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...

Cruising Alaska’s Prince William Sound

In May, Vilis and I spent five days in southeastern Alaska, based in Anchorage. On our fourth day, we bussed 100 kilometres south from Anchorage through mountainous Chugach National Forest to the port...