Black Restaurant Week through February 28

Chicken with potatoes, green beans, brussels sprouts, carrots and mushrooms, roasted in a cast iron skillet (photo courtesy iStock) Black Restaurant Week celebrates the culinary talents and achievements of African American-owned restaurants throughout the United States. Different cities and regions schedule this event through the year. This week, it's in the Pacific Northwest. This year's … Continue reading Black Restaurant Week through February 28

Armchair photo tours: A bear watching tour at Katmai National Park and Preserve

Photos by Cheryl Landes Continued from the armchair photo tour, A flight from Anchorage to Katmai National Park and Preserve We landed at Brooks Camp at the Katmai National Park and Preserve at 12:10 p.m. The copilot unloaded our lunches and went ahead of us to store them in the food cache and reserve viewing … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A bear watching tour at Katmai National Park and Preserve

Armchair photo tours: A flight from Anchorage to Katmai National Park and Preserve

Photos by Cheryl Landes The flight from Anchorage to Katmai National Park and Preserve is 290 air miles of stunning beauty: crystal blue waterways, rugged snow-capped mountains, giant glacier fields, and rivers filled with the runoff from melting ice. The pictures in today's armchair photo tour are from a bear watching tour through Regal Air. … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A flight from Anchorage to Katmai National Park and Preserve

Armchair photo tours: A bear watching tour at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Photos by Cheryl Landes Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is among many rugged wilderness areas in Alaska with vibrant ecosystems. There are no roads, so a plane or boat is the only way to travel there. The national park protects the ancestral homelands of the Dena'ina people, and it's at the head of the … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A bear watching tour at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve