Today it is hard to get though a day without seeing someone’s selfie on texts, Facebook, or Twitter. Even though the selfie oversaturation has taken away a little bit from the expression of self as an art form, when the selfie is done right, it can be very interesting and artistic. Example: painter Vincent van Gogh had some of the best self-portraits of all-time. Continue reading →
To the delight of kids across the country the schools are letting out for the summer and many families are preparing for a road trip. There are so many places to visit but National Parks are always a safe bet. Then again which one? The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone? All are spectacular which makes them all in the top five of the most visited National Parks.
If you decide to travel hundreds or thousands of miles to see Yellowstone do yourself a favor and drive the extra 10 miles to see Grand Teton National Park. In 2012 nearly a million less people went to Grand Teton than Yellowstone and they are missing out on some of the most beautiful mountains in the country. Continue reading →
If you’re anything like me, city life can begin to wear you down time to time and you long for a break from all the phones, computers and mostly the people. Next time you’re looking for an escape keep the island of Tasmania in mind. There is a little bit of everything on the island and 37% of the land is in reserves or parks keeping its natural beauty unspoiled. Continue reading →
Who isn’t excited for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey“? When the movie trailer begins and Thorin Oakenshield’s (Richard Armitage) hypnotic baritone voice chants a song of the Misty Mountains, a hush falls into the belly of the audience taking them to a place of magic. December 14, 2012 is going to cause a goosebump epidemic as people drip into their childhood and remember dragons and sword fights and the excitement of living. It’s not just the incredible talent of the cast and crew that will ignite chills, but the unearthly beauty of New Zealand that will widen the eyes of the adventure-thirsty crowds. Continue reading →
Greenland is a beautiful country without a doubt. It has picturesque scenery, with snow covered mountains, icebergs and… well very little green. As a fourth grader, it was such a puzzlement to me to discover that a country called GREENland, would lack an excessively emerald landscape. There are a lot of conflicting views on why this country wasn’t named something that better describes it (most thoughts involve scheming to fool others). After all, Iceland has the same problem, and it seems like a swap of names might be appropriate. Continue reading →