 6 Ways to Master the Staycation

Summer Fun in Idaho: 6 Ways to Master the Staycation   Last summer I wrote about Boise’s Best Family Staycation. We’ve been itching for warm weather just to repeat the experience and temperatures last week reached the triple digits, so over the weekend we returned to the The Riverside Hotel to kick off the summer....