The Perpetual Vagabond

Exploring the world near and far, mostly on foot.

Category: Travel

  • The Next Adventure: Camino de Santiago (Via Podiensis—France) July 2023

    The Next Adventure: Camino de Santiago (Via Podiensis—France) July 2023

    Two months ago I bought plane tickets to Europe with plans to walk my second Camino, this time the Via Podiensis (also knows as the Chemin du Puy) in France. I walked my first Camino 11 years ago this summer (~175 miles total on the Camino Frances in Northern Spain); a decision that, at the…

  • Sunset on the Oregon Coast

    Sunset on the Oregon Coast

    Sunsets are often beautiful, but sometimes they take your breath away.

  • Spring on the Oregon Coast

    Spring on the Oregon Coast

    April 13, 2023 I spent the week on the Oregon Coast. It’s been years since I’ve written a blog post, but being out here has pushed me to start writing again. I’m also taking a social media break—at least trying to. I’m one of the people who love to be “in the know,” and I…

  • Siouxon Creek Trail

    Siouxon Creek Trail

    In late June, 2020, I emerged from months of sheltering in place, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ventured out into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, in SW Washington State. It was a beautiful, sunny, 80 degree day, with a light breeze. The forest service road to the trail head was mostly paved, but full…

  • My Very First Trail “Run”

    My Very First Trail “Run”

      About two years ago I decided that I wanted to start running. I was in my mid thirties and office work was keeping me more sedentary than I would have liked. I hated going to the gym, and was not a particularly athletic person, but I did love being outside, so running seemed like…

  • The Perpetual Vagabond is Back!

    The Perpetual Vagabond is Back!

    Hello Dear Readers! I began this blog in May of 2011, while reading Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way, a book about discovering or recovering our creativity. At that time, I was not only unaware of that fact that creativity was something I had lost, but I also came to understand how that loss was…

  • Photo: Impressions in the Sand

    Happy 2016 from the Oregon Coast!   

  • Photos: December in Forest Park

    A beautiful, misty,  December hike through Forest Park in Portland Oregon:

  • A Very Hot June in the Pacific Northwest

    This year has been pretty A-typical, weather wise, and June has been no exception. Normally this time of year it is still damp and cool and I have always said that summer starts on July 5th in the Pacific Northwest (as it almost always rains on the 4th). But, this year summer arrived sometime in April.…

  • Cape Disappointment, WA~New Years Eve

    This New Years Eve, I decided to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and escape to the coast. It turned out to be a rare sunny couple of days on the notoriously, cold and wet Washington Coast. It was a beautiful way to ring in 2015!