Hiking in America: Coastal West Maui, Hawai’i

Coastal West Maui offers short hikes with spectacular scenic payoffs including smashing surf, otherworldly lava formations, and lush, cluttered rainforest. Today’s post is the first of three abo...

Exploring America: Maui, Hawai’i

The tropical island of Maui, Hawai’i, offers spectacular scenery, nerve-tingling drives, and outdoor adventures galore, including hiking, snorkelling, and whale watching.    In February 20...

Potter Marsh, Alaska

Mild darkness bathes northern Nova Scotia this evening, obscuring the ground mist that settled over meadows and forest and Matheson Brrok as I returned home from walking rural roads in late afternoon....

Hiking Flattop Peak, Alaska

On the last day of Vilis’s and my five-day visit to Alaska in May, we rented a car and drove east through Anchorage’s sprawling suburbs to Chugach State Park (saw a moose browsing on shrub...