A 38-year-old former police officer has made history as the first woman to officiate a soccer match in any of Europe’s top soccer leagues. On Sunday, September 10, Bibiana Steinhaus oversaw the first Bundesliga match refereed by a female. According to a Bundesliga news release, she handed out a single yellow card in the 1-1 draw…
Kay Bailey Hutchison, the former U.S. Senator from Texas, is stepping into a new role on the international stage as tensions continue to escalate between the U.S. and North Korea. Hutchison was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, on August 15, and has spent much of her first…
I am embarking on an immersive learning opportunity that I suspect will become the standard by which all others will be measured in my life.
Whether navigating the river by kayak or canoe, you’ll encounter incredible scenery and wildlife in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Click here to watch.
Founded in 1978, the Great Texas Balloon Race has become one of the premiere ballooning events in the world. Click here to watch highlights.
One of the most beautiful and historic cities in America, Charleston, South Carolina, is the latest in my series of blog posts, ‘My Instagram Top 10.’
Briarwood Nature Preserve, located near Saline, Louisiana, is the birthplace and home of Caroline Dormon, a world renowned naturalist, author, artist and the first woman hired by the United States Forest Service.
Interesting examples of architecture is the latest subject of my series of blog posts, ‘My Instagram Top 10.’
My Instagram account features anything and everything that captures my attention.
I’m curating some of my favorites in a series of posts featuring my favorite Instagram shots.
My Instagram account features the people and places that capture my attention.
I’ve curated some of my favorites into a series of posts I’m calling ‘My Instagram Top 10.’
A witness to history, the 1857 Sabine Pass Lighthouse stands sentinel at the point where the Sabine River empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Rising 75-feet above coastal marsh land, the brick tower, located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, has survived a half-dozen hurricanes, including monsters Audrey and Rita. Six brick buttresses form its unique octagonal…
Southwest Louisiana is home to wildlife and geography unlike any other place in America. Click here for a tour of the scenic prairies of Cameron Parish.
One of my favorite community events in all of East Texas is the annual Longview Christmas Parade. Click here to watch.
History isn’t as bland of a subject as it’s sometimes portrayed. Many people probably think of a stack of dusty books taking up space in a classroom or library, but I envision a vibrant picture of stories preserved by people, places, and culture. My fascination with learning and preserving the past is the reason I…
Click here to explore the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the first national park to protect a river system, is an exciting adventure.
Click here to watch a time-lapse of my flights into Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Tyler Pound Regional Airport.
Click here to watch my flights between St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, Missouri on Cape Air.
Nestled in the Angelina National Forest in Deep East Texas, 36 miles southeast of Lufkin, is one of the hidden jewels of Texas. The Blue Hole, as it’s known, is a brilliant blue-green-colored lake surrounded by the craggy white sandstone cliffs of a former rock quarry. First opened in the late 1800s, rock was removed…
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, click here to watch dramatic views of Mount Rushmore and Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota.
Click here to watch my latest trek down the Lower Mountain Fork River in beautiful McCurtain County, Oklahoma.
Crowds of people gather every Summer evening around dusk to watch as many as 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from the world’s largest urban bat colony. Click here to watch.
Click here to watch a quick 360 degree view of the 64-acre spring-fed lake at Tyler State Park.
Click here to watch a time-lapse of a takeoff and landing from my recent flight from Charlotte, North Carolina to Dallas, Texas.
Click here to learn more about the thousands of model trains and East Texas railroad artifacts housed inside the Cotton Belt Depot Museum.
Click here to take a tour of the largest rose garden in America, the Tyler Rose Garden. Fragrant roses aren’t the only flowers currently in bloom.
Throw a dart at any map of the Canadian Rockies and you’ll suddenly find dozens of worthy additions to a bucket list of the world’s most breathtaking destinations. Summertime and winter visits provide totally different experiences. Below, you’ll find some of the must-see points of interest in western Alberta. 1. Moraine Lake Located in the Valley of…
Click here to watch highlights from my Caribbean cruise to Cozumel, Mexico.
Click here to watch a tour of the 57th annual Tyler, Texas Azalea and Spring Flower Trails, which draws more than 100,000 visitors to the city each year.
Click here to watch a time-lapse of push back, taxiing, and takeoff from my flight from Houston to Tyler, Texas.
Click here to watch a time-lapse of push back, taxiing, and takeoff from my sunrise flight from Tyler to Houston, Texas.
Yahoo ranked the Natchitoches, Louisiana Christmas festival the number three light show in the country, behind Rockefeller Center and Disney World. Click here to watch highlights of the fireworks display.
When was the last time you received a postcard? I received one in the mail this week that has a great story that comes all the way from Taiwan. Click here to watch.
Click here to watch the fireworks display following the Texas Rangers’ August 28, 2015 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
Click here to watch highlights from my kayaking trek along the Lower Mountain Fork River near Broken Bow, Oklahoma.
Click here for highlights from the annual balloon glow at the Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview, Texas.