10 MILES and 100 years. That’s how far away Monhegan Island feels from the coast of Maine. In summer, you’re guaranteed to find the rocky coastline dotted with easels and painters squinting at their ideal view. There are a few lobster spots (of course), homespun gift shops, a pizza place and a little more than 12 miles of trails. If you’re looking for an overnight, you’ll find the 32-room Island Inn just up the hill from the… Read More
I have read two books more than once—Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne and a double feature of The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London. Both take me to incredible places. Both make me dream. For this, my sixth trip to Haida Gwaii, an archipelago some 30 miles west of British Columbia, I packed the Jack London. It seemed fitting for the long flights across… Read More
They came with an appetite. Bald eagles, once calmly perched atop the spruce trees that line Campobello Island’s rocky coast, now dive bombed seagulls and pushed aside cormorants until they and they alone could claw the fish on the water’s surface. And they clawed like hell.
Is this a newly discovered Jackson Pollock painting? Not exactly. It’s the street after the Chinese New Year Parade in New York City. The parade is a fantastic, chaotic and colorful celebration that should be experienced, at least once, for a little bit — at least until the claustrophobia takes over. Here are a few shots from Chinatown and a previous Chinese New Year.