North America

Themes.  I love the idea of indulging in whatever a particular region is best known for.  When I was offered the opportunity to be the guest of the Best Western Plus' The Lodge at Jackson Hole, images of a dense forest, roaming deer and pristine lakes flowing over jagged rocks popped into my head. I was certainly getting used to the idea...

You know the old saying: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. The same holds true when visiting the wild west. Not because someone would challenge you to a duel in the town square, but because you’d want to experience everything that makes a particular region special or unique. We were invited to attend the Jackson Hole Rodeo and...

Unrealized childhood dreams.  When it came to the subject of fishing that was mine. My dad was in the habit of taking each of his children to the local lake for fishing lessons. I eagerly awaited my turn but it never came. Fast forward to the present and the opportunity to learn how to fly fish presents itself in freaking...

Boyhood visits with his parents to Jackson Hole made an indelible impression upon young Bud Chatham. So much so, that he made a resolution to continue his family’s tradition as a young adult. Life and circumstances took him to other places, but his heart was firmly ingrained in a little town in Wyoming. He never forgot the rolling mountains dotted with...

Today's pic is a Victorian home that I passed by as I rode on a streetcar in New Orleans. This area of town wasn't as flamboyant as the French Quarter, instead it was teeming with elegance and old world charm that was nonintoxicating. One of the things that impressed me is the residents' commitment to preservation which is precisely why visitors...