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.

The Outer Banks

With wind, water, and vast swaths of public land protecting the oceanfront and Pamlico Sound, the Outer Banks immerse visitors in a natural seashore experience unparalleled on the East Coast

Pony Up at Chincoteague

On Chincoteague Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the fame of one fictional pony brought world awareness of the wild ponies of Assateague Island and fueled every little girl’s desire to have her own pony.

A Most Dismal Place

While it once covered a million acres of the Colonies, the Great Dismal Swamp, now protected by the Great Dismal Swamp NWR founded in 1974, encompasses 112,000 acres of pine uplands and cypress-tupelo swamps criss-crossed by ditches and levees used by loggers for more than a century.

The Mississippi Sandhill Crane

Bringing an endangered species back from the brink of extinction, the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge provides a success story for conservation.

Jungle Walk in Nepal

On a jungle walk – a guided hike – through Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal, wildlife encounters are of the safari kind, and you’re on foot. Breathtaking beauty, meet sheer terror.

Elephant Safari in Nepal

At Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal, there is little infrastructure for wildlife watching. One of the most popular ways of seeing the park is on an elephant safari from Sauraha.

Pelicans, Skimmers, and the Jungle

A family visit to McKee Gardens for research on Exploring Florida’s Botanical Wonders, paired with Pelican Island, brought back memories of our 1960s trips.