Texas

Whenever I travel anywhere near the coast, it’s a good bet I’ll spend a day at the beach. Padre Island National Seashore, a strip of 70 miles of protected coastline, is the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world and serves as a refuge for 380 species of birds along with a nesting ground for…Continue Reading “Park Beat XVIII – Padre Island National Seashore & Corpus Christi”

Hanalei Bay

It seems like everyone is heading to Hawaii these days. I know of three people alone traveling to Hawaii this week. Although I wish I was lounging by the pool too, I join them in spirit by highlighting what I consider the best Hawaiian Island, Kauai. From hiking the Na Pali coast to kayaking up the…Continue Reading “Hawaii Life – Part 2 – Kauai!”

Hood Canal

The northwestern part of Washington State is constructed like a giant jigsaw puzzle with an intricate maze of islands and strips of mainland interspersed with salt and fresh water. Whether you hop on a ferry to one of the islands or cruise the highways leading out onto the Olympic Peninsula, you can always find a…Continue Reading “Road Tripping in the Pacific NW: Cruising up the Hood Canal”

A couple times a year I travel to Seattle, WA to visit family.  Although I’ve been to Seattle many times over the past 15 years, I’m always surprised to find a new piece of the city that I hadn’t discovered before.  One such place is the Washington Park Arboretum nestled on the shores of Lake…Continue Reading “Discovering Seattle Bit By Bit”