What do you want in travel and outdoors coverage?

What are you looking for in the way of travel and outdoors coverage?

As The Seattle Times’ new travel and outdoors editor, I’d like to know.

I’m no newcomer here, but I’m open to new ideas. I’ve been with the Times for 20 years, contributing travel writing for most of that. I served 10 years as our Northwest Weekend editor, and most recently as outdoors editor.

I’ve spent most of my life around Puget Sound, where I live on a salty old sailboat with my wife and two cats. A few weeks ago, my spouse took me to dinner at the Space Needle to celebrate a benchmark birthday that makes me an official “O.F.” (“Old” is the first part of that; the second part has to do with wind, but nothing to do with sailing.)

I hadn’t been up in the Needle for decades, though I was there when it first opened for the 1962 World’s Fair. I have a slightly traumatic memory of being dragged as a wide-eyed child into a bunny-hop dancing line, hopping spasmodically at the Needle’s base behind a woman in a beehive hairdo.

This dinner at the Space Needle was a new eye-opener — the steak and salmon were

Article source: http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/new-editor-asks-what-do-you-want-in-travel-outdoors-coverage/

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