Beyond Your Front Door, with Dina Pavlis

When you pique people’s curiosity — or help them make a connection: why is something special? why is something important? then they begin to care.~ Dina Pavlis

Killer whales, honey bees, walking dunes and hugging trees? Those are just a few of the delights awaiting those who get beyond their front doors, both literal and figurative.

Dina Pavlis has lived and played on the Oregon Coast for over 20 years. She is an avid hiker, outdoor enthusiast, nature photographer and volunteer interpretive ranger with the U.S. Forest Service. She also produces and hosts Beyond Your Front Door Northwest, a coastal adventure radio show that airs weekly in the Pacific Northwest. I got to know her work through stations in coastal Oregon and Washington that carry both her show and mine** — and I was soon a fan.

I live on the other side of the continent but she has piqued my curiosity big time for a part of the country I had known little about.

A lovely celebration of curiosity not just in work and life, but out and about!

I don’t know what I don’t know and sometimes I think I know something and I’m wrong!

Listen to Choose to be Curious #196: Beyond Your Front Door, with Dina Pavlis

** Catch Dina and Beyond Your Front Door Northwest on these independent community radio stations: KXCR 90.7 FM (Florence, OR); KXCJ 105.7 FM (Illinois Valley, OR); KPRP 99.1 FM (Portland, OR)); KORC 105.9 FM (Corvallis, OR); KOYS 94.1 FM (Bellingham, WA); KSVR 91.7 FM (Mt. Vernon, WA); KCIW 100.7 FM (Brookings-Harbor, OR)

Check out Beyond Your Front Door Northwest. You can thank me later.

Enjoy my conversation with Jenn Seiff and her wonderful 5-5-5 exercise.

I enjoyed Gretchen Rubin’s book Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World (2023).

Have some fun with these Oregon Coast Quests.

Theme music by Sean Balick. “Celestial Navigation” by Aeronaut, via Blue Dot Sessions

Cover photo by Dina Pavlis; graphic photo (used below) by Julie Thomas.

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