Shore Acres, Oregon Coast
Just south of the town of Coos Bay is one of the most wonderful destinations on the southern Oregon coast, Shore Acres State park. Shore Acres is the site of an old estate, whose wonderful gardens are still maintained, and which sits on sandstone cliffs above the Pacific. Truly spectacular ocean views combine with truly spectacular sandstone formations, wow...
Tacoma, Day 2: Gig Harbor Gondolier
The second day of the July 2016 Travel Tacoma and Visit Rainier "instafam" tour was packed. The first thing (after breakfast at the Hotel Murano and checking out) in the morning we went to Gig Harbor, Washington, and met John "Cinque" Synco and his authentic Venetian gondola, Nelly. He runs Gig Harbor Gondola. John rowed us around the tranquil harbor, singing us Venetian songs and giving us a detailed history of gondoliers in America. Pretty great stuff! And the weather was truly perfect, as I think you can see from my photos below.
Tacoma, Day 2: Five-Mile Drive in Point Defiance, July 2016
For Travel Tacoma and Visit Rainier, five of us bloggers/instagrammers took part in an "instafam" tour of the greater Tacoma and Mt. Rainier areas in July 2016. Here is the first of several blog posts about the trip. One of the true must-sees when you're in Tacoma is the Five-Mile Drive through Point Defiance Park. You'll find hiking and biking trails through lush forest; you'll relax on serene Owen Beach with wonderful views of Pugent Sound and Mt. Rainier alike; you'll see thriving wildlife... particularly raccoons (one of my favorite animals).
Alaska: North End of Douglas Island
On June 29, 2016, during my trip through Alaska, we explored the northern end of Douglas Island, across from Juneau. The water and sky were matching shades of bright, light blue. The air was calm and smelled like seaweed (in the best possible way). We drove North Douglas Highway to the end stopping along the way at beaches and overlooks.
Janne Robinson and Emily Deslaurier: Walking to China Beach, Vancouver Island
Janne Robinson is a writer, a speaker, a force of nature, a cresting wave of positive energy. We did a multi-location brand shoot together in September 2015 on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Here is the third of the sets, in which Janne and Emily Deslaurier walked down to China Beach. (More photos of them at the beach and in the ocean will be posted here soon.)
Janne Robinson: Feminist Shoot
Janne Robinson is a writer, a speaker, a force of nature, a cresting wave of positive energy. We did a multi-location brand shoot together in September 2015 on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Here is the second of the sets, this one centered on a shirt with the letters: FEMI NIST. We were joined in several shots by Emily Deslaurier.