| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:05 PM
GRANADA, Nicaragua — I came to Nicaragua to climb a volcano, to listen to howler monkeys scream in the trees of a rain forest and to walk along a deserted beach, watching the sun flame out at the end of day, turning the sea and sky ablaze.
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:11 PM
New locker rooms and restrooms will be built at the Corona del Mar High School pool, just one of many back-burner projects benefiting from extra city funding recently made available.
The $338,000 contribution to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Republican candidates vying for the post of president of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County agree on a couple of things. They don't think the forest preserve district should be dissolved and have opposed another measure that would have...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Angeles National Forest is waiving its visitor fee this weekend in honor of President's Day.†
Beginning Saturday through Monday,† visitors aren't required to purchase the usual National Forest Pass, according to a news release from John Wagner of the U....
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:16 AM
SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA, West Indies - The Pitons dominate the southwest coast of St. Lucia.
The twin volcanic spires are the iconic image of St. Lucia, the green hulking peaks rising from the sea side by side in dramatic fashion.
Le Gros Piton and Le...
| Jun 23, 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — I'd been told she'd had a little work done. Who can blame her? She was turning 50, and her life had been hard. The miles were starting to show.
But after an $8-million update, she was as good as new and ready to celebrate —...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:39 PM
With nearly 800 miles of coastline stretching along two oceans, it's no surprise that more than a million surfers and sun worship-pers flock to Costa Rica to enjoy its fabulous beaches each year. But in addition to breathtaking white sands and emerald-...
| Nov 4, 2012
TIKAL NATIONAL PARK, Guatemala — The woman in the shorts shrieked, grabbed her ankle and crumpled to the ground as though she'd been shot.
And in a sense she had.
"A bullet ant," surmised Josť Elias, our unflappable guide. "If they sting you,...
| Feb 20, 2013
There is plenty of snow, the best in many years for snowshoeing.
After all, the whole point of snowshoes is to make it possible to walk in deep snow.
You received snowshoes for Christmas? Or maybe you got them for Christmas last winter,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Silver Glen Springs in the Ocala National Forest
Silver Glen Springs is located in the Silver Glen Springs Recreational Area of the Ocala National Forest, about 11 miles south of the town of Salt Springs. From the intersection of State Roads (SR) 19...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Ocala National Forest Visitor Center
10863 E. Highway 40
Silver Springs, FL 34488
352-625-3147 or 352-236-0288
Located in the Southeastern part of the Ocala National Forest, off Fla. 40, offers a full range of outdoor activities....