Castillo de San Cristobal

San Juan, Puerto Rico, the capital city of a territory owned by the United States, is also the second oldest European capital city in the Americas. It has many historical structures. This is Castillo de San Cristobal. It is one of two forts in the capital city. The complex is massive and very fun to explore.

Glen Eyrie Castle

This is Glen Eyrie Castle, a hidden gem in Colorado Springs. It was originally built as a residential estate by General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs. Palmer was a veteran of the civil war and a railroad tycoon. The castle is now a retreat center owned by The Navigators, a worldwide Christian…

Scale of the Panama Canal

This is a shot of the Panama Canal back in 2010. I’ve never seen an image that better describes the massive scale of not only the locks and ships, but of human innovation. The school bus makes this scale tangible for everyone. It blows my mind that these locks are more than 100 years old and…

Old Bedlam

This building, “Old Bedlam,” is the oldest structure still standing in the state of Wyoming. Built in 1849, Old Bedlam was a cornerstone of activity at the military outpost of Fort Laramie which lies along the Oregon Trail. The outpost is now a national historic site and, for those of you who like your history,…

Bridging Oceans

You are looking at a crossroads between land and sea, ocean and ocean, and really the world. The bridge in the background is the Centennial Bridge that allows Panama City, Panama’s traffic to cross over the historic Panama Canal. From this road you can eventually explore all of North America (given the proper visas anyways)….

Aircraft Cross

The Air Force Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado is an amazing structure. The architect, Walter Netsch, was a visionary. He undertook creating a facility out of aluminum as it is the construction material for Air Force jets. He also wanted the triangular shape of the structure to reflect the trinity. The 1″ thick stained glass lights…

A Stari Plunge

I’m not sure which I find more fascinating, the guy whose job it is to jump daily off of this perfectly good bridge into shallow water filled with dangerous debris or the crowd that watches this for entertainment. After-all, there are only two outcomes; he lives or he dies a horrific death in front of…

Black Gold at Rainbows End

and The Brooks Range in Alaska is a remote and nearly pristine wilderness. During the summer months the sun doesn’t even set on these arctic lands. As Alaska’s northernmost mountain range this is the last hurdle before the land known as the Northern slope makes its way into the Arctic Sea. Humans have had little…

Echo Park Homestead

This old homestead can be found on the Colorado side of Dinosaur National Monument. This area is known as Echo Park and is very close to where the Green and Yampa Rivers converge. To get here take the Echo Park Road on the Colorado side of the park. The drive down is a gorgeous drive…