Virtual Tours

America’s Nuclear (Cancer) Corridor

  • Box House Richland, WA

    Box House Richland, WA

  • Nuclear engines

    Nuclear engines

  • Arches, UT

    Arches, UT

  • Failed nuclear bomber

    Failed nuclear bomber

  • Mesa Verde, CO

    Mesa Verde, CO

  • Mesa Verde, CO

    Mesa Verde, CO

  • Crator's of the Moon

    Crator's of the Moon

  • Arches, UT

    Arches, UT

  • EBR-I

    EBR-I

  • Mesa Verde, CO

    Mesa Verde, CO

  • P1450350

    P1450350

  • Arco, ID

    Arco, ID

  • Durango, CO

    Durango, CO

  • EBR-I

    EBR-I

  • Crators of the Moon

    Crators of the Moon

  • General Electric engine

    General Electric engine

  • Pickle's Place, Arco

    Pickle's Place, Arco

  • Crator's of the Moon

    Crator's of the Moon

  • Crator's of the Moon

    Crator's of the Moon

  • EBR-I

    EBR-I

  • Arches, UT

    Arches, UT

  • Failed Nuclear plane

    Failed Nuclear plane

  • Columbia River, Richland WA

    Columbia River, Richland WA

Today is July 16th and the 68th anniversary of the testing of the first atomic bomb in 1945 at the Trinity Test Site, 35 miles SE of Socorro, NM so I thought it appropriate to post our recent tour of the North American nuclear corridor. I must confess it was a totally accidental tour. We had no intention of doing a ‘nuclear tour’. We were just trying to get away and have a break after my mother passed away from pancreatic cancer after a long slow deterioration. This road-trip turned out to be one of the best lessons in US’ dirty history that I’ve ever had and as I dig deeper into the rabbit-hole of this history, it feels as if my mother is taking my hand and showing me exactly where her cancer came from. Mom was born end of May, 1945 and died just before her 68th birthday. About two months after her birth the first atom bombs were dropped on Japan.

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

On a quick trip to Vancouver Island we stopped in Ucleulet, Port Alberni and Nanaimo. Learned an interesting fact about Port Alberni (a 30 foot tsunami hit it in the 1950s). It is a strange place because it is a deep port to the Pacific Ocean even though it is more towards the Eastern side of the is ...

Trip to Ucluelet

Trip to Ucluelet

Vancouver Island is full of beautiful old-growth forests, waterfalls, trails and wildlife. We really enjoyed our quick trip to Ucleulet over Summer Solstice 2011. Loved the Ukeedogs -- I had to have soup but it was fantastic too -- also loved the beaches, and when we woke up one morning there was a ...

Portland in Spring

Portland in Spring

Loved the cherry blossoms that were in full swing when we visited Portland. This slideshow features some of the fun food carts we stopped at during our weekend in Portland. The Dixon Rib Pit and Burgers or Bust were favorites. More about our food cart experiences here. ...

Outdoor Market Malaysia

Outdoor Market Malaysia

A friend of the helladelicious communtiy, Uli Zumsande, recently embarked on a world tour. She sent us these amazing photos of a Malaysian outdoor market: ...

Hitch-hiking the “Big Island”

Hitch-hiking the “Big Island”

Raewyn our travelling photographer sends in photos from Hawaii. While travelling around the "Big Island" of Hawaii, one could find themselves in a lush rainforest or in the middle of a lava field. The Big Island hosts eleven different climate zones, and there is so much to explore!! Hitching ri ...

Guest Blog – Beautiful Bolivia

Guest Blog – Beautiful Bolivia

Raewyn our world travelling photographer sends in lovely photos from Bolivia. Bolivia, officially Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country in central South America.  The Bolivian population, estimated at 9 million, is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Europeans, Asians and Afric ...

Guest Blog – Journey to Peru

Guest Blog – Journey to Peru

Photos from our world travelling photographer, Raewyn. Machu Picchu is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru. Machu Picchu is called "The Lost City of the Incas' and is 8,000 feet above sea level. Machu Picchu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. ...

Seattle – Portland Amtrak

Seattle – Portland Amtrak

This is such a beautiful train ride. All up and down the West Coast is gorgeous and we all know, the train is the way to go. They have fantastic windows in the train. We go through Tacoma and past Boeing, it is a really interesting ride--a pretty good glimpse into the All American Hometown style. ...

Images of London

Images of London

Probably everyone has a set of photos of London! Here's Big Ben, The Eye of London and a few other scenes for those of you who don't. The Green Man watches over all. ...