California

Desert Pilgrims

The wild characters drawn to Joshua Tree and Death Valley

On a late spring evening, I am walking through Joshua Tree National Park with Ken Layne,...

Abu Dhabi

Wing and a Prayer

Inside Abu Dhabi’s falcon hospital

A group of visitors gathers around the patient. She’s unconscious, her head encased in an anesthesia...

Florida

Biscayne’s Black Heritage

How a pioneering farmer and former slave helped create a national park

It’s a cloudless day in Biscayne National Park in South Florida, and the calm of the...

Japan

Forest Bathing

Feeling the force of the forest

My husband Russell and I were on a fertility tour of sorts, traveling Southeast Asia and...