Adventure

Adventure

Expeditions for the soul.
Jul
27
Lookout Point, Maine, is near Brunswick, home to Bowdoin College.

Maine offers adventure for the unpretentious

TAKE IT FROM a flatlander: Maine is full of quirks. Let’s start with the lingo. ‘Bout as useless as
4 min read
Jul
13
Lake Champlain glimmers with color at sunset.

Vermont's waterfront jewel

Vermont — in particular Burlington — is like a movie set. There’s a scene around every bend, and a closing shot along every horizon.
4 min read
Jun
29
Suffering through winter to celebrate the lake life

Suffering through winter to celebrate the lake life

Lake life in Minnesota is as essential to the state’s identity as pond hockey and the gerbil tubes connecting downtown skyscrapers.
4 min read
Jun
15
The Navy's Blue Angels practice above El Centro, California.

Dunes, dudes and the Blue Angels

Around 2 p.m., I can see and hear the F-18 Super Hornets throttling up. The heat waves from the engines ripple through the air, blurring the hangars like muddy bokeh. Smoke billows high. Showtime has arrived.
4 min read
Jun
01
The haunted homesteads of Nebraska's prairie

The haunted homesteads of Nebraska's prairie

Ripping up state Highway 92, this house came out of nowhere. It was startling — its starkness and pale tones and grim facade.
4 min read
May
18
The true silent movie star

The true silent movie star

Monument Valley is one of the few scene stealers not found in Hollywood, but its majesty and grandeur remains a true A-lister.
3 min read
May
04
Youthful energy permeates this Kansas college town

Youthful energy permeates this Kansas college town

If the university is the heartbeat of the town, then Massachusetts Ave. is the artery that serves it. Buildings dating back more than a century are now chic restaurants, law offices and boutiques.
4 min read
Apr
20
This Colorado town isn't on your bucket list. But it still has the funk.

This Colorado town isn't on your bucket list. But it still has the funk.

Parts of Greeley are having a renaissance, while others seemingly missed their invitation to the new boom town.
4 min read
Apr
06
Day Tripper: Crystal Cove State Park is paradise amidst the bustle

Day Tripper: Crystal Cove State Park is paradise amidst the bustle

CALIFORNIA IS FULL of well-known beach towns and home to the most-photographed thoroughfare in the world, the Pacific Coast Highway.
3 min read
Mar
23
Main St. in Yuma, Arizona, is a blend of history and modern amenities.

Searching for the 3:10 to Yuma

There’s a lot of juxtaposition in this town. It’s part historical road-trip stop, part functioning regional hub, part military town and — mostly — a relic of the western dream.
4 min read