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The best way to do Europe

The best way to do Europe

Marty’s photo of the day #3820: When Deb and I traveled to Europe for my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” we had no GPS, no cell phones, no hotel reservations, and no plans at all other than to meet a friend mid-trip in Switzerland for two days. We started in […]

Not as close as it looks

Not as close as it looks

Marty’s photo of the day #3173: Beware! Objects are farther than they appear. This is a great example of how a photo can compress a scene. I captured this image while standing on the outskirts of the village of Zermatt, Switzerland. It looks like you could hike to the Matterhorn in a matter of minutes. […]

Ice on the Matterhorn

Ice on the Matterhorn

Marty’s photo of the day #3075: I took this picture while Deb, a friend, and I were hiking to the Matterhorn in Switzerland. We didn’t have any climbing equipment, so our goal was to make it only a third of the way up. Unfortunately, we hit ice at a quarter of the way up and […]

Bay of Biscay

Bay of Biscay

Marty’s photo of the day #2957: Last night Deb and I were reminiscing about how much fun we had working on the Europe chapter for my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. We explored Spain, France, Switzerland, and Andorra, without any real plans. We had no GPS, no hotel reservations—just a […]

Spanish ruins

Spanish ruins

Marty’s photo of the day #2852: Having visited Spain, France, Switzerland, Andorra, and Italy, I have to say that I enjoyed Spain the most. The reason is that Spain feels less touristy, and it’s easy to get into rural areas, away from the crowds. Also, you can be driving a back road and all of […]

Donald’s Switzerland date

Donald’s Switzerland date

Marty’s photo of the day #2435: Now that Melania Trump is giving Donald the cold shoulder over his porn star affair, Ryan Zinke is busy trying to find a date to accompany the toddler-in-chief on his upcoming Switzerland trip. So far, he’s only found one female mammal willing to get within ten feet of Donald […]