Category: North America

  • Niagara Falls up close

    Niagara Falls up close

    Here is a close up view of Niagara Falls

  • Riding with “The Dog”

    Riding with “The Dog”

    A travel adventure to most people means a climbing expedition, a safari or similar experience. Mine was much more modest – and economical.

  • Gros Morne, Newfoundland, Canada

    A trip to Newfoundland was just far enough away, requiring exactly the right mix of nonrefundable airfare, planning, and difficulty involved in reaching the place, that canceling in favor of work was out of the question.

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Walk through Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

    An oasis in the Chihuahuan Desert, Carlsbad, New Mexico is approximately 120 miles north of El Paso, Texas. A nice town with plenty of hotels, restaurants, and a Wal-Mart, Carlsbad makes a good base camp from which to stock up and explore the area’s most significant attraction, the Carlsbad Cavern National Park.

  • Capturing the Human Spirit: Thoughts and Images from the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games

    As spring of 2003 begins, I find myself looking back to a year ago, when the Salt Lake Olympic Games were coming to a jubilant close. It was a period of great pride for me to witness representatives from around the world coming together in the spirit of competition, friendship, and humanity.

  • Finding the Heart of the Alsek

    Finding the Heart of the Alsek

    On every river you can find one place that’s so full of mystery, life, and beauty, that it’s like finding the very heart of the river itself. It may be a shadowy, swirling pool that reflects light in such a way, you could swear you were seeing into another world. Or it could be an easy bend where the rush has undercut the bank, and trees’ roots dip into the stream. They are images of every river, but something about that particular spot makes it seem different, unique, and inspired. On the Alsek, you’ll find that place after each turn.

  • Live Free or Die: Are New Hampshire’s Colonial Barns Merely a Thing of the Past?

    The covered bridge in Bath, New Hampshire is a sturdy reminder of reliability and the Congregational Church evokes a sense of strong neighborly bonds between community members. Still, another landmark of New Hampshire’s traditions is just down the road–off the beaten path. That symbol is the colonial family barn.