The Winston House

The Winston House

Seattle’s First Canna-Friendly Airbnb Nestled in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, the city’s very own bud and breakfast, Winston House, offers much more than imagined. I expected a chic, three story cabin on a quiet street… what I got was more than I envisioned.    In my head the house was simple, yet comfortable, with tie dye or Bob Marley tapestries adorning the walls under blacklights and glow in the dark pot leaves. The…

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Oregon Coast Edibles

Oregon Coast Edibles

A Taste Through the Dispensaries of the Scenic Coast       My decade-long travels for fiber (see “Eco Printing Cannabis’s  Landscape” in August 2016’s edition) have brought me up and down the Oregon Coast. As a California resident, and 215 card-holder, I had trouble finding medication along the way. It is needless to say that when recreational cannabis became legal in Oregon, I was excited. This made traveling easier and more enjoyable. However, the…

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Oregon and the Giant Peach

Oregon and the Giant Peach

The mission statement above, the sign that greets all who enter this sacred space, speaks volumes to the sheer weight of our summertime frolic symbolized by the peach. This place is the single greatest romance I have ever known, an event that is the spiritual manifestation of a welcoming tune playing faintly in the distance- audible only to those careful enough to listen and follow the song. Musicians and artists from all over Oregon and…

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River Rat: Madison River

River Rat: Madison River

When you are used to being around the ocean your whole life, it is obvious that it stays with you and you constantly think about it when you are away from it. However, being away from the things you love can sometimes be the biggest blessing, it can also be extremely difficult to find happiness and to be creative with that happiness. Living in Montana is amazing, but like I said, for me growing up…

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Bud & Breakfast

Bud & Breakfast

WEEKEND RETREAT Bud & Breakfast It’s here. Humboldt County’s first Bud & Breakfast. HIGHWAY 36 When a traditional bed & breakfast just doesn’t cut it, visitors will soon have the option to experience a magical getaway in the mountains of Humboldt County’s Highway 36.     While the owner of this soon-to-be Bud & Breakfast wishes to remain anonymous until marijuana is legalized, the construction of the cabins are already underway.  “This retreat will be built…

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Back Road

Back Road

– Sean Jansen – The term “back road” is something that resonates with me on a deep level, something I strive for everyday with my photo and writing career. Pursuing the unknown and going in a different direction with my work and seeking the opportunity to rise above. Using exploration and adventure to get there. However, I feel the word “adventure” has been used in ways of over-exaggeration. Adventure, to me, if I were to…

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California’s Highway 1

California’s Highway 1

California’s Highway 1 Fort Bragg to Monterey Keith Warwick, PE The portion of California’s Highway 1 (California 1) from Fort Bragg to Monterey presents a fascinating, nostalgic environment. The highway has a unique charm and character that is significant to California residents and visitors alike. In California, until about 1900’s, most roads were simple cleared dirt roads.  They were suitable for travel on foot, by horses or by horse- or mule-drawn wagons, but in inclement…

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The Road to Shelter Cover

The Road to Shelter Cover

The road to Shelter Cove isn’t so much a back road as it is the only road into and out of this tiny seaside village. Winding and narrow, this 23-mile stretch is more like a roller coaster you can drive you’re car on than a road, but it’s well worth it the trip. The Shelter Cove road takes you straight into the heart of the fabled Lost Coast. Beginning in Redway, the road travels through…

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Emerald Travels: Café

Emerald Travels: Café

Café Sean Jansen Travel Columnist   What is a café? By direct definition from the Webster’s dictionary, a café is: a restaurant, usually small and pretentious. To us in the states, a café is a place you generally go in the morning or early afternoon to get yourself a coffee or tea, and most serve breakfast or brunch. They are places you can go with friends or family to dine and talk, and some bring…

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Emerald Travels

Emerald Travels

Sticky Rice Pudding with Mangoes Sean Jansen Travel Columnist Europe and the United States are the two areas of the world that probably produce the most sweets in comparison to the rest of the globe. Or so that is what most think, and for the most part they are right. But what about elsewhere on this planet? South America, for example, has a European influence along with its own sugary delights, making for something unique….

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