Daytona Strong - The Flying Salmon

About Daytona Strong

Daytona Strong

Daytona Strong is a freelance writer and former television journalist who loves sniffing out stories and uncovering hidden gems to write about. Born and raised in Seattle, she appreciates exploring the world, but finds road trips around the Northwest to be equally thrilling – especially when they take her to her favorite corner of Washington, Walla Walla. She also knows where to find the best tamales and donuts: they’re in little towns well off the beaten path. A true Pacific Northwesterner, Daytona was born and raised in Seattle and enjoys sharing everything she loves about her home with readers of The Flying Salmon.

In addition to writing at The Flying Salmon, Daytona is the voice behind Outside Oslo (, a blog exploring her Scandinavian heritage and love of good food, and Nooks & Cranberries (, a Destination Inspiration resource for writers. She can be reached at outsideoslo (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Recent posts by Daytona Strong

A Quiet Retreat in Off-Season Friday Harbor

View from Friday Harbor Ferry

As still as the air in the moments following the rain, the town of Friday Harbor proved an ideal place to find rest and to rejuvenate during a recent retreat with a dear friend. Located in the picturesque San Juan …

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Returning to Bend, Oregon, One Year Later

Road Trip to Bend
Being a wine lover living in the Pacific Northwest, Walla Walla—on the southeaster corner of Washington state—has been my repeat destination for the past several years. But the Northwest has so many other …

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Picking the Perfect Pumpkins at Remlinger Farms

Pumpkins Close Up
As I was walking to the car with one of the baggers from the grocery store the other day, I commented on the store’s display of pumpkins. The vivid red-orange Cinderella variety with pronounced features, ...

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