Adventures in Oregon: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

'The desert, when the sun comes up...I couldn't tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.'-Tom Hanks One of the hidden gems of Central and Eastern Oregon is the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. That an area like this exists is remarkable! The (free) park is actually three locations, Sheep Rock, Painted Hills, and …

Adventures Down Under: Fiordland National Park and the Doubtful Sound

'Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. ... There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.'-Rachel Carson Visiting the Doubtful Sound (and the Fiordland National Park) was …