Evening view from Canfield Mountain

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: Backyard of the Week

November 20, 2013

This week’s Backyard of the Week is Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I am delighted to have Kay Kindig share her local perspective of this great American [...]

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Durango, CO: Backyard of the Week

November 13, 2013

This week’s Backyard of the Week is Durango, CO. I am delighted to have Travis Brown (mountain bike legend!!!) share his local perspective of this [...]

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Fayetteville, NC: Backyard of the Week

November 6, 2013

This week’s Backyard of the Week is Fayetteville, NC. I am delighted to have Melody Foote share her local perspective of this great city. 1. [...]

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Ponca City, OK: English Sculptor Immortalized

November 5, 2013

Queen Victoria discovered the talent of English sculptor Bryant Baker in 1910, but it was the late Ponca City oil [...]

Elvis Is Alive in Oklahoma

October 18, 2013
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Oklahomans wanting to walk in Elvis Presley’s footsteps need not wander far; they should simply find their way to the nearest stretch of Route 66.  Elvis traveled the route on [...]

Ridin’ hard and hard ridin’: rodeo for a good cause

August 12, 2013
Cowboy waits for ride at McCrossan Rodeo in Sioux Falls, SD.

  Rodeo is second nature to me.  I grew up around the sport, had family that was involved as both contestants and stock contractors, but it’s not something that ever [...]

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Elvis Is Alive in Oklahoma

October 18, 2013
Route 66 Sign

Oklahomans wanting to walk in Elvis Presley’s footsteps need not wander far; they should simply find their way to the nearest stretch of Route 66.  Elvis traveled the route on [...]

Four Annoying Habits of Travel Writers

August 30, 2013
After nearly 30 attempts to get this photo, even the subject begins to get annoyed by the leg that keeps appearing in each photo.  Photo by Cory Cart

Travel writing is perceived to be a dream job. Eager writers envision gallivanting about the world for free, soaking up culture while getting paid to write about it. My advice? [...]