Time Moves On in Alaska

Time Moves On in Alaska

Alaska, a cold, unforgiving frontier perched high on the globe, where the sun slides across the sky more slowly. I was intrigued by this place, so different from anywhere I had ever visited. I had no idea what to expect as I stepped off the plane and onto the chilly tarmac. That night as I … Continued

California Reality

Do you like water or mountains? Snow or surf? Shopping or relaxing? Yeah, I like all of them all too. Now, you’re probably thinking that California is a pretty big place and not really a very specific topic. You’re right. It’s huge and that why it inspired me. Some parts of the gorgeous Golden State … Continued

Florida: Kava Culture

I was pedaling as quickly as I could, but I felt the ice dripping down my backpack onto my skin. The traffic on Beach Boulevard was backed up, but I zipped by in the bike lane and turned into Sunrise Village, a last remainder of old Ft. Lauderdale. It consisted of a scattering of tattoo … Continued

Ripped Off in Honolulu… by a Bird!

A moment ago an elegant Japanese lady and her daughter stopped by the Honolulu zoo aviary and seated themselves on a wooden fence railing. They paused there, enjoying the diversity of bird life. Speaking to each other in rather hushed voices so as not to disturb the inhabitants or the serenity of the environment, they … Continued

Place of Inspiration: First Prize $1,000usd

Thank  you to everyone for your interest in our Travel Writing Contests! We have published all of the Gratitude Contest entries and will be announcing the winners at the end of this month. The Inspiration Travel Writing Contest is open and has a $1,000usd first prize! Enter by February 14, 2014 at midnight PST. We are … Continued

River Gods: Confessions of a Grand Canyon Guide

Richard Bang is the judge for our Inspiration Travel Writing Contest! We hope his story inspires you to share yours! It all began, for me, at a meeting of the Canoe Cruisers Association, the Washington, D.C. chapter. In the midst of the button-down capital there is an underground of cutoffs and t-shirts that each weekend … Continued

USA: The Marmot, My Mother, and Me

A particularly fat marmot has been following me for a while now, peeking over and disappearing behind the granite boulders along the trail. He can smell my M&Ms, I just know it, and thinking about them makes my mouth water. Marmot scampers twenty feet in front of me and perches on top of a rock, … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel