My best photo from my whale watching trip on Molokai, Hawaii.
Two Adelie penguins oceanside on the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.
The annual Travel Blog Exchange conference will be held next week right here in my home state of Colorado. As such, I feel inclined to offer some practical advice for the people who are coming in from out of the state or country. I sure didn’t know these things when I moved here twelve years ago. And […]
While whale watching in Hawaii I sprawled on the floor of the boat, having decided in a split second that it was better to fall backward than to go overboard into the ocean. The small boat was battered by thirteen-foot waves, rocking from side to side like some perverse cradle. But I was giggling on […]
It took twelve years, but I finally saw my first bear in the wild in Colorado while on a drive through Rocky Mountain National Park.
A Crumple Horned Snorkak? I thought, Isn’t that a fictional animal from the Harry Potter books? No, not a Crumple Horned Snorkak, I was corrected in response to me repeating the name aloud, a Bristle-Thighed Curlew. “A Bristle-Thighed what?” I asked. “Is it original recipe or extra crispy?” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. […]
I climbed into the boat, happy with the idea of floating down the Green River for a short distance in the manner of explorer John Wesley Powell. Sure, I wasn’t on some grand expedition like his team. I was just out enjoying a hike through one of the most beautiful spots in Utah – and […]
I stood on the rocky shore of the Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park with a dozen other tourists, cameras musically clicking away. The ocean scenery was stunning and the historic park interesting, but everyone’s eyes were directed toward the shallow water in the small bay. A group of endangered green sea turtles were diving […]