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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.