Adventure

Adventure

Expeditions for the soul.
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
Mar
09
Postcards from the night sky

Postcards from the night sky

Of cold winter nights in the hot tub, watching satellites swim through the ink, winking to Earth. Of finding inspiration in the ether. The night sky is with us, if not above us.
4 min read
Feb
23
Harsh winter conditions highlight beauty of Badlands National Park

Harsh winter conditions highlight beauty of Badlands National Park

This beauty was unique. The desolation of the prairie, the rushing menace of the storm, the sun peaking in and out of broken clouds. It was haunting.
5 min read
Feb
09
Black Canyon and Willow Beach are worthwhile high desert diversions

Black Canyon and Willow Beach are worthwhile high desert diversions

There’s beauty in the void. Distant cliffs and the communities that cling to them. The way the low sun pierces the dust and haze. An approaching thunderstorm, towering above the high desert floor as lightning streaks across black-blue-grey skies.
4 min read