Month: April 2013

Travel Photo Thursday: In The National Parks

Travel Photo Thursday: In The National Parks

(April 20-28, 2013 is National Park Week in the U.S.)

NPS symbolKen Burn’s 2009 documentary film, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, says its all: These are great places that have been preserved for enjoyment by present and future generations of travelers.

I’m fortunate enough to live within a half-hour drive of two units of the national park system: Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. And I can visit Death Valley, Lassen, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Redwood, and Yosemite without leaving my adopted home state, California.

The scenic wonder of U.S. National Parks makes them great places to photograph. And each park has at least one natural feature that serves as its iconic image. Here are three such images I shot in Western U.S. parks.

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Amsterdam: “In the City of Bikes”

Amsterdam: “In the City of Bikes”

(This story has been made available to Tales Told From The Road by the news syndication service Repost.us.)

In the City of Bikes (via The Christian Science Monitor)

In The City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist by Pete Jordan Harper Perennial 448 pages When Princess Wilhelmina of the Netherlands was 16, she tried to ride a bike around the grounds of the royal palace. Her mother, the queen regent, was appalled: Cycling was hardly a suitable pastime for…

The Perfect Canadian Rocky Mountains Trip

The Perfect Canadian Rocky Mountains Trip

In our July, 2012 story, “Touring the Canadian Rockies,”  we gave an overview of Canada’s Rocky Mountain National Parks, and in Reaching Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks,” we told you how to get to there.

Two months later, we hit the trail, camera in hand, and spent eight days touring those mountains.

This one-minute plus film will whet your appetite for traveling to the Canadian Rockies:

 

Here’s our tips for making the most out of your Canadian Rocky Mountain adventure.

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