Just a quarter of my family lived in the United States at the time of the Civil War, so I don't have a whole lot of ties to that particular era of American history. That being said, the Gettysburg National Military Park is a pretty fascinating place to visit. It's certainly a very somber spot given the thousands of casualties which occurred during the battle, but the 1,328 monuments built to honor those also make it a beautiful place to wander through.Read More
When I travel for my less than creative day job, I make it a point to spend at least a little bit of time while off the clock creating. Last week, I was traveling solo in Alaska and had about 6 hours to spare, so I made an attempt at filming my next trip video. If nothing else, I figured it would be good practice - even if I didn't get enough footage to put together a video. With a combination of brand new editing software and some seriously serendipitous timing - I've ended up with some of my favorite shots I've ever taken.Read More
If you find yourself in Anchorage with a couple of hours to spare, a drive down the Seward Highway to the Portage Glacier is a must do.
The Seward Highway itself is a simply gorgeous route, designated as a National Scenic Byway. In it's entiretly it runs the 125 miles in between Seward and Anchorage. If you have time for a full day trip, you can take it all the way to Seward. However, if you're more like me and end up with just a couple of hours to spare you can drive the first half from Anchorage down to the Portage Glacier and take in some great Alaskan views.
Every single time I've been to Las Vegas I've driven the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Loop. It's only about 30 minutes from the Strip and a wonderful place to decompress from all the bright lights and craziness that is Las Vegas. It's one of the reasons I always get a rental car when I go there, well, that and to get to Whole Foods.Read More