COVID-19 keeps us homebound, but you can still explore many wonders of Manitoba and Winnipeg.
Lucky Catch Cruises promises an authentic lobstering experience. I’d been chowing down on lobster rolls for a few days in Portland, Maine, and wanted to know more about how the tasty cold-water crustaceans end up on my plate. The fine folks at Visit Portland Maine arranged for a group of travel writers to tag along […]
Of the 8 species of sea turtle, all are either endangered or threatened. Sea Turtle Inc. on South Padre Island, Texas, rescues, rehabs and protects.
The narrow two-lane road turned from asphalt to gravel, miles off the main highway, and we wondered if we were in the right place. There were no streetlights or billboards, only thick forest, tall grasses and delicate wildflowers. Then we spotted a bright orange sign: Exotic Feline Rescue Center. We had arrived at our destination. […]
Each spring, more than half a million sandhill cranes swoop into the Big Bend region of Nebraska’s Platte River. They spend several weeks here, resting and feasting before heading to their northern breeding grounds in Canada, Alaska and Siberia. Watching them fill the skies is an enthralling experience I was fortunate to experience. Read my […]
MacNeil Lyons is a private tour guide and founder at Yellowstone Insight in Gardiner, Montana. Year-round, he escorts small groups through Yellowstone National Park. He also is a published writer, photographer and naturalist. During a recent media trip hosted by Yellowstone Country Montana, MacNeil was our guide for a day. He provides a lavish picnic breakfast, […]
The draws of Montana’s Yellowstone Country for international tourists and adventurers are legion: It’s a stunningly beautiful land where snow-capped mountains jut into an expansive azure sky. Where rare geologic wonders mingle with abundant wildlife and rushing waterways. Where the spirit of America’s Old West is alive today. Read the rest of my story as […]
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is a year-round 10,000-acre nature preserve set within a picturesque, mostly untouched canyon near Branson, MO. Smooth trails wind through the grounds, passing trout streams, waterfalls, dense forest and pastures for the resident herds of bison, elk, whitetail deer and Texas longhorns. Visitors can explore on their own, or they can […]
Navigating the water and woods of Sault Ste. Marie and beyond in the Upper Peninsula (The following story, “Locked Into Sault Ste. Marie,” was published by Journal & Topics Media Group on June 26, 2017. The photos also are mine.) By Pamela Dittmer McKuen The Roger Blough wasn’t due for an hour, but spectators had […]
As far back as he can remember, Dean Oswald has had an affinity for bears. Specifically, Black Bears, a common North American species. In 1984, Dean got himself a bear, and he took good care of it. People heard about his bear, so they brought him THEIR bears. Dean then had a whole bunch of […]