Tag Archives: nature

Crater of Villarrica

Don’t Skip: Pucon, Chile

Intro to Pucon Many of the destinations in the Don’t Skip series are off the beaten track. That’s not the case with Pucon, which is hardly unknown. As a matter…

Petroglyph National Monument

Petroglyph National Monument

Diverse Beauty of the Southwest The southwest of the US is one of our favorite parts of the country.  There’s something about the landscape that attracts us. On the surface…

Whole Anaconda

Top 5 Animal Encounters: Snakes

One of the things we enjoy most about travel is seeing animals in their natural environment. Our mini-series “Animal Encounters” includes some great memories from our journeys. While snakes may not…

Macaque

Top 5 Animal Encounters: Monkey and Baby

Seeing animals in their natural environment is one of the highlights of our travels. Our mini-series on animal encounters represents some great memories. Monkeys are common in many parts of the world,…

Animal Encounter: Octopus

Top 5 Animal Encounters: Ocean Edition

As nature lovers, one of the things we enjoy most about travel is seeing animals in their natural environment. These animal encounters are some of the best memories we have…

Franklin Mountain

Franklin Mountains State Park, Texas

Paso del Norte One doesn’t often associate El Paso, Texas with great natural beauty, but it’s there if you look for it. Tired of spending time in the city, we…

Animals Inside Out

Have you ever seen “Animals Inside Out?”

  The “Animals Inside Out Exhibit” Having visited the “Bodies” exhibit in Atlanta last year, when we saw that “Animals Inside Out” was currently in Dallas we figured it would…

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Retracing Dinosaur Tracks in Texas

Dinosaur tracks from several species have been found over the years in Dinosaur Valley State Park. The unique geological history of the area, and later preservation by the Paluxy River…

Zippy Turtle Hospital

A Hospital for Turtles

We love turtles . . . If you all hadn’t noticed, we’re big turtle fans!  Traditional symbols of wisdom, longevity, steadfastness and patience, the turtle is a careful observer, and…

White Sands, NM

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument The world’s largest field of gypsum sand dunes fills 275 square miles of the Tularosa Basin at the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert in New Mexico…