Spotlight Thursday – Hanging out at Hanging Lake, Colorado

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my time living in Fort Collins, Colorado.  One week I had some free time so I decided to drive down and hike the Hanging Lake Trail.  Hanging Lake trail is hidden above the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon.  Glenwood Canyon is a unique canyon.  It is one of my favorite canyon drives in the United States.  Interstate 70 which runs thru the canyon was specifically designed to preserve the natural beauty of the canyon. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – Visiting the Volcano of Mývatn, Iceland

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Photo Thursday is from my winter road trip in Iceland.  In northern Iceland, there is a large shallow eutrophic lake called Mývatn.  In Icelandic, it means the lake of midges.  Midges are a small flying non-biting insects.  During the summer, they live in the surrounding areas.  I saw zero midges but I was there in the middle of winter. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – Exploring Vedauwoo, Wyoming

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Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Photo Thursday is from Vedauwoo section of Medicine Bow – Routt National Forest in Wyoming.  This photo is from my second trip to Vedauwoo.  Originally, I had planned to climb Pike’s Peak this weekend, but due to the smoke from the 2010 Waldo Canyon Fire, it wasn’t possible.  I made the four-hour drive from Colorado Springs, Colorado to Vedauwoo, Wyoming. I camped in the Vedauwoo campground.  I had the option of dispersal camping for free, but I liked having a bathroom nearby. I spent the weekend hiking and bouldering among the  hoodoos and outcroppings. Continue Reading . . .

Photo Thursday – Washington Slagbaai National Park of Bonaire

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Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location.  Today’s Photo Thursday is from Washington Slagbaai National Park in Bonaire, Leeward Antilles.  My parents rented a car and we spent several days exploring the rough terrain of the Slagbaai as well as snorkeling in the Bonaire National Marine Park. From the high-water mark to 200 ft deep is part of the Bonaire National Marine Park.   The best snorkeling on the island is on the southwest lee side of the island.  The brackish water of the low elevation lagoons attract the famous pink American flamingos.  Bonaire has a donkey population introduced by the early Europeans.  The island is also home ot the vulnerable Yellow-shouldered Amazon. Continue Reading . . .