The Time I Almost Got Eaten By a Bear in Katmai National Park, Alaska

I promised my grandmother before I went to Alaska’s Kodiak Island that I wouldn’t go near the bears.  Unlike most tourists to the area, the bears weren’t really my thing.  There were so many other reasons I wanted to head to Kodiak, the impressive Kodiak bears just weren’t part of the equation I assured her. […]

Fall Colors in the Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is absolutely stunning in the autumn!  The park lies between Tennessee and North Carolina, and is the most visited site in the National Park Service.  I highly recommend taking a family trip to see the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains.  It was a great place to see the leaves […]

Katmai National Park – Aerial Photos

When in Alaska earlier this month, I was able to take a bear watching tour out of Kodiak Island.  Because the salmon were not yet running, the famous Kodiak bears were not down from the mountains yet.  So, I hopped on a float plane with Andrews Airways to check out the bears in Katmai National Park. […]