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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, Canada

I spend most of each year overseas in developing countries where the cost of living is a fraction what it is in the United States. Each return to the States requires...

Pigs at Winters Grass Farm come out of hiding to inspect me

After two weeks in the Adirondacks of upstate New York I began to learn more about the culture of the area. Though the Adirondack Mountains are ancient, the human history within...

Blood red garnets scooped up from the lakeshore

Nearly twenty years ago, I met another rockhound who traded crystals with me. I was living in Arizona at the time, so I gave him copper-bearing specimens like azurite, malachite, and...

Dock on Piseco Lake at Irondequoit Inn

A cocoon of ethereal fog enveloped me as I walked to the end of the dock on Piseco Lake in New York’s Adirondack Park. The hush of dawn was interrupted by...

Queen Anne's Lace blossom with a perfect ruby red center

On my final day in the northeast corner of Adirondack Park, I walked across the street to Point au Roche State Park, bound for a narrow point that juts out into...

Gorgeous sunsets and strange cloud formations are commonplace over Lake Champlain

The weathered mountains of upstate New York undulate like an enormous sea serpent. It descends into the valley, dipping its dusky blue-black tail and shimmering green coils in and out of...