Adventure

Adventure

Expeditions for the soul.
Nov
29
Venice Beach, California surf school.

Venice Beach is L.A.'s Theater of the Absurd – and we love it

THERE WAS THE guy with the bike. It was cool, because it had a side rack for a surf board.
3 min read
Oct
31
Haunted Hilton Boston Logan Airport.

An unexplained night in Boston

THE ON-AGAIN, off-again hum of the air conditioner kept me in a light sleep. The roar of jets taking off
7 min read
Oct
07
Morrow Rock and Morro Bay are great summer destinations on California's Central Coast.

Romancing the Central Coast

THE CENTRAL COAST is full of drive-through towns and quaint seaside villages. The rugged coastline is a magnet any time
4 min read
Sep
14
Seeking solace in the pines

Seeking solace in the pines

HE WAS ACCELERATING fast and hard. First in my rear view mirror, then in my side mirror. A man in
6 min read
Aug
24
The sonic lure of a desert inn

The sonic lure of a desert inn

ESCAPING LOS ANGELES has been an L.A. thing for Californians since the silent movie era and prohibition. Movie stars
4 min read
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