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Japanese Beetles, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ok, this is not exactly travel photography. But it is sort of landscape photography. If the landscape is the potted plants hanging on the porch rail outside my apartment. And, hey, they’re Japanese beetles. And they’ve done some traveling. In fact, like some terrible tourists, they’ve come to Minnesota recently to wreak havoc on every […]

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Giant Tortoise, Isla Isabela, Galápagos, Ecuador

I don’t think this guy has a name, like his predecessor Lonesome George, but he’s enjoying the good life at the Tortoise Breeding Center on Isla Isabela in the Galápagos. One of the things we learned while in the Galápagos last week is that there were, at one time, 15 species of Galápagos tortoises, and […]

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Not the most photographed spot in Yosemite, but iconic nonetheless. The Ahwahnee Bridge may have to go because its sturdy piers inhibit river flow. When the river is flowing, that is.

Confessions of a Serial National Park Visitor

The best deal in the world for mature travelers is undoubtedly the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) visitor pass for $10. That’s a lifetime pass good at some 2,000 national parks, monuments, and federal recreation areas. It also admits up to three passengers in the car with the old man. (Lucky me.) And did I […]

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