North America

North America

Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope Controversy and Why I Couldn’t Visit W. M. Keck Observatory

What Does the Thirty Meter Telescope Mean to the People of Hawaii? Visiting Mauna Kea and the W. M. Keck Telescopes has been on my list for a very long time. Mauna Kea is known as one of the best places on Earth for large telescopes because viewing conditions are excellent due to high elevation …

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park: Born of Fire, Born of the Sea

Geologically speaking, Hawaii is one of the most fascinating places in the world. It is living, breathing, and changing every day. The Big Island’s land area has grown after the recent eruption in 2018.  I wanted to see the fiery landscape for myself, so we caught a flight to the Big Island. It helps that …

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When Whales and Humans Talk: Fall Whaling in Utqiagvik, Alaska

Some experiences are so powerful that they take a long time to process. Witnessing whaling in Utqiagvik was like that for me. I traveled to Utqiagvik, Alaska (formerly known as Barrow), the northernmost town in the United States, in October. I am very much interested in visiting the Inupiat people’s homelands. My arrival coincided with …

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Virginia is for Summer Lovers: Ain’t No Mountain High, Ain’t No River Wide Enough

Virginia is for Summer Lovers! Summer is the best time to enjoy the natural beauty of Virginia. That’s what #VAOutdoors is all about. You will have to get out of the car and explore! Thanks to the mild climate, it’s a great place for all four season activities but it’s especially exquisite in summer. Virginia’s …

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Looking for Something to Do This Summer? Here are Six Unusual Places to Visit in Texas

The state of Texas is like a country, I’ve heard. All of South Korea could fit inside Texas seven times. Isn’t it amazing? Well, even the tourism slogan of the state is “It’s like a whole other country”. During our Road Trip USA, I finally had a chance to visit this country-like state. From the …

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Jamaica

Jamaica’s Beaches vs Cliffs: Who Does it Better?

About ninety miles south of Cuba is the fourth largest island in the Caribbean. This reggae-famous island country is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, the fastest track runners, sunsets that never disappoint and some of the most delicious rum in the world. Whether you are staying at houses for rent in Jamaica …

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Finn Slough: Historic Place that Inspires, Informs, and Entertains

There’s a little piece of land outside of Vancouver, Canada, that triggers your imagination. It’s a collection of small sheds, float houses, and boats almost hidden from the main street by overgrown bushes. Time has stopped here; it’s like looking at an old photograph. It seems very unlikely that a place like this still exists …

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Why New Orleans is the Most Interesting US City to Visit

Only a few cities in the US really stand out above the others. Many of the country’s cities are historically immature and lack the character of European cities. Anyhow, it’s the natural places of the United States that really shine. But a few cities are really worth deeper exploration. At the top of my list …

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