A century has passed, but countless well-maintained headstones still mark Flanders Field, honoring the fallen and reminding visitors of their loss.
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.
Ipanema: Brazil’s guilty pleasure
Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro is a vibrant, sparkling retreat from a world of trouble.
Fes El Bali
Times Square meets 9th century Maghreb in a heady stew of stern piety and frenetic consumerism.
Geothermal New Zealand
Watch your step! Geothermal activity on New Zealand’s North Island is not confined to spas and power plants.
A Study in Contrast
When travelling to New Zealand, dress for four seasons, expect the unexpected, and bring a good camera.
Be wary of the Cassowary
Australia’s Daintree Rainforest is biologically diverse, physically striking, and home to some critters that demand your respect.
With chilly ocean temps, the Aussie winter is a great time to look inland and explore south Queensland’s rich and diverse hinterland.
More than an opera house and boat rides, Sydney Harbour offers plenty for a foot-bound visitor seeking some car-free adventure.
Swimming the Reef
A visit to the Great Barrier Reef can be a challenge, but the visual treat under its rough and tumble seas make it worth the effort.
Shades of Uluru
Alcohol is prohibited in Uluru National Park but an exception is made for tours to see the brilliant light show delivered every sunset.
The Test of Time
Both the Anangu people and Uluru have prevailed in the unforgiving environment of the Australian outback.