Monthly Archives: April 2012

Bucket List: 20 Must See Sights in the USA

View from Empire State Building 2010

America is a big country with many beautiful things to see. Every American has a preference for their favorite locations  — but if you met someone from a foreign country and they asked you what 20 sights are “must see” in the United States, what would be on your list? Below is my list. It also serves nicely as a ‘bucket list’ of USA destinations to visit in your lifetime. What did I forget? Leave me a comment and let me know. New York City. See the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Read more […]Share this:FacebookEmailPrint

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Aerial Exploration: LAX to SFO


Flew from LAX to SFO (almost a year ago now). Even though I was on the wrong side of the plane —  always better to be on the side opposite the sun and not staring into it — the images came out pretty good with a little help from Photoshop. Channel Islands of California Google Maps Wikipedia The Channel Islands are located just off the cost of southern California and consist of eight islands: Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rose, San Miguel, Santa Barbara, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina and San Read more […]Share this:FacebookEmailPrint

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United States Wind Map


OK, I’m a sucker for visual maps and this one is fantastic. Surface wind data from the National Digital Forecast Database was used to animate the wind patterns across North America (or at least the lower 48 of the USA). The still on the right doesn’t do justice to the data so you really need to click on the link below to watch the animation. When you get there, check out the gallery to view different days and different wind patterns. Having grown up in New Read more […]Share this:FacebookEmailPrint

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