2020-09-26T07:00:00Z When you think of pirates, people these days usually think of media star Johnny Depp, seen to the right. Believe me, his character was no angel. However, he was a knight in shining armor compared to Captain Kidd, Morgan le Fay, Henry Every, Bartholomew Roberts, Roberto Coffers, Jean Lafitte and last but hardly the least notorious Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard....[Read More]
2020-08-13T07:00:00Z Why go to Puerto Rico? Why not? She may or may not become America's 51st state.
An even better motive sas to escape all the mudslinging and name-calling of the American Presidential Election. Unfortunately, we had to return two days before that ominous date because our budget was running low.
We were scheduled to spend seven days at the Royal...[Read More]
2016-04-20T07:00:00Z The must-have field-guide for discovering the natural beauty of southern Indiana
A Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana is the first comprehensive and fully illustrated guidebook for nature lovers who want to explore the wild and natural areas of southern Indiana by trail, water, or road. Featuring 95 beautiful color photo...[Read More]
2011-04-01T07:00:00Z Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens.
The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and...[Read More]
? 2014 Big Happy Family2014-08-27T07:00:00ZUSA Lake Tahoe, situated in both California and Nevada, is the largest alpine lake in North America, and the second deepest lake in the USA. Patricia Lawrence is exploring California's Lake Tahoe, first from a charter fishing boat, then the shore and and we wrap up at a history museum.
2020-04-28T07:00:00Z We're back on the road for another time, completing research for The Magnificent Homes And Gardens Of The South Carolina Coast, Why at this time in early April? Because her azaleas are in full bloom and maximum splendor.
Charleston is known as "The Holy City." Despite beliefs that the term dates to the city's earliest days and refers to its ...[Read More]
2016-11-22T08:00:00Z As the Smithsonian Institution's twelfth Secretary, Dr. G. Wayne Clough traveled extensively to connect with researchers and gain a better understanding of the scope of the Institution's work. While the Smithsonian is comprised of nineteen museums and galleries, a National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities, it also has a research presence in more than on...[Read More]
2016-05-31T07:00:00Z America's national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary cel...[Read More]
2011-04-01T07:00:00Z Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.
2011-05-24T07:00:00Z Seventeen marvelous essays introducing the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American rainforest.
A lively, lucid portrait of the tropics as seen by two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists. Its seventeen marvelous essays introduce the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American ra...[Read More]
2019-11-04T08:00:00Z Cooking in the Caribbean and elsewhere equates to spices.
They were among the most demanded and expensive products available in Europe in the Middle Ages, the most common being black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Given medieval medicine's main theory of humorism, spices and herbs were indispensable to balance "humors" in food, a da...[Read More]
2017-07-07T07:00:00Z Behind us is a giant volcanic crater called Haleakal?. Along with Kilauea and Mauna Loa, they're the stuff that Hawai'i is made of. The word here is vulcanism, and in these islands, it's as much a threat to human life as are tsunamis and typhoons.
As a boy sitting in Mr. Coy Mabe's 8th grade earth science class, I was bored by...[Read More]