Archive for October, 2010

Poetry of travel: Life in the Sonoran Desert

Saguaro National Park

Inch along eight-mile long Cactus Forest Drive in Saguaro National Park and imagine traversing the landscape of a distant world.

Road trip through the history of American football

Heinz Field Pittsburgh

It’s time to delve into the autumn ritual that involves colliding shoulder pads and barbecue-scented tailgate parties. It’s time for a road trip into the history of American football.

Riel World photo – Vermont in autumn

Vermont foliage

It’s autumn, so here’s a photo of a covered bridge framing some early autumn foliage in Vermont.

Poetry of travel: A cafe by the Red Sea

cafe in Dahab, Egypt

A scorching desert drive across Egypt’s otherworldly Sinai Peninsula has sucked the moisture from your skin, but as you descend from the jagged and dusty terrain a vision of an iridescent sapphire sea appears before you.

Poetry of travel: An introduction

chalk poem

The challenge of describing a travel encounter in a single paragraph and doing it in such a way that the reader could perhaps see and feel some of what I was seeing and feeling.

Can you have both an adventurous life and a stable life?

Monument Valley

It’s a great question. As the author of an Air Treks article phrased the query: “How can we travel like we want and still maintain the nested, domestic life we spent most of our early days expecting, preparing for and nurturing.” He suggests there are at least six means to this end.

Seven stunning fall foliage drives

Vermont fall foliage

October is peak leaf-peeping season. It’s when the maple trees of New England burst into color, the aspens of Colorado turn the Rockies golden, and hordes of camera-toting tourists swarm the back roads of popular foliage locations from North Carolina to Oregon. Here are seven stunning fall foliage drives for you to enjoy.

Riel World photo – Masai village, Kenya

Masai tribesmen

A group of Masai tribesmen near their homes in southwestern Kenya.

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