Cuba poised to transform

Cliches about Cuba as frozen in time - with vintage cars, prestigious cigars and crumbling antiquities - gloss over that Cubans are educated and ravenous for opportunity.

5:00 AM  Cliches about Cuba being frozen in time are myths about to explode.

Is this the world's hottest festival? gallery

Markus dances at the Robot Heart during the morning hours at the Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

The bugs and dust have departed and a temporary city has sprung in the desert.

Stars shine bright over dazzling desert

Participants in a nightly observation program at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucscon watch the sun set from a ridge on the 6,880-foot Kitt Peak

My journey begins standing on an Arizona mountaintop counting Jupiter's moons.

Guest tells lodge to 'train' bears better

A grizzly bear roams through the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park.

A recent guest at Yellowstone National Park lodge got less bang for his buck in the bear department.

Highway to heaven

The secluded Pfeiffer Beach beach has huge rock formations that lie just offshore. Photo: 123rf

Driving the rugged stretch of the Californian coast known as Big Sur is a road trip to remember.

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