Click here to soak up views of the black sand beaches at Playas del Coco on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.
Click here to spot some friendly-faced sloth dangling high in the canopy of Costa Rica’s rainforests.
Click here to experience ziplining at speeds of 40 mph above a rainforest.
Click here to see why Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano is the perfect place to connect with nature.
DFW International Airport lights up the night sky like few other airports. Click here to see why.
Click here to watch highlights from a world-class fireworks display at the Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights.
Click here to experience one of the most scenic hikes in the Natural State — the trail to Hawksbill Crag.
Click here to see the beauty of Paige Falls in northern Arkansas.
With the changing of seasons, Fall colors come alive at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Click here to take a tour.
Click here to see what’s on the menu at the fast-food chain’s concept store.
Click here to look around dune field with some dunes as tall as 50 feet!
Spectacular scenery and unmatched adventure await visitors to Big Bend Ranch State Park. The 300,000-plus-acre park in Presidio and Brewster counties is the largest in Texas. The West Texas desert landscape’s geological features and recreational opportunities draw outdoors enthusiasts from around the country. One of the easiest ways to take-in the vastness of the state…
A jewel in the desert, Big Bend National Park is a bucket list destination tucked away in a remote corner of south Texas. Hours from the nearest major airport, its location restricts the park to only the most dedicated of travelers. As one of the least-visited national parks, last year they counted just more than…
Blink and you’ll miss it. Situated on a remote stretch of U.S. Highway 90 in West Texas, the so-called ‘Tiny Target’ or ‘World’s Smallest Target Store’ has become a pilgrimage destination for curiosity seekers and art enthusiasts alike. Big Bend Country is known for its dark skies and wide open spaces, but it’s drawing more…
Click here to join our recent hike in the country’s second largest canyon!
The ISS, which travels 17,500 miles per hour, circles the Earth every 90 minutes. Click here to watch a flyover!
History, both triumphant and tragic, comes alive in Berlin, Germany. Click here to see some of my favorite sites.
The Big Easy’s intoxicating spirit is unlike few places in America. Click here to see some of my favorite stops in New Orleans.
It’s not Christmastime in New Orleans until the lights shimmer in the iconic Roosevelt Hotel. In a tradition dating back to the 1930s, the historic hotel’s block long lobby is transformed into the Waldorf Wonderland, an elegant display of holiday decorations that draw crowds of visitors from around the world. Colors of white, red, gold…
On this Pearl Harbor Day, I’m surrounded by history at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. This world-class museum is sure to provide a moving experience, whether it’s a first-time visit or especially if you have the honor of accompanying a veteran. Located on a six-acre campus in downtown, the museum…
At the start of the holiday travel season, countless East Texans will be among the passengers navigating crowds at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Despite the airport being one of the busiest places on Earth, people are finding their faith inside one of the five DFW Airport interfaith chapels. “You don’t ever know how travel is…
Poteau, Oklahoma claims to be home to the tallest hill in the world. Located on the far eastern side of the state, the elevation of Cavanal Hill’s summit is 1,999 feet. According to the local chamber of commerce, geographical features 2,000 feet or higher are typically classified as mountains. Whatever you want to call it,…
Click here to watch the fireworks celebration on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Click here to watch scenes of 1989 projected on buildings to bring history alive.
Escaping the surveillance and oppression of the East German government during the Cold War often came at great risk. The impressively complex and often dangerous acts of desperation are highlighted in a series of tours organized by a group of Berliners who work to explore and preserve the history of the city’s underground. The Berliner…
Click here to watch Lane Luckie explain misconceptions and common questions about the Berlin Wall.
Freely moving in the wind, independent, yet seemingly in harmony, 30-thousand ribbons dance in front of the Brandenburg Gate, Germany’s most visible symbol of unity. The vision of American artist Patrick Shearn and his studio Poetic Kinetics, a massive public art display drapes the setting for one of Germany’s biggest celebrations in years — the…
Click this video to learn more about the dark history of post-World War II divided Germany.
Click here to take a tour of the eye-popping colorful blooms at the Tyler Rose Garden.
For journalists, a fellowship can provide unmatched mid-career professional development and opportunities for meaningful personal growth. Having completed fellowships with the RIAS Berlin Commission and the East-West Center, I was recently invited to share my own experiences in a panel discussion at RTDNA/SPJ’s annual ‘Excellence in Journalism’ conference. These international reporting experiences required a significant…
Click here to watch exotic butterflies fly free throughout the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Click here to watch highlights from my kayaking trek in northern Arkansas.
Rain or shine, the Lower Mountain Fork River near Broken Bow, Oklahoma is an exciting adventure in a gorgeous setting. Click to watch.
The annual Great Texas Balloon Race and its nighttime balloon glows draw crowds of thousands of people from across East Texas and beyond. Click here to watch highlights.
Click here for a fascinating look at marine life at the Dallas World Aquarium.