I was fortunate to grow up in a small town where the Appalachian Trail danced along the mountaintops that I could see from my bedroom window.
Archives for May 2011
The magic is floral at EPCOT each spring when Walt Disney World trots out the International Flower & Garden Show with its thousands of blooms.
At 88 years old, Cimmaron – aka Mike Caetano of Pensacola – is not one of the more spry hikers on the Appalachian Trail this season. But he’s chasing down a dream, and a goal. After two lengthy section hikes in 2003 and 2004, which he spent training for in Blackwater River State Forest, he […]
In Maitland, Kappy’s is an old-fashioned drive-in with burgers, dogs, and the thick, rich milkshakes that it’s so hard to find these days, the kind my parents used to take me to.
Marsh restoration is underway at North Peninsula State Park, which means partial weekday closures on the Coastal Strand Trail. This pretty nature trail, which starts at Smith Creek Landing off Highbridge Road, is still fully open on weekends.
I’ve been chasing pirates across the Ancient City and I’m finding their echoes everywhere. The St. Augustine Pirates & Treasure Museum is now open!
Ready for some nostalgia? Here’s a peek at what Rainbow Springs used to be like back in the 1960s, courtesy of Linda Friend. And yes, that’s Sandy in the photos.
By 1911, vast swaths of the eastern United States had been decimated by poor farming techniques and industrialization. Clear-cutting for timbering and agriculture, followed by massive erosion, destroyed vast rural areas from Maine to Michigan, New Jersey to Georgia. There seemed no going back. A follow-up to the conservation legacy of Teddy Roosevelt’s administration, a […]
It was my first overnight in London, a mere 18 hours to soak in the ambiance after three months away from the United States. I was searching for a curry shop, and I found Trafalgar Square.