Right in My Own Backyard: The Butterfield in Northwest Arkansas

Above: Elkhart Tavern is situated on Old Wire Road in Pea Ridge National Military Park. Before Old Wire was associated with the telegraph, it was used by the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoaches on their route. Elkhorn Tavern sits along Old Wire Road in Pea Ridge National Military Park in northwest Arkansas. According to the National Park Service,Continue reading “Right in My Own Backyard: The Butterfield in Northwest Arkansas”

Exploring Roman London

Photo Above: On Tower Hill, this section of the City Wall stands at a height of 35 feet, with the Roman work surviving to the level of 14 1/2 feet, and medieval stonework above. The Tower of London is visible in the distance. With a week in London, one can barely scratch the surface ofContinue reading “Exploring Roman London”

Trahern’s Station

(Image above is Brazil Creek near the Council House site) How slowly the scales fall from my eyes as I try to see into the past, the obscurity of the obvious sometimes clearing and other times going completely dark as I seek the truth in this landscape aged 200 years. Both extremes, along with the continuingContinue reading “Trahern’s Station”

Slot Canyons Without the Crowds

My favorite destinations often involve slot canyons. Click below for my article, “Slot Canyons Without the Crowds,” from OutdoorX4’s latest issue, with some recommendations for visiting slots that are both spectacular and somewhat off the beaten path. (Translate: Not Antelope Canyon) Slot Canyons – OutdoorX4 Issue 29

Wade in the Water

Artist Deborah Kaspari and I drove and hiked all over Oklahoma doing research for our latest story for Oklahoma Today, “Wade in the Water.” Read it here: WadeintheWaterND17 And here’s a fun blog post about the origins of the story, “No Trail, No Problem:: https://susandragoo.com/2015/07/02/no-trail-no-problem/ And, a couple of related posts: https://susandragoo.com/2016/12/09/kiamichi-country/ https://susandragoo.com/2015/09/08/canadian-sunset/

La Miel: The “Honey River”

One of my favorite experiences from our recent trip to Colombia was the time we spent at La Cachaza Hotel Ecologico on Rio La Miel, the “Honey River.” La Miel is a tributary of Rio Magdalena, Colombia’s largest river. To reach La Cachaza, we crossed the river by ferry, drove along a narrow dirt road,Continue reading “La Miel: The “Honey River””