Category Archives: Beyond the USA

Ask the Blonde Coyote: Tips For Traveling With Dogs

I’ve been getting so many lovely, thoughtful, inquisitive emails from people and I’m sorry to say it’s become impossible for me to answer all of them. Most of you want to hit the road – for a long weekend, for … Continue reading

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Following My Father

For a time when I was younger, I thought I should grow up to be a doctor, like my Dad. Instead, I’ve become a hiker, like my Dad. A born West Virginian Mountain Man, his adventures on foot make mine … Continue reading

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EARTH Magazine: A New “Travels in Geology” Collection!

My favorite beat at EARTH magazine has always been the Travels in Geology column. Now EARTH has published a collection of travel pieces that includes six of my Travels in Geology features: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, New Mexico’s Ghost Ranch, Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, … Continue reading

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Scotland: Through the Lairig Ghru

After peering down into the depths of the Lairig Ghru from Lurcher’s Crag, my dad and I decided to return the next day for a long trek through the glacially-carved canyon to the fabled Pools of Dee, the headwaters of the … Continue reading

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Scotland: A Stonehaven Castle

If this castle makes you think of Hamlet, you’re right: parts of the 1990 film starring Mel Gibson were filmed here, at Dunnottar Castle, just south of Stonehaven on Scotland’s northeast coast. And the Gibson connection doesn’t end there: in … Continue reading

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Scotland: The Falkirk Wheel

Behold the Falkirk Wheel! This incredible contraption helps link a waterway that runs all the way across Scotland. When I first saw pictures of this space-age boat lift, I couldn’t figure out how it worked. But after seeing it turn … Continue reading

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High Points On My Horizon: Hiking Arthur’s Seat

Edinburgh has quickly become one of my all-time favorite cities on Earth, in large part because of its prominent volcano. Arthur’s Seat – named for the legend of King Arthur and thought to be one of the potential locations for Camelot … Continue reading

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I Love Edinburgh!

Now this is my kind of city! Edinburgh is built on the remains of an extinct volcano. The main outlet of the volcano, known as Arthur’s Seat, towers above Old Town, while Edinburgh Castle sits on a second vent of … Continue reading

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A Day In Dublin

How James Joyce crafted a masterpiece around a single day in Dublin, I don’t know. This place seems hardly big enough to host a Ulyssean epic. Out at first light, wandering shining streets polished by a night of rain, the … Continue reading

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EARTH Magazine: New Subduction Zone May Close Atlantic Ocean

As many of you know, I don’t just write for fun. This is also how I make my living! If you’re curious about my science writing, my latest story for EARTH magazine just went live. Seeing as I’m currently across … Continue reading

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