A Week in the Colorado Mountains

August 14, 2020

Nothing like a little nature to make you remember what’s important.   I took a much needed sojourn to the mountains last week.   I rented a great little house called “The Dressmaker’s Cottage.   Leadville has always been one of my favorite mountain towns.   Its weird and quirky and artsy Leadville was first…

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The Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island

September 22, 2011

The Buchart Gardens are the most visited tourist attraction on Vancouver Island, that alone was enough to make me not want to go. It was a perfect sunny afternoon for a stroll however, so I decided later in the day that it probably wouldn’t be that crowded and there must be something to them if…

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Heli-Hiking In Juneau, Kayaking in Sitka And Yes More Bears!

September 9, 2011

Juneau and Sitka are definitely two of the more touristy places I’ve visited in Alaska. Juneau had an armada of cruise ships in the harbor when I arrived and lots of cruise ship tourists waddling up and down the main street in pursuit of tacky Alaska souvenirs. Sitka is a little like a mini Juneau…

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Autumn In Alaska, The End Of August And The End Of The Road

September 2, 2011

Summer is not a lengthy visitor here in Alaska. While the “lower 48” are still enjoying summer, what little summer Alaska had this year is about at an end. I first realized this when my car showed a warning that I’d never seen before. My dashboard said “Drive carefully possible icy road conditions” I looked…

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Denali National Park and Kodiak Island-Two Of The Most Beautiful Places On Earth

August 25, 2011

Two places I’ve always wanted to see are Denali National Park and Kodiak Island. I could tell you that Denali is one of the only parks that private vehicles are only allowed to drive the first 14 miles and the rest (80 or so miles) are only accessible by park bus or private lodge bus.…

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To The Arctic And Back Again, A Hobbits Tale

August 17, 2011

Often you go somewhere and the destination is awe inspiring. Other times you participate in a guided tour and its the group that makes the trip memorable. And still on other occasions its the guide that makes the trip special. Every once in a great while you have a perfect storm and its all three…

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A Day In The Yukon- Dawson City

August 10, 2011

The first thing I need everyone to see is how far away I am from NYC. Please click on the link for a Google map I am Here Yup, if I drove the most direct route to Dawson City (which I did not)  it’s 3,988 miles from New York City! You’re probably thinking “hhhmm Dawson…

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Bears, Flight-Seeing And Other Shenanigans Along The Alaska Highway

August 5, 2011

The past week has been a little surreal. I’ve driven 1,645 miles from Spokane to Watson Lake, Yukon Territory. I spent one night in each of these places (in order) Spokane, Kalispell, Calgary, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Muncho Lake, Watson Lake, each place had something really fascinating about it. Spokane had a fantastic movie theater…

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48 Hours In Glacier N.P., Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway and Jasper

August 1, 2011

**Special Note** This one picture was uploading for almost half an hour so I stopped using the hotel wireless and used my Verizon internet card. When it was finished uploading, I saw the message that said its something like $20 per MB to upload internationally so I think this one photo may have just cost…

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The Best Of The West

July 27, 2011

I think I’ve been on the road long enough for a bit of a photo retrospective don’t you? Its almost three months now and before I hit the highway on Friday up North to Alaska, I felt like paying homage to the two places out here that I’ve especially enjoyed. I was so completely taken with the natural beauty…

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