A few wrong turns meant a few hundred more feet of climbing, all culminating in a chilly, wind-swept summit – but the views were worth it.
Patrick JohnstonI am a writer and travel photographer currently living in the United States. My roots are in Africa (a bit), Jamaica (a bit more), and North America (mostly). I began my career in Japan, lived in Hawaii for several years and have been living in the Washington, DC area for more than a decade since then.
A District Drenching
England’s Lake District charms still cast their spell despite my ignoring the forecast and abandoning four wheels for two.
Escaping the furious pace of England’s “classified” roads meant leaving behind many of their safeguards.
Walking the Wall
A strenuous hike along England’s Hadrian’s Wall rewards with a glimpse into an ancient time and stunning scenery.
Mixed about Marrakesh
Morocco’s iconic desert city is a visual delight – but trying to record the experience comes with a price.
Iced on Whiteface
The site of alpine events at the 1980 Lake Placid games tested my joints but the highest ski hill in the east did not disappoint.
Good to be bad
Great beaches, a free-spirited international vibe, and a spicy Latin American culture separate Miami from other sandy locales.
A Reason to Shut Down
A snow day in the DC area is less an “emergency” than a much-needed, government-sanctioned opportunity to goof off.
California redwoods exemplify the sheer capacity of the natural world and are a powerful reminder of its gift.
Skiing in the Mid-Atlantic seems like an exercise in frustration, but somehow local resorts manage to pull it off.
Protest in DC. Why bother?
Because it sends a message to the powerful that you care, you can, and you will.
New Zealand’s Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest is a mountain biking gem – even in the cold and rain.