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Wing walker Gladys Ingles

Daring young woman on the flying machine

You've got to see this! Can you imagine anyone doing something like this today? The video isn't the greatest quality - it's from the 1920s. But what you can see is amazing. She has no safety line, no parachute, nothing but guts! Gladys Ingles was a member of a barnstorming troupe... Read article...

Helicopter fighting the forest fire

Kings Canyon - Fighting the forest fire

As we drove through King's Canyon, I knew there was a forest fire burning nearby. I just didn't expect one of the firefighting helicopters to descend right next to us! It came down to refill its bucket from the river. So there I was, filming it with an iPod out the top of the convertible... Read article...

Peninsula Valdes, on the coast of Patagonia

Orcas on the beach, Peninsula Valdes, Argentina

About a third of the way down the coast of Argentina, there's a large peninsula that juts out into the South Atlantic Ocean. From an aerial view, it looks like it should have been an island. This is Peninsula Valdes, a major wildlife preserve... Read article...

Taos veterans

Veterans Day at Taos Pueblo (video)

In honor of Veteran's Day, here's a different remembrance ceremony than most of us are used to. At Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, tribal officials honor American veterans with a procession through the pueblo. On this day, it's good to remember our brave military people, from all walks of life... Watch the video...

San Juan Islands float plane

San Juan Islands by float plane (video)

The San Juan Islands are beautiful from land and sea. Whether you're hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, or just riding the ferry, you can't help but be struck by that. But what about from the air? This video gives you a real sense of what soaring over the islands in a small plane would be like... Watch the video...

Rio Pueblo Gorge

Taos, New Mexico - Rio Pueblo Gorge (video)

The Rio Pueblo Gorge, near Taos, New Mexico: This river comes from Taos Pueblo land and runs into the Rio Grande River. It's a deep gorge, but not as deep as the Rio Grande Gorge, which is a spectacular gash across the high desert - almost shocking when you first see it. We go rafting... Watch the video...

SJI scuba diving boat

San Juan Islands - scuba diving (video)

OK, I'll say it right up front. We do NOT go scuba diving on our San Juan Islands trips! I'm a wimpy warm water diver, who only likes the tropics (think British Virgin Islands!) However, even though that water looks pretty chilly to me, it's fascinating to know what lives down there... Watch the video...

SJI ferry boat

San Juan Islands - The ferry ride (video)

Wondering about the San Juan Islands? This video shows you what the ferry travel is like out to the islands, and around the islands. If you're going on our tour, you can ignore the part about which highway exits to take - we'll handle all the driving! Just enjoy the part about being out on the water... Read article...

Spy vest?

Spy vest - Product review (video)

This travel vest solves some problems, and makes me feel like a secret agent, too. The video explains it all, showing this travel vest inside and out, and what makes it unique. In the course of my travels, I run across numerous travel problems, and products that solve them (or claim to)... Watch the video...

Searching for solutions

Toothbrush nightmares (video)

Toothbrush nightmares! I know it sounds bizarre. But if you saw what I saw, you might have them too! Watch video for the full horrific story, and a solution too... Watch the video...