WATCH: Briarwood Nature Preserve, a natural wonder

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.

My Instagram Top 10: Flowers and foliage

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.

Project aims to stabilize, restore Civil War-era Sabine Pass Lighthouse

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…

Hidden among the pines, The Blue Hole is preserved as a Texas treasure

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…

WATCH: A vacation with a greater purpose

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.

WATCH: Breathtaking views from the Rockies of southwest Colorado

Some of the most breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains can be found in southwest Colorado. Click here for highlights from my trip to Durango, Silverton, San Juan Mountains, the “Million Dollar Highway,” Ouray, the Animas River, Telluride, and the Dallas Divide.

Taking a walk on Lufkin’s wild side

Lions and tigers and bears, hippos and snakes; the Ellen Trout Zoo has them all. The zoo appears to be an East Texas hidden treasure. It is heralded as one of the best small city zoos in the United States, home to 800 wild and exotic animals from around the world. Endangered species are protected here and…

Day 25: It’s all about perspective

“Did you see that show the other night? The one where the guy was carrying a bunch of boxes and he kept getting tripped up by different things. He finally fell and everything went flying! That was so funny.” How many times have you re-told a story that no one found interesting or funny? Sometimes…