Story and photos By Vince Burns More than four years after the Thomas Fire, it’s time to assess its lingering effects on our Los Padres National Forest. The giant fire was officially “contained” in January 2018 after wiping out hundreds...
The untouched wilderness of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Story and photos by Chuck Graham From my limestone perch, doing my best to meld into a lichen-covered cathedral, I watched 18 Dall sheep gradually grazing across layers of permafrost, peat moss...
Story and photos by Chuck Graham Standing at an overlook in Peninsula State Park, on Door County Peninsula in Wisconsin, it was difficult to imagine the surrounding waters of Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan, being anything other than...
Story by By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski and photos by Dave Karasinski Simply put: Quebec City is magical. Filled with charm, charisma and a happy spirit, the city is bustling at midnight, with revelers spilling out of bars and restaurants. They kiss each...
Story and photos by Chuck Graham I left the Whitney Portal Trailhead right at midnight, the sheer granite gorge brightening under another starry Eastern Sierra night. Elevation at the trailhead is just under 8,400 feet, and the summit of Mount...
Story and photos by Chuck Graham The sturdy coast live oaks gently swayed during a light, southeast wind. Their crunchy leaves rattled and cracked with each wispy gust on the shaded, four-mile-out-and-back Cerro San Luis Obispo Trail, surrounded by the...
Story and photos by Chuck Graham Our 4x4 vehicle was taking a pounding on the gritty washboard-riddled road toward the Kalahari Desert in northeastern Namibia. It felt like our teeth were rattling inside our heads. My marine biologist girlfriend, Holly...
By Karen Schaffner San Antonio, Texas is nothing if not surprising. From the friendliness of its citizens who go out of their way to make visitors feel welcome, to its preserved colorful history to the many opportunities to sample outrageously delicious...