The Columbia River Gorge is spectacular canyon where the Columbia River cuts through the Cascade mountains in western Oregon. Click here to see my favorite photos.
Click here to admire the Fall colors in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge.
Click here to watch Oregon’s iconic Haystack Rock disappear in the coastal fog.
Click here to take a tour of the memorial dedicated to the Americans who served during World War II.
Click here to see how rainy night turns Hong Kong’s urban jungle into a serene setting.
Click here to enjoy the view from Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak, the island’s most popular destination.
China’s ambitions in technology leadership could rely heavily on the success of projects the newly-opened China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS), the first neutron source facility in a developing country. Only six such research facilities exist, including others in the U.S., Japan, U.K., Switzerland, and Sweden. The 1,000-acre government-funded complex is located in Dongguan City, the…
Click here to watch a colorful sunrise over one most important manufacturing hubs in China.
Click here to listen to an impromptu concert outside the Zhuhai Opera House.
As one of China’s three most populous cities, Guangzhou is a significant manufacturing and transportation hub, as well as a popular tourist destination. The city’s attractions draw more than 100 million visitors each year, many flocking to the Canton Tower. At 1,969 feet tall, it’s the tallest tower in China and third tallest in the…
As the world’s third most-populous city, getting around in Beijing takes some planning. For example, the city’s 21 million residents are only allowed to drive their vehicles in designated sections of the city. In an effort to curb pollution, a system is also in place to regulate which days certain drivers can hit the road….
One of the oldest and best-preserved sections of the Great Wall of China is located about two hours outside Beijing. Construction began at Mutianyu in the sixth century BC and much of it was rebuilt in the mid-1500s. Leaders from each of China’s six kingdoms built sections of the wall, totaling more than 15 thousand…
Click here to tour the Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious buildings in central Beijing.
The Forbidden City, which was China’s imperial palace from 1420 to 1912, is now open to the public. Click here to look around.
Long-haul flights on an economy-class budget may not be as miserable as they’ve become for many airline passengers. By the end of the year, all three U.S. legacy carriers will offer a premium economy experience on international flights. For a fraction of the cost of First or Business Class fares, travelers can expect enhanced seating…
Home to beautiful beaches and the oldest city in the country, Florida’s ‘First Coast’ is popular destination. Click here to see more!
Click here to watch a peaceful summertime sunset at Ponte Vedra Beach in northeast Florida.
Chicago is a vibrant city — a collection of neighborhoods, each with their own flare and feel. Click here to explore the Windy City.
The meandering Caddo River in Glenwood, Arkansas is a serene Summertime getaway. Click here to watch.
Click the here to view the wildflowers in bloom at Briarwood: Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve.
The Wisconsin State Capitol features the only granite dome in the United States. Click here to take a look around.
Click here to watch a spectacular time-lapse of the city lights over Dallas, Texas.
Click to watch a time lapse of the short flight between Tyler and Dallas, Texas.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas Eve from the boardwalk in my picturesque hometown, Lake Charles, Louisiana.
As I stepped off the platform onto my train to the Frankfurt Airport, my world seemed to transform into a slow motion flood of memories. After three weeks in Germany as a fellow with the RIAS Berlin Commission, this life experience had just become my standard by which all others will be measured. Gazing out…
Since 1927, Natchitoches, Louisiana has hosted one of the oldest community-based holiday celebrations in the country. Click here to watch fireworks from the 2017 Christmas Festival.
The Cologne Cathedral, a symbol of Christianity’s influence through the ages, is the most-visited destination in Germany. Situated along the shores of the river Rhine, the church is also home to the shrine of the Magi, making it one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations for believers. After the remains of the Magi were transferred…
As Christians around the world mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, an English-language ministry is reaching out to the thousands of visitors making a pilgrimage to Germany. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a German monk and professor of Bible studies at Leucorea University in Wittenberg, Germany, is said to…
Mainz, Germany was selected to host the national Tag der Deutschen Einheit (Day of German Unity) observance on October 3, 2017. Click here to watch.
Germans have reason to celebrate Tuesday as the country marks 27 years since East and West Germany were peacefully reunified, forming the Federal Republic of Germany. Though the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, the task of joining two countries didn’t go into effect until nearly a year later, with the adoption of the German…
With its iconic spires, the Cologne Cathedral has the largest façade of any church in the world. Click here to take a look inside.
Amid a wave of terror attacks abroad, steps are being taken to protect visitors to Germany’s biggest tourist destination, the Cologne Cathedral. In August, police and the City of Cologne agreed to make closures near the historic church in response to the van attack in Barcelona, Spain, which killed 13 people. According to the Cathedral’s…
A so-called church tax in Germany may be behind a steady decline in the European nation’s church membership numbers. The Pew Research Center, a non-profit, non-partisan public opinion group based in Washington, DC, cites the tax as a factor behind an exodus of Germans officially leaving their religious communities. Germany is among several European countries…
Built in 1894, Germany’s Reichstag building now features a glass dome symbolizing transparency in government. Click here to watch a tour.
Planes, trains, & automobiles — I did it all to travel across Germany. Click here for the spectacular view from the Deutsche Bahn ICE train!