Sir, Yes Sur! Driving the California Coast


The images look unbelievable, but they are real and they are spectacular. This is Big Sur. Waves crashing against the craggy coast, mist drifting up mountains that rise abruptly from the sea, and bridges impossibly clinging to cliffs made for a perfect day trip ending with elephant seals… CONTINUE READING >> 


The images look unbelievable, but they are real and they are spectacular. This is Big Sur. Waves crashing against the craggy coast, mist drifting up mountains that rise abruptly from the sea, and bridges impossibly clinging to cliffs made for a perfect day trip ending with elephant seals… CONTINUE READING >> 

Big Heads, Badlands & Bear Claws

After the seemingly endless trek across the windswept northern prairie, the landscape suddenly changes. On second thought, suddenly hardly describes it.

Abruptly, immediately, instantaneously the topography dramatically goes from flat grassland besieged with billboards to the spectacularly gnarled Badlands.

Out of nowhere the South Dakota plains give way to layers of soft shale, clay and limestone that wear away at a rate of about an inch a year… CONTINUE READING >>

After the seemingly endless trek across the windswept northern prairie, the landscape suddenly changes. On second thought, suddenly hardly describes it.

Abruptly, immediately, instantaneously the topography dramatically goes from flat grassland besieged with billboards to the spectacularly gnarled Badlands.

Out of nowhere the South Dakota plains give way to layers of soft shale, clay and limestone that wear away at a rate of about an inch a year… CONTINUE READING >>

Meet Bigfoot’s Florida Cousin!

Skunk Apes are omnivores, with the ability to climb and make beds out of leafy branches, there are an estimated 7 – 9 of them in the Everglades, they like alligator caves, smell like rotten eggs, and they love lima beans. Skunk Apes lead a nomadic, hunter/gatherer existence, have a good memory and exceptional hearing. We had to find one for ourselves, so we headed deep into the Florida Everglades… CONTINUE READING >>
Skunk Apes are omnivores, with the ability to climb and make beds out of leafy branches, there are an estimated 7 – 9 of them in the Everglades, they like alligator caves, smell like rotten eggs, and they love lima beans. Skunk Apes lead a nomadic, hunter/gatherer existence, have a good memory and exceptional hearing. We had to find one for ourselves, so we headed deep into the Florida Everglades… CONTINUE READING >>

Glacier National Park in the Winter

With only a couple days for our explorations, we took a pass on the skiing in Whitefish and opted for a drive into Glacier National Park. Amtrak’s Empire Builder travels along the southern edge of the park and is an amazing way to see it in the winter, but we wanted to venture in a little deeper… CONTINUE READING >> 

With only a couple days for our explorations, we took a pass on the skiing in Whitefish and opted for a drive into Glacier National Park. Amtrak’s Empire Builder travels along the southern edge of the park and is an amazing way to see it in the winter, but we wanted to venture in a little deeper… CONTINUE READING >> 

Following in the Footsteps of the Ancestral Puebloans

I think it is safe to say that most of us didn’t know that there were skilled builders creating impressive, sophisticated, enormous stone structures right here in North America over a thousand years ago…
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I think it is safe to say that most of us didn’t know that there were skilled builders creating impressive, sophisticated, enormous stone structures right here in North America over a thousand years ago…
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Our Favorite Winter Getaways (without going too far away)

With the weather starting to turn chilly we think now is a good time to take a look at some ideas for for a winter getaway and begin planning that escape. So let’s take a look back at a few of the places that we found the best for lifting our spirits over the past few winters… CONTINUE READING >> 

With the weather starting to turn chilly we think now is a good time to take a look at some ideas for for a winter getaway and begin planning that escape. So let’s take a look back at a few of the places that we found the best for lifting our spirits over the past few winters… CONTINUE READING >> 

4 Fantastic Attractions a Stone’s Throw from the 4 Corners

It is possible to set foot in Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico all at once. However, the nearby attractions may be even cooler than the meeting of these four states… CONTINUE READING >>

It is possible to set foot in Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico all at once. However, the nearby attractions may be even cooler than the meeting of these four states… CONTINUE READING >>

Cliff Dwelling on the Past

We are heading to Mesa Verde next week, so we thought that this would be a good time to take a look back at some of the other outstanding ancient dwellings of the American Southwest… CONTINUE READING >>

We are heading to Mesa Verde next week, so we thought that this would be a good time to take a look back at some of the other outstanding ancient dwellings of the American Southwest… CONTINUE READING >>