Category - Americas

Renovate Me - graffiti in Bratislava, Slovakia

The 2014 US Midterm Election (Pic du Jour)

Analyses proclaiming that yesterday’s sweeping Republican victory signals a widespread wave of discontent towards President Barack Obama are a bit hazy at best, considering that about two-thirds of eligible voters weren’t inspired enough by...

A dock on North Carolina's Bogue Sound just before sunset

Bogue Sound Sunset (Pic du Jour)

While many visitors to Bogue Banks focus their attention on the Atlantic shore side of this North Carolina island, quite a few opt for the north-facing side and Bogue Sound which separates the island from the mainland portion of Carteret...

Carribean sunset over Panama's San Blas Islands

San Blas Sunset

I’ve been enjoying very nice sunsets on North Carolina’s Bogue Banks island this entire week, which prompted a quick look back to other memorable sunsets. Like this one, facing west from Elephant Island in the Caribbean. And while...

Sunset, Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Pic du Jour – Sunset, Emerald Isle

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 280th straight, was actually taken today. This is the Atlantic side of the city of Emerald Isle, located on the 21-mile long Bogue Banks barrier island in North Carolina where the seven day forecast promises a warm...

Morning mist lifting along the Enchanted Forest Trail

Pic du Jour – Misty Morning, Queulat...

This was the scene near the terminus of the Enchanted Forest Trail, a beautiful hike in southern Chile’s pristine Queulat National Park. To this day it remains one of favorite hikes on the planet. More about the park, and another 25 photos...