Nancy Mueller

member for over 6 years

Member Since:
May 2012

I am a Seattle-based speaker, travel writer/photographer and author with an established media outlet at:, "fun travel adventures for the young at heart." My bags are always packed for day trips, weekend getaways and global adventures. Client stories explore destinations through cruising, food & dining, arts & culture, health & wellness, outdoor adventures and bucket-list experiences.

Publications include my book, Work Worldwide: International Career Strategies for the Adventurous Job Seeker (Avalon Travel Publishers), travel articles featured in print publications such as Northwest Travel & Life Magazine, AAA Highroads Arizona and Hemispheres Magazine.

When this wanderboomer isn’t traveling, I help global executives polish their personal and professional brand to build positive business relationships. 

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Published Articles (39)

Take a Luxury Tesla Tour in Okanagan, BC

For a Boomer girlfriend getaway, it’s hard to top a luxury Tesla road trip along Route 97 in BC’s beautiful Thompson Okanagan region.

Art in Nature

Spring signals a new season of recreational adventures when art and nature lovers can find the best of both worlds. For an art-filled walk on the wild side, sculpture parks […]

SAM’s Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect Closing Jan. 15th

If you’ve been putting off a visit to see Seattle Art Museum (SAM)’s current exhibit, Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect, the good news is you still have time. The bad news? […]

Vancouver Girlfriend Getaway

When you and your gal pals are looking for a fun place to play, look no further than Vancouver, B.C. For spectacular scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, fine dining, endless shopping […]

Discover the Dreamers & Doers of Downtown Albany, Oregon

There must be something in the waters at the confluence of the Calapooia and Willamette Rivers that seduce big dreamers and doers to stake their claim here. Oregon has long been […]

Relax and Reconnect in Parksville, BC

Set along Vancouver Island’s scenic eastern shoreline, Parksville BC’s laid-back coastal community of 23,500 (including the surrounding area) offers a hospitable haven of peace and tranquility. Road trippers seeking rest […]

B.C.’s Southern Sunshine Coast

British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast stretches 112 miles on Highway 101 from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound. connecting quiet coastal communities, sandy beaches, scenic vistas and cathedral-like groves.

Women of Influence in the NW Craft Beverage Scene

Ginger Johnson’s foray into the world of beer began with a simple question: Why aren’t more women enjoying beer?

Short Crossings: Tiny Ferry Adventures

For up close and personal encounters close to shore, together with fast, friendly service, a tiny passenger ferry can be just the ticket to take you where you want to […]

Bird Lovers Flock to Wings over Water Festival

Bird lovers, rejoice! Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival celebrates the Spring arrival of migratory birds to the Pacific Northwest.

Jacob Lawrence Migration Series: Seattle Art Museum

Visitors have the rare opportunity to view the complete Jacob Lawrence Migration Series at Seattle Art Museum January 21 through April 23, 2017.

Indulge in a Chocolate Tour

Whether your goal is to be educated, entertained or showered with chocolate tastings, here are three favorite Northwest chocolate tours:

6 Food Cities in North America by 6 Food Writers

Collaborative post on 6 favorite food cities in North America by 6 food writers – published on

Top 5 Tips for Taking a Taxi in Vancouver, BC

The next time you travel to beautiful Vancouver, BC, here are 5 top tips when taking a taxi as your vehicle of choice:

Off the Beaten Culinary Path in Richmond, BC

For aficionados of Asian cuisine, Richmond, BC is a food lover’s paradise. With over 200 restaurants on Alexandra Road alone, Canada’s multicultural city serves up a variety of flavors.

Thunderbird Café – Whistler, BC

Under the direction of Chef David Li, the Thunderbird Café showcases the aboriginal foods of the Squamish and Lil’wat nations.

3 Vancouver Island Road Trips

Catch the B.C. Ferry at Swartz Bay near Sidney for your destination, Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island. (Co-written with editor Allen Cox)

Waterfront Wedding Destinations

When it comes to magical wedding locations, waterfront destinations rank high on the list. Here’s a peek at a few favorite sites in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Florida Keys and Key West Winter Getaway

Head to the southernmost site of the U.S for your getaway to one of North America’s friendliest, most fun-loving destinations.

Festive Holiday Shopping in Bellevue, Washington

What better time of year to get your shopping on than the holiday season?

3 Infamous Haunts in Washington State

In the land of the elusive Sasquatch, that hairy Bigfoot creature said to roam the region’s backwoods, come tales of ghosts.

Vacation on the Romantic Danube with Viking River Cruises

Come with me as I explore the Romantic Danube from Budapest to Nuremberg from the comfort of my Viking River Cruise.

How to Pack Light for Your Luxury Cruise Adventure

For my 8-day Viking Cruise, I resolved to pack light and only take a carry-on and a personal item, which worked just fine.

Summer Getaways: Birch Bay, Washington

Long stretches of sandy shoreline, calm waters and panoramic views make up Birch Bay, a quiet coastal community off the beaten path in Washington State.

Tour a University Town This Spring

Get to know the college campus, surrounding neighborhood and city or country life when helping your high schoolers select the right university environment.

Nonstop: Cruising North to Alaska’s Inside Passage

Discover an affordable Northwest getaway to an enchanting destination aboard Holland America’s cruise to Alaska’s Inside Passage.

The Joy of Teaching: Chef Bobby Moore

Join acclaimed chef Bobby Moore for his interactive cooking class aboard Holland America’s ms Westerdam in Southeast Alaska.

Spectacular Wedding Destinations

When choosing just the right site for your nuptials, why not follow your dreams to an unforgettable Northwest wedding destination?

Aerial Adventures: Flying High Over the Northwest

Discover the thrill of flight on any one of these six aerial adventures over the Pacific Northwest.

Chef Blaine Wetzel: Culinary Mastermind of Lummi Island, Washington

At the Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Chef Blaine Wetzel prepares his team for the evening’s three-hour tasting.

Girlfriend Getaway: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, Alabama

Discover the fun of a Gulf Shores’ girlfriend getaway. 

The Dalles: Family-Friendly Vacation Destination

Here’s why The Dalles, a mere 84 miles east of Portland, Oregon, gets my vote for an ideal vacation destination.

Gulf Shores’ Bird Buddies

Photo post: Flying high over the Gulf Shores, spreading its wings, soaring along with the help of its friends.  

Write Your Way into a Happy New Year!

Staffed by savvy locals, Village Books is located in Bellingham’s historic Fairhaven district.

Gone Fishing to Orange Beach, Alabama!

“Fishin’ and wishin’ and hopin’ and prayin’” is my mantra on a cool November afternoon in Orange Beach, Alabama. 

Foraging Fun with Jennifer Hahn

 Author. Poet. Teacher. Naturalist. Forager. Jennifer Hahn packs an impressive resume after more than 25 years as a wildlife adventurer.

A Day of Play Aboard the Schooner Zodiac

Originally built for the Johnson & Johnson family in 1924, the Schooner Zodiac is a classic wooden yacht with the largest working mainsail in North America.

Mediterranean Mussels Magic at Taylor Shellfish Farm

Includes Skillet Mussels or Mediterranean Mussels 1 – 2 – 3 Recipe (courtesy of Jon Rowley)

A Treat to Eat at Taylor Shellfish Farms

Geoducks, clams and crabs – oh, my! Kicking-off our Bellingham Whatcom County Media Tour with a tasty meal at the largest shellfish company in North America.