About two months ago I entered a travel writing scholarship competition- my first ever. It was hosted by World Nomads, a travel insurance company. I didn't win, but out of 8,000 applicants, I was selected as one of only 20 finalists. It was, and still is, a tremendous honor to be featured on the shortlist. … Continue reading Journeys in Life and Death
Alligators in Big Cypress National Preserve
Panoramic view from the Shark Valley observation tower
Itinerary: Saturday- Tuesday: Miami and Biscayne National Park Tuesday- Friday: Key West and Dry Tortugas National Park Friday- Sunday: Everglades National Park Dates: December 26, 2015 to January 3, 2016 Our Odyssey: Friday, January 1 we made the drive back east through the keys, heading to Homestead, Florida, a small, sleepy town near the entrance … Continue reading Gators and Glades
We saw so many great birds in southern Florida! Here are my favorite pictures. Brown pelican (at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center) Barn owl (at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center) Blue jays (at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center) Brown pelicans in flight (Florida Keys) Egret (Everglades National Park) Great … Continue reading Birds of Southern Florida
The itinerary for our vacation in Florida, highlighting Florida’s national parks!
Our first visit to the Grand Canyon was nothing short of amazing. We didn’t have time to do any hiking or camping, but we lucked out with a day tour from Flagstaff that we had booked in advance. Our guide, a man named David Reed, showed up in a van that morning to pick us … Continue reading Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Crevasses formed by the Little Colorado River, leading to, you guessed it, the Grand Canyon.