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John Nelson
John Nelson

John Nelson is a freelance writer.

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Sept. 1, 2019, 6 a.m.
I’ve always dreamed of having my own island. Who hasn’t?

Aug. 22, 2019, 6 a.m.
Any way you choose, you won’t find a better city for human-powered explorations than the capital of British Columbia. It’s scenic, with a striking waterfront and filled with grand historic buildings.

June 3, 2019, 6 a.m.
With temperatures in the low 70s under bluebird skies, I found myself climbing the iconic

May 9, 2019, 6 a.m.
Throughout our travels, we’ve stayed in some fantastic campgrounds, perfect for exploring some of the best national parks and monuments in the West. The following campgrounds are some of our favorites. We hope you’ll check them out and start planning your own road trip.

Sept. 9, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
For me, relaxing on the beach in Hawaii is fun ... for about 20 minutes. Then I start to feel antsy. I see Maui’s soaring mountains and I want to go hiking. I see the azure waters of the South Pacific and I want to go paddling.

June 30, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
Soak, rinse, repeat. This is the gloriously relaxing routine along the 500-plus-mile

June 14, 2018, 6 a.m.
The next time you drive through the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, consider the Washington side for a change. Sure, the Oregon side deserves all the love it receives. It’s a world of dramatic waterfalls, sheer cliffs and one of the nation’s most beautiful scenic byways.