Where have you been all my life?!

It’s always a little disquieting to stumble upon something that you should have been a part of all along. It’s like wandering into a room  and you find all of your friends having a party. It’s not that you were intentionally not-invited, it’s that you somehow missed all of the signs taped to every wallContinue reading “Where have you been all my life?!”

Top 20 Microbreweries in America [Matador Network]

Here’s a story that I had a lot of fun writing (and even more fun researching.) Top 20 Microbreweries in America 1. Kettlehouse Brewing Company, Missoula, Montana Known lovingly as the “K-hole” by Missoulians, this tiny brewery features an even smaller taproom where you’ll find locals of all stripes downing Cold Smoke Scotch Ale. TheyContinue reading “Top 20 Microbreweries in America [Matador Network]”

Stalking the Summit of Mt. Rainier

My good friend Jeff Handlin and his brother Scott just fulfilled a dream by attempting to summit Mount Rainier. “We found out there is no such thing as conquering a mountain; it can flick one off like a piece of lint anytime it feels like it,” Jeff said in an email to me. “But ifContinue reading “Stalking the Summit of Mt. Rainier”

Lost Photos Project

Recently, I’ve been forced to switch hard drives, leading me to the unenviable task of cleaning up my files. I knew that some day this would happen. What I didn’t know was the treasure chest of unlooked-at photographs buried in there. I had folders of pictures from trips around Maine that I knew existed, butContinue reading “Lost Photos Project”

JC’s Special Sauce (Arteries of America)

Real travel is when you put yourself in a position where the unexpected happens. Which is something I sometimes do accidentally. While driving around Dallas with the cast of “Paulie & Me” and Donna, our awesome Keller-Williams real estate agent guiding us through potential sites for a brewery, we happen by a restaurant called Sol Irelandes. TheContinue reading “JC’s Special Sauce (Arteries of America)”

Paulie and Me

“Join Paulie and Loren, long-time friends and hilarious duo, as they embark on a journey to build a microbrewery. Together, they hit the road to meet America’s top beer gurus, and learn what it takes to craft unique beers.” This is the tag line of a new TV show I’ve been working on for theContinue reading “Paulie and Me”

New Video: Montana Roadtrip in 1,062 Images

Pompey’s Pillar to St. Mary’s Peak – 1062 Images in Two Minutes Watch video This short film takes us on a hard-charging road-trip through 847 miles of Montana’s backroads from Pomey’s Pillar, east of Billings, through Yellowstone National Park and ending at the lookout tower at the top ofSt. Marys Peak just south of Missoula. I grewContinue reading “New Video: Montana Roadtrip in 1,062 Images”

Top Lessons Learned as Trip Films Video Correspondent – Part 1

Anyone following this blog has watched as I’ve been working with Trip Films to record some of the best sights, sounds and experiences a traveler is likely to encounter while in my current home base of Portland, Maine. Recently, I completed the project, posting my 13th video in the series. You can peruse those videos here.Continue reading “Top Lessons Learned as Trip Films Video Correspondent – Part 1”

I’m Featured on a Trip Films Blog Post

This week I was featured, along with several other TripFilms filmmakers, offering tips on exporting videos for use on the Trip Films web site. I really hope it helps someone dealing with the difficulties of video. I had weeks of problems getting videos up that didn’t weird lines when things were moving through the frame.Continue reading “I’m Featured on a Trip Films Blog Post”