The Outboard Motorboat Race

The buzzing sound in the distance caught our attention as we pulled into Conway on Michigan’s North Western State Trail. It was a most unusual boat race on Crooked Lake!

Paddling Petoskey

Paddling along Lake Michigan at Petoskey was a bit intimidating for a Floridian who is used to sandy, not rocky, shores. But the views and clear water made for a fascinating trip.

Wildlife in the Mangroves

Paddling the mangrove tunnels north of Key West with Key West Eco Tours, I’m surprised to discover the wildlife that lives in these offshore forests in the Florida Keys.

Island Triathlon on Half Moon Cay

While cruising the Caribbean on the Nieuw Amsterdam, our first port of call was the private island of the Holland America Line, Half Moon Cay. It was an ideal day for an island triathlon: bike, paddle, and sail.

Sunset on the Oregon Coast Trail

Capturing a fleeting moment along the Oregon Coast Trail: sunset over the Pacific Ocean at the base of Heceta Head, home of the famed Heceta Head Lighthouse, north of Florence, Oregon

Auto Know Lake City

It takes a real car guy to find these offbeat treasure troves of auto-related antiques scattered around the quiet little city of Lake City in North Florida.

Sailing Yorktown

On our visit to Yorktown, I saw the city as the French first did in 1781, when the fleet of Admiral De Grassein arrived to support General Washington’s attack on Yorktown.

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

It’s not often that you get a behind-the-scenes look at a museum before it opens. The new 80,000 square foot American Revolution Museum at Yorktown should open later this year.

London Bridge by Jet Boat

Taking a 6-hour tour from Laughlin, Nevada to the (original) London Bridge in Arizona is quite a commitment of time, but a fascinating Colorado River journey.