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Tracy Ellen Beard

Tracy Ellen Beard
Tracy Ellen Beard is a Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon based freelance writer specializing in travel, dining, wine, adventure, non-profits, and alternative medicine. She is an avid outdoorsman who takes pleasure in hiking, skiing, backpacking, and cycling. As the founder and past president of an international children’s’ non-profit, Tracy’s travels have taken her all over the world. Her fifteen years of experience writing in various genres has added to her expertise. Tracy writes for Northwest Travel & Life, Meeting News Northwest, Luxe Beat Magazine and several other publications. She is a member of the AWAI (American Writers and Artists Inc.) and the ITWPA (International Travel Writers and Photographers Alliance).

Travel: Finding ecological diversity east of Salem, Oregon

What makes Oregon a four-season outdoor destination is its ecological diversity. Visitors meander through the old-growth forests hiking through sun and shade.

Discover a taste of France in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)

Tucked away in the Gastown Neighborhood in Vancouver, BC is Jules, a casual French bistro. You need to go there.

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Le Relais Bernard Loiseau: Culinary Majesty at the legendary Cote d’Or

Le Relais Bernard Loiseau is a magnificent 5 star Relais & Chateaux luxury restaurant, hotel, and spa under the direction of two Michelin star Chef Patrick Bertron.