North and Central America

A land of all contrasts and excesses, North America is home to wonders that are as diverse as they are spectacular. Whether it is the natural attractions of the western United States, the sumptuous glacial lakes of Canada, the immense redwoods of California, the genius of nature is constantly reinventing itself. North America is full of geological formations that are unique in the world. And for those who wish to get off the beaten track, countless hiking trails lead to the encounter with wild nature in a soothing tranquility…

 

Discover the countries I have visited:

Acadia National Park: A Park where the Mountains meet the Sea

Acadia National Park: A Park where the Mountains meet the Sea

National parks are much more than preserved wilderness. They have the power to stimulate our senses and make us feel alive. Their beauty offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world and the opportunity to experience extraordinary moments. As John Muir, the...

Acadia National Park: True Nature in Maine

Acadia National Park: True Nature in Maine

The state of Maine, « Vacation Land »  as it calls itself on vehicle license plates, is covered by vast forests and dotted with more than 6,000 lakes. It is the northernmost state in the northeastern of the United States and one of six states composing the « New...

Wild West in South Dakota

Wild West in South Dakota

South Dakota, a state imbued with Indian culture and characterized by the rolling Black Hills, is full of surprises: Badlands National Park and its dramatic reliefs, Mount Rushmore and its monumental sculptures, and the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis. The Badlands...

An “American Safari” in the Heart of Custer State Park

An “American Safari” in the Heart of Custer State Park

"Hau", as we say in Lakota language ! South Dakota can be considered both as part of the Midwest and of the Great Plains regions. The state’s name is taken from the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native American tribes. The Missouri River divides the State into two...

Fall colors in the Great Lakes Region

Fall colors in the Great Lakes Region

Nature Lovers will like the open spaces, dense forests and stunning sunsets of the Great Lakes region. The area is suitable for sporting and nature-oriented holidays. The Great Lakes are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes along the Canada-United States border...

Man vs. Wild…

Man vs. Wild…

If you like moonlike landscapes and seek loneliness... look no further. Bisti Wilderness is the place for you! Are you ready for a "Man vs. Wild" but without Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls to accompany you ? Off State Highway 371 at Road 7297, about 35 miles south of...

New Mexico: Land of Enchantment

New Mexico: Land of Enchantment

New Mexico is trapped between the "Great" Arizona, the "Friendship" Texas and south of the "Centennial" Colorado. New Mexico, one of the southwestern States is often left out by tourists visiting the western United States. It is a pity because New Mexico is total !...

New Orleans: Let’s Get Together And Swing !

New Orleans: Let’s Get Together And Swing !

The lyrics of Les Acadiens by French singer Michel Fugain (Les Acadiens) run through my mind, “Y a dans le sud de la Louisiane / Et dans un coin du Canada / Des tas de gars, des tas de femmes / Qui chantent dans la même langue que toi. Tous les Acadiens, toutes les...

Louisiana’s Cajun Country…

Louisiana’s Cajun Country…

As seen from the air, the blue and green reflection of the sun in the Mississippi River creates a strange effect... Water is everywhere, between the ocean, the river and Lake Pontchartrain ! The roads are suspended above the water on pillars and the vegetation has its...

Saint Augustine: Back to the Future…

Saint Augustine: Back to the Future…

Can we take the wheel of the DeLorean Speed Machine on display at Universal Studios and at 88 miles per hour create a time vortex ? We are in the middle of “Back to the Future” as projected on to a small, historic and picturesque town along a beach lined with by sand...

Feel like a child again !

Feel like a child again !

If you don’t want to become an adult, just don’t grow up. Peter Pan succeeded in Neverland surrounded by his lost boys and the fairy Tinkerbell 🙂 . Let's face it, it is tempting to rediscover a carefree childhood... even for a single day ? So, direction Orlando, a...

The Laws of Nature…

The Laws of Nature…

The Everglades is a must-see for any traveler to Florida ! The Everglades National Park at the southern tip of continental Florida is a wetland preserve made up of lush mangroves, sawgrass marshes that are home to alligators and birds. This national park was...

All Quiet on the Key West Front

All Quiet on the Key West Front

The first thing that comes to my mind when talking about Florida, "The Sunshine State" and the Land of Flowers in Spanish, is, I confess, Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs in the TV series Miami Vice: a warm climate, streets lined with Palm trees, the long white sandy...

With Time, Everything goes away…

With Time, Everything goes away…

Havana, a last dive into Cuban culture... The colonial capital is a movie set lying somewhere between decay and sparkling beauty! With time... / With time everything goes its way / Even the dearest of memories..., sung by French singer Léo Ferré. Who would not dream...

The Old Good Days

The Old Good Days

"Muchos recuerdan los viejos tiempos..." (Let’s recall the old good days) Trinidad is a town full of history, not revolutionary history but architectural. It is located in the province of Sanctis Spiritus in central Cuba from about 225 miles from Havana and was...

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Portrait of C-Ludik What prompt us to leave a comfy home behind and travel, if not the stories or the images that tell the tale of an elsewhere we, too, would like to discover ? Have you noticed how some books, movies or even songs fill you with the urge to pack and join the characters, sceneries and moods they conjure up ? It is more or less conscious, sometimes a guilty pleasure but the choice of a destination is often whispered by a novel’s hero, a movie’s shot or a guitar tune… Before taking you to the 4 corners of the world, here is a quote from a famous, albeit fictionnal, traveller: "it is a dangerous business, going out of your door ; you step onto the road and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to".

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