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Tide pools: Salishan Lodge an unexpected treasure

Driving along the Oregon coast, I spotted the entrance for Salishan Lodge. Recalling that an art-savvy friend once told me that Salishan has a terrific collection of Pacific Northwest art,I made a quick turn.

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Tide pools: Muffin musings

Breakfast muffins and I have a complicated relationship. My mother taught me that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And yet I have a sweet tooth the size of Mt. Whitney.

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Tide pools: You Say Tomato, I Say Dave’s

Barreling down 101 in early October, on my way from San Francisco to the Central Coast town of Cambria, I pulled off for a juicy stop in Morgan Hill.

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Tide pools (and Twilight): Taking a Bite of Forks, Wash.

I drove into the tiny Olympic Peninsula town of Forks, Wash., the other day. Haven’t heard of Forks? Clearly you don’t have a teenage kid, or even know a teenage kid.

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Tide pools: Montana de Oro, a surprise on the California coast

Montaña de Oro State Park blew me away.

I grew up in Los Angeles and have lived in San Francisco for years, and thought I’d visited all the great coastal sites in between. But no.

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Tide pools: Seal Rock, Oregon's coastal treasure

Not every tide pool made the final cut, but that hardly means they're not worthwhile.

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Tide pool school

The things one has to learn before reporting on a topic as familiar —and as foreign —as tide pools.

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Tide pools: Traveling local

As I write my first posting for VIA’s new blog, I thought I’d tell you a little about what I do for the magazine. This photo, taken a few days ago, pretty much sums it up.

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Featured Journey: Pacific Flyway

Because flying is for the birds, writer Craig Neff drove across the country in pursuit of migratory avians.

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Featured Destination: Casper, Wyo.

Casper, Wyo., is in the heart of cowboy country and wears it with pride. From cowboy shops to down-home diners, writer Dina Mishev shows us there's much to love about the place.

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