The Great Pirate Towns of the Americas

Ever since there have been boats, there have been pirates. What could be easier for criminals than robbing a ship on the high seas, far from prying eyes and any type of protection? Especially when the ships at sea could be carrying treasures of gold and silver. It’s no wonder that desperate men turned to […]

Beach Hopping in Brazil

Many of Rio’s famous beaches can be seen from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, which can be reached by cable car and is spectacular, especially at sunset.

Of course, Rio de Janeiro has two of the most famous and beautiful beaches in the world.  But while Ipanema and Copacabana are gorgeous, they are also in the center of a city of 13.6 million people with all the traffic, chaos and noise that accompanies such a location. If you’re looking for a true, […]

Seven Ways to See Fall in Colorado

It’s not hard to find fall colors in Colorado.  There are more than two million acres of aspen trees in the state — one billion trees.  If placed together, they would cover Rhode Island and Delaware.  Add Colorado’s riverbanks, which are lined with cottonwoods (the close cousin of aspens and just as brilliant yellow) and […]

Road Tripping with Rod Serling Across the San Luis Valley

Many Twilight Zone episodes feature a road trip gone strange. A couple are driving along, make a turn and find themselves (as Rod Serling put it so magically) “traveling through another dimension — a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s […]

An “Engaging” Christmas in the Mile High City

Other than in movies, I had never seen someone actually get down on one knee and propose marriage.  So it was something of a surprise to witness two proposals in two days – and in both cases, I was so close, I was asked to take the first selfie of the happy couple.   But that’s the type of […]

Springtime in the Rockies

The best thing about springtime in the Rockies of Colorado is that it lasts four months. That’s because altitude plays such an important role when plants and wildflowers come out.