Category: Travel

My Dad Survived a Plane Crash and Now He's 90: WWII Veterans and Courage

My Dad Survived a Plane Crash and Now He's 90: WWII Veterans and Courage
Walter John Chilsen, my dad, survived a plane crash in the fight for Iwo Jima during WWII. His plane took flak over Iwo Jima, and together with his crew, he navigated their ailing B-24 bomber back, where they crash-landed it in the ocean just off Saipan. Two people on the flight didn’t make it back.... Read more »

Vietnam War Photography: commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Vietnam War Photography: commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
The 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War is being commemorated by the Associated Press with a photography book called Vietnam: The Real War, A Photographic History by the Associated Press. Pete Hamill, a photographer who worked in Vietnam at the time, wrote the introduction. “Say the word ‘Vietnam’ today to most people of a certain... Read more »

Twenty Cities Most Vulnerable to Flooding World Tour

“The 20 Cities Most Vulnerable to Flooding” was highlighted recently on ArchDaily website. As I read down the list, it stuck me how many of them are in Asia. I thought about it as a world tour. And there’s an urgency to it as well. I felt a strong urge to pull out a map,... Read more »
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Resolutions and Best of the Year lists: Twelve Best Places of 2012

Door County’s as good a place as any to start an adventure by land and by sea.
Joining the spate of year-end round-ups; I thought I’d offer my list of 12 favorite and fantastic places I had the joy of being in at some point during this passing year. Below are images I made at each one along the way. Some of these places I’ve written about and some I plan —... Read more »