Category Archives: America by Public Transit

Confessions on Why I Might Actually Like Los Angeles

I’ve never really like LA. I suppose this is a confession, but not surprising from a woman who grew up in Portland, Oregon. I could list all the reasons I’ve never enjoyed Los Angeles, the cultural clash that caused a … Continue reading

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Santa Fe, New Mexico – An Historical and Cultural Brew

Sometimes I forget how young the United States really is. Traces of our historical past rarely go back more than one or two centuries, and those traces tend to congregate in the 13 colony pockets along the East Coast. But … Continue reading

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Petroglyphs in Albuquerque – Photos Posted

I visited Albuquerque for one reason – petroglyphs. Travelling North America by public transit and sans car, I quickly discovered that most ancient petroglyphs and civilization ruins lie far from any bus stops or easy-access hiking trails. Hitch-hiking was out … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of Wild West History: Photos of Las Vegas, New Mexico

Before there was Sin City, Nevada, before flashing neon lights and massive casinos, over-the-top entertainment,  Penn & Teller smoke and mirrors, and sipping cocktails poolside, there was the true Wild West of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Yes, New Mexico. Last spring I swung … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal with Pluto – Flagstaff, Arizona Photos Posted

2015 has been the Year of Pluto, as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft hurtles through our galaxy and finally arrived this summer at the distant, cold and icy domain that has shrouded Pluto in mystery since its discovery in 1930. So … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Photos: Hikes, Sunsets, and Spring Snowstorms

I could wax eloquent a few paragraphs about the majesty and grandness of the Grand Canyon, but I will refrain and let the photos speak for themselves. Like many of our iconic American national park cathedrals, often silence is the … Continue reading

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Hoover Dam – A Behind-the-Scenes Look at a Functional Work of Art

Form follows function is an old adage from 20th century architecture. I would also say form follows beautiful function. The Hoover Dam, construction triumph of the Great Depression and President Roosevelt’s New Deal, is the epitome of this. While it … Continue reading

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