Jim DeLillo writes about tech, science, and travel. He is also an adventure photographer specializing in transporting imagery and descriptive narrative.
Adventure and Art in Borrego Springs
Nestled between the historic gold mining town of Julian and The Salton Sea, Borrego Springs and the surrounding Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California offer a number of exceptional experiences. Located two hours from San Diego, there are activities and natural attractions suited for many types of RVers. With 805 km (500 mi) of dirt roads, a dozen wilderness areas, kilometers of hiking trails you would expect some great adventures, and you won’t be disappointed.
Boost Autumn Colors
Brilliant reds and yellows pop from these images because of the use of a rare-earth filter. Didymium filters. Didymium (Greek: δίδυμο, twin element) is a mixture of the elements praseodymium and neodymium. It is used in safety glasses for glassblowing and blacksmithing, especially with a gas (propane)-powered forge, where it provides a filter that selectively blocks the yellowish light at 589 nm emitted by the hot sodium in the glass without having a detrimental effect on general vision, unlike dark welder's glasses. The usefulness of didymium glass for eye protection of this sort was discovered by Sir William Crookes.
St. Augustine Sojourn
Casa de Suenos The first impression of this cozy bed and breakfast is one of a sheltered haven from the hustle and bustle of larger towns, lodgings, and the interstate left far behind. From wherever you may have come, the pastel yellow stucco welcomes you in the warmth that is echoed within by its soft colonial decor.
Visit Bajo el Sol Gallery, Art Bar & Rum Room St. John, USVI
Bajo El Sol Gallery & Art Bar is a hybrid art gallery, bookstore, café, rum & cocktail bar. (c) Jim DeLillo Never mind the little bottles on the airplane. If you want to take a flight, try Bajo El Sol Gallery & Art Bar, a hybrid art gallery, bookstore, café, and rum & cocktail bar. Nestled among the shops at Mongoose Junction is a refined getaway that will give you a taste of rum — the Rum Room on St. John, USVI, where you can try sips to your heart’s content. Offering the largest selection of aged rums in Cruz Bay, it is tucked into the corner of an art gallery.
Dam! It's So Close To Las Vegas
Only 35 miles from The Strip, it takes less than one hour to drive there. Boulder Dam, as it was once known, is the result of a government work project that took five years to build, $49 million (1931), $777 million (2016) and twenty-one thousand men. Impressive in its stature, standing 726 feet tall and goes from 660 feet wide at the base to a mere 45 feet wide at the top. Holding back the huge volume of water stored in the reservoir weighs so much that it deformed the earth's crust, causing more than 600 small earthquakes in the late 1930s. The Lake was formed by damming the Colorado River at Black Canyon. The purpose of this is to provide 1.5 million kilowatts of electricity to the surrounding communities in Nevada, Arizona, and southern California.
Three Unique Craft Wines to Taste
The Craft often refers to witchcraft. There is no witchcraft here, only magic. The Craft Wine Association was formed in 2016 as a membership organization with the simple mission to make craft wine as available in the marketplace as craft beer and spirits. The association confers the designation of Certified Craft Winery to qualifying wineries