Throughout the eons of time, the action of the basic elements of fire, water, and air have given rise to the dramatic landscapes that compose the island of Kauai. As the oldest island of the Hawaiian chain, Kauai is a land of subtle contradictions. While its lands rise majestically above the Pacific along the Napali coast, its people are as gentle as the winds that blow across it. For me Kauai is a land that holds a special place in my heart unparalleled by any other.
As we celebrate our most important moments in life, flowers give voice to thoughts, feelings, and emotons in ways that mere words cannot convey. The messages they are employed to communicate are as endless as the variety of shapes, colors, scents, and textures they present to the world. As you stop to smell the roses, make sure to explore the nuanced beauty of all the other flowers in between.
Every mile along the coast of the Pacific Ocean offers unique opportunities to discover a new state of mind through breathtaking vistas that reach directly into your soul. Here, boats float on the calm waters of protected coves while rythmic waves ebb and flow against gently sloping beaches or crash against shear cliffs of exposed granite that plunge momentously into the depths of the sea.
There is nothing like a day at the beach to relax the mind especially if you happen to be in Southern California where the sun warms the sands year round to create an endless summer of fun. With palm trees swaying in gentle breezes as surfers ride majestic waves that crash onto the shore, open your senses and take in all that the beach has to offer, and you will yearn for the day when you can return once more.
When people think of the American Southwest, they often think of bone dry tumbleweeds blowing across a barren landscape dotted with prickly cacti. For me these lands offer solitude for clearing the mind of daily distractions and achieving a state of heighten awareness to extract wisdom from the spirits that roam through the beautiful canyons, arches, and natural wonders carved through eons of subtle action by the elements. They are truly monuments unsurpassed by anything that man has since created.
Red Rock Country is no place for people who think small. This is big, wide- open country. On a drive through these lands you'll pass looming mesas, soaring spires, deep canyons, and a record of time that stretches back millions of years. Fill up your tank and hit the backroads to explore all the natural treasures waiting to be discovered.
The overwhelming grandeur of the Colorado Rockies has the power to consume the senses with colossal mountains that challenge your sense of scale. The ghost towns tucked amidst its rugged peaks serve as reminders of past attempts by man to extract its riches buried deep within. For me its greatest riches are to be had through simple exploration along its surface to take in the abundant variety of sights, sounds, and smells unique to the high country.
From fish to crabs to sea creatures that have yet to be discovered, the oceans are an amazing place that teem with an endless variety of lifeforms. In fact, they contain 80% of all the life on Earth. Take a few steps out from the beach and dive into this realm to discover the living treasures that lie beneath the surface.