Lukla-Nepal

Photos by Kelly Darling

I have landed at the Nepalese Lukla air strip two times, once in the early 1990′s and again in 2009 and though there have been some improvements it still remains one of the world’s most dangerous airports (ten plane crashes from 1973 thru 2013 with several tragic ones with loss of life of all passengers [...]

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Lost Passport-La Paz, Bolivia

Lost Passport-La Paz, Bolivia

Awoke rather late and after a quick shower grabbed my travel neck pouch to put on under my shirt and noticed it seemed lighter. I pulled open the outer flap and the first thing I noticed was that my passport was not where it should be. I stood there starring at the empty spot and [...]

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New York City

New York City

Last month we took a short trip to NYC to celebrate a friend’s birthday. With the use of Uber car service we were taken from the Newark airport and delivered safely to Manhattan and our friends apartment only a couple of blocks from Central Park. They had moved from the Jersey Shore within the last [...]

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Lake Curlew-Washington

Lake Curlew-Washington

I took a short road trip to north central Washington to open the family cabin for the summer a couple of weeks ago. I invited two friends to join me for the six hour one way drive from Seattle to Lake Curlew. My father and step mother purchased the land and built a small two [...]

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Two Hummock Island-Antarctica

Two Hummock Island-Antarctica

2001-From my understanding Two Hummock Island was first explored and skied by Roald Amundsen during the Belgian Antarctic Belgica Expedition in 1898. We arrived on the island and our group split into two parties with one group climbing an unnamed peak on one side of the island and us the other which Amundsen had previously [...]

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