Category: Adventure Man

MONKEY JUNGLE, FLORIDA

“Where the humans are caged and the animals run wild.” Explored Monkey Jungle in Homestead, Florida. The wildlife bio-park, on ten acres, allows you to move through lush rainforest habitats via screened walkways, and at a feeding station, you leave your “cage” to interact with the monkeys. New concepts in primate behaviors have been developed here, along with first-in-captivity births.… Read more →

THE WAVE, UTAH

The most unusual rock formation in the world. The water-stream erosion Navajo Sandstone, 190 million years old, is a heart flayed open, taffy gone wild, a hallucination in stone! Located near the Utah-Arizona border in the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness. The BLM limits access to just 20 permits per day, for the sandstone is fragile and there is no trail… Read more →

LAUGHTON GLACIER, ALASKA

  There are 100,000 glaciers in Alaska (of varying sizes) and 95% are in retreat, melting back in our era of global warming. Explored Laughton Glacier above Skagway, Alaska. Glaciers carve drama and splendor into the landscapes. Both bulldozer and conveyor belt, the sticky ice picks up rocks that it uses chock-a-block to grind away at the mountains, creating new… Read more →

TRACY ARM FJORD, ALASKA

A glacier-carved masterpiece, Tracy Arm Fjord winds narrow and serpentine for 26 miles into the southeast Alaska coastline. 4,000 foot granite rock walls soar straight up out of ocean 1,000 feet deep; waterfalls cascade down in silver plumes; mountain goats prance and dance across the vertical escarpments; seals sun themselves on pan-ice tabletops;  garlands of greenery, decorated with wildflowers festoon the mountainsides; in July hummingbirds… Read more →

Madagascar, Africa

Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the southeast coast of Africa, and the fourth largest island in world. It’s been isolated for 70 million years, leading to the development of unique flora and fauna, with 90% of its wildlife found only in Madagascar. The “stars” of the show are Lemurs, over 100 different species of the primates from… Read more →

Benin, West Africa

A visit to the land of Voodoo or Voodun, the world’s oldest root religion. African Voodun has little to do with the Hollywood version of sticking pins in dolls. It is a nature-based wisdom, a church without walls, with the High Priests/Healers knowing the medicinal properties of thousands of plants. Arranged a visit to the center and source of Voodun,… Read more →

Patagonia, Chile

Patagonia is located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. Have been fortunate to visit the Chilean side many times for magazine and TV assignments. Amazing how the bottom of the world looks similar to the top, with huge mountains, calving glaciers, raging rivers, exotic wildlife. A trekker’s Paradise. The definitive book about this marvelous… Read more →

Angel Falls, Venezuela

A magazine assignment sent us to Angel Falls, the world’s tallest uninterrupted waterfall, plunging over the edge of the Auantepui Mountain from a height of 3,212 feet. The waterfall towered above our small prop plane as we flew by and landed on a dirt strip in Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, a remote area of jungle and strange, Lost World tepuis… Read more →