Rainy Day in Sydney, Australia

s our Virgin Atlantic flight circles Sydney, Australia, the 8-year-old boy in front of me and I press our foreheads against our respective windows to catch a glimpse of the city. It is a sunny day, and the scalloped roof of the Sydney Opera House gleams, as does the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The boy and I, who are strangers, bond over our mutual excitement as we touch down on the runway. He is there with his parents to visit family, while I had traveled across the Pacific Ocean for a work conference. … More Rainy Day in Sydney, Australia

Steep Hike Offers Reward

I walk behind The Goat. His well-defined calf muscles flex with each step on this relatively steep trail to Stevens Lakes. I carry a light backpack with my camera, a bottle of water, and snack. He can walk miles up a vertical face without stopping, as sure footed as a mountain goat, hence the name. The … More Steep Hike Offers Reward