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…
Only a week after returning from my fellowship in Europe, I had a unique chance to continue my trans-Atlantic learning exchange by hosting a German RIAS fellow in East Texas. Charlotte Potts, a presenter for ZDF and political correspondent for Deutsche Welle, is no stranger to the U.S., having lived in Washington, DC for seven…
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.
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!
Even though history has outlived the iconic German radio station RIAS, its legacy lives on in the form of a trans-Atlantic exchange program for journalists in the United States and Germany. The program is named for the radio station RIAS, or Radio In the American Sector, which was founded by the U.S. in 1946. After…
Built in 1969, the Berlin TV Tower gives brilliant 360-degree views of Germany’s capital city. Click here to see for yourself.
Click here for an inside look at the European Commission and NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
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…
Click here to watch my walking my tour of Brussels, Belgium.
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.
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.’
Lane Luckie, a news anchor, producer, and reporter at KLTV in Tyler, Texas has been selected to join a group of 14 producers, reporters, editors, and online journalists from across the country to become Fellows the middle of September during the height of the German election campaign. It will be the largest group of American…
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.
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 time-lapse of a takeoff and landing from my recent flight from Charlotte, North Carolina to Dallas, Texas.