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Sage Lodge: A Slice of Heaven along the Yellowstone in Montana’s Paradise Valley

By J “Kat” Loren : : As I drive through the golden hills of the Paradise Valley towards Sage Lodge, situated between Bozeman, Montana and Yellowstone National Park’s NW entrance, … Continue reading

January 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watching for the Rise

by J “Kat” Loren Look deeper. You know I lie in wait. My red band taunting you. Your hatband dotted with surreal flies you think will fool me. So close … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Reading the Waters of Life: All of life can be understood in a day by the river

All of life can be understood in a day of fly fishing by the river

June 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Cape Disappointment on Long Beach Peninsula, Washington: Best Hikes for Pacific NW Photographers

by J. “Kat” Loren : : You won’t be disappointed in this fabulously scenic photography stop. On the way to Southern Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, stop off at Cape Disappointment … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Stalking a Fisherman on the McCloud

By J “Kat” Loren :: This river lures as many lovers and photographers as fishermen to its gorgeous gorges, waterfalls and tempting boulder-strewn banks. Today, I’m solo and toting a … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

A Honu Day for Me – Best Morning and Evening Snorkeling Beaches off Kihei, Maui

By J. “Kat” Loren : : It’s a typical Maui day for a tourist like me. I drive down the hill from my condo towards my designated beach as the … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Zion Ponderosa Ranch – The Perfect Base Camp to Explore Zion National Park’s Eastern Rim

by J “Kat” Loren : : I’ve never been one for deserts, preferring lush mountains and trees, rushing rivers, waterfalls and oceans to what I perceived as arid nothingness. However, … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kayaking into the Salish Sea

Video – Summer days . . .Lazy days…  

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Exploring the Wild Side at the North Cascades Institute

A Photo Essay by J. “Kat” Loren : : Escape to the wilderness has never been so easy or so comfortably fun until I discovered the beautiful facility called the … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Movin’ it at Movara Fitness Resort

by J “Kat” Loren : : Craving a week away at a resort focusing on fitness in the company of like-minded adventurers, I flew to Las Vegas and caught a … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Gem of Affordable Luxury – Sparkling Hill Resort

by J “Kat” Loren :: Every season has its beauty. It’s as true on the face of nature as it is on the human face. After a week at Sparkling … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Perfect Retreat: Mountain Trek into Health and Wholeness

If I were to choose a perfect vacation far away from all responsibilities (but still able to connect via internet), I’d choose a place where I could breath fresh mountain air, smell the scent of pine after a light rain, hike along ridges that rim the sky, picnic beside high alpine lakes, and return each evening to a gorgeous lodge where a personal chef prepares and serves my meals, and a sauna, Jacuzzi and massage therapist awaits me. ..I have found such a place…

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Top 8 Doggie Day Spas in the Seattle Area

By J “Kat” Loren :: (Author of The Seattle Dog – City Guide for Dog Lovers on the Seattle/Eastside) If your dog is looking a bit shaggy from all those … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rivers of Healing

By J “Kat” Loren : :   Fly fishing offers a great escape from the pain of the past, a respite from the stressors of life, and a new camaraderie … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Grace on the Fly: NW Women Wade into Fly Fishing

By J “Kat” Loren :: Knee deep in her waders, she whips the rod back, hesitates a second then casts it forward – a delicate presentation resulting in dropping the … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Where Seals Learn to Swim: Catalina Island, California

Destination Swims: Catalina Island, CA  _____________________________________________________________________________ By J Kat” Loren ::   Sometimes when adults sank themselves into the ritual stupor of cold gin under the hot afternoon sun in … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Father’s Last Fjord: Cruising the Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

By J. “Kat” Loren :: ___________________ Millions of people cruise every year. For some, it is a first cruise. For others, they sense upon embarkation, that it will be their last.  … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Best Mussels? Penn Cove

by J “Kat” Loren :: Culinary experts agree on one thing – the best mussels come from Penn Cove, just offshore of the town of Coupeville on Whidbey Island, north … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Intergenerational Cruising: The no-stress family vacation

By J “Kat” Loren :: Everyone’s done it in my family but me. When my sister called and said mom and dad wanted to take the Star Princess cruise to … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chaminade Resort – Step into Old California above Santa Cruz

By J. Kat Loren :: The coastal fog parts shortly after I turn off highway 101 and drive up the hillside towards Chaminade Resort through a  forest of cypress and … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment