“I love to meander, be it old markets or city streets, soaking in the culture and vibe. Always with notepad and camera in hand.”

Hello, I’m MaryRose Denton and I live in the Pacific Northwest between mountains and water. I am a traveler, massage therapist, a vegetarian foodie, and mom to two amazing grown-up kids.  I enjoy the mashup of these that life brings and writes about them with insight, humor, and wit.

As a native to the Northwest, I did live, for a short duration, in Canada before returning home to this richly beautiful and diverse area. I enjoy  traveling overseas, exploring and visiting friends in their native homes allowing myself a deeper and richer understanding of human nature.

Writing has always been a part of my life; journaling, personal essays, and more recently blogging and travel writing. As I approached my late 40’s, I knew I needed to begin creating a shift in careers. I have been a massage therapist in the health and wellness industry for almost 30 years. It was time to consider the next path. Marrying my love for travel with my love of writing seemed like the perfect match.

Writing brings me purpose in life and it brings me freedom. Freedom to wander, to explore, to really see people. If my stories, words, or writing touches someone or connects with them, then it has served its purpose.

I am a current member of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association, the International Association for Professional Writers and Editors, and a Freelance Journalist with TravMedia. I belong to the local chapter of Travel Massive WA, and Media Kitty, I can also be found on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and as a contributing writer on Medium.com.


La Conner and Edison, Washington

Two small towns in the heart of Skagit Valley awaits you

If you are looking for the perfect Washington state weekend getaway then try these two, off-the-beaten-path, towns in the heart of the Skagit Valley. They can be combined in a single day trip or extended into a leisurely and fun-filled weekend.

La Conner and Edison, Washington

A Road Trip of a Different Color,

An Introduction to Our Sailing Itinerary

“Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. We will stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, then we will turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us, always. Because stories are more important than things.” — Victoria Erickson

I am embarking on a road trip of a different sort, aboard a sailboat, and I invite you to come along! If road trips are to be like human wings then doing it by sail is the purest form of flying. The wind is literally beneath your wings and sails.

A Road Trip of a Different Color, An Introduction to our sailing Trip

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