A small Washington town reminded me that the chaos, tension, and uncertainty of the times doesn’t have to be the norm
Archive for ‘Americas’
Swap your L.L. Beans for lederhosen and dirndl frocks when visiting Washington State’s picturesque Leavenworth
An Olympic Odyssey
No amount of traffic or rain could dampen the the impact of a visit to Washington’s Olympic peninsula.
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 Year’s at Kalaupapa
A visit to Hawaii’s former leper colony finds a community where many, but not all, wounds have healed.
What hell is going to feel like
A Death Valley road trip coincided with the anniversary of the hottest air temperature ever reliably recorded.
Traveling on a long leash
When work and travel overlapped, a small Brazilian village offered a chance to finish assignments and get my trip started.