25 April 2015

April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak

Today is the anniversary date of one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in recent times.  This also means that the highways in the great plains, also known as "tornado alley" will be jammed packed with storm chasers, both professional and amateurs, as they seek the opportunity to see one of these remarkable weather events.

We wrote about storm chasing a while back.  And a google search will find more on the subject.

23 April 2015

China to accept US Credit Cards

China has announced that foreign companies like Visa, MasterCard, and American Express can bring their payment processing operation in that country starting 1 June 2015.  Should be a boom for tourism!

21 April 2015


MAY IS WETLANDS MONTH, and JUNE IS RIVERS MONTH! This calendar, covering river-and wetlandrelated events in Massachusetts from Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, July 5, has been compiled by the Mass. Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) to provide you with the opportunity to participate in events in, on, along or about the rivers and wetlands of the Commonwealth. Take this opportunity to invite your friends, family, local leaders, legislators, and/or a favorite reporter to clean up, paddle, protect, enjoy and celebrate your favorite rivers, streams, salt marshes and freshwater wetlands, or experience new ones. Get some healthful exercise and spend time in nature in and/or along the Commonwealth’s many scenic waterways and marshes.

20 April 2015

24th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research

I have two abstracts submitted to this conference.  And we are looking forward to our second visit to this wonderful land.  Surreal is one word that comes to mind.  People are wonderful, landscape is just incredible and it ain't too far from Boston.  Here is a shot from our last visit two years ago for the Nordic Geographers Meeting.

├×ingvellir (Thingvellir), That's America to the right (west) and the rest of Europe to the left (east).

19 April 2015

Today's Hike along Scantic River

Hiked a short loop trail in Scantic River State Park in Connecticut.  No signs direct you there, but using google maps on my Android phone we were able to find the trail head.  Check it out.

I composed a brief video on the hike and posted on YouTube for your pleasure.

18 April 2015

Westfield Dog Bark Grand Opening today!

I shot some video today of our four legged companions.  A couple shots are their 2 legged friends!


16 April 2015

Spring Cleaning on the Mt Washington Auto Road

There are some great shots of the work done along the road to Mt Washington, NH.  Check them out.