In their Postcards From the West series, writer Christopher Reynolds and photographer Mark Boster search for new angles and forgotten history among some of the most iconic views in the American West.
Durango has hosted miners, Louis L'Amour, outdoor enthusiasts and Hollywood crews. It's also home to the historic Denver & Rio Grande Railway, which offers breathtaking trips to nearby Silverton.
It was the first full day of my redwood country road trip, about 180 miles north of San Francisco. John Stephenson was showing me his drive-through tree, a 315-foot beauty that's the pride of Leggett.
The north coast of Kauai is a place of spiky green ridges and plunging waterfalls. In low-key Hanalei, nature beckons this visitor despite Princeville resort traffic and a patch of iffy weather.
L.A.'s Union Station, the 'last of the great train stations' has been moving people and freight for more than seven decades.
The venerable San Diego Zoo invites long and repeated visits. There are, after all, more than 3,700 animals to get to know. Plus, the Australian Outback area was just updated.
Commanding buttes and mesas plus a complicated history mark the spectacular Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
The revitalized theater, with its electrified-ersatz-Islamic-hallucination exterior, is a focal point of the Hawthorne area. With hippies and hipsters, it's all very 'Portlandia.'
The expensive and outdated mode of transportation remains the heart of San Francisco.
Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is a California icon, and there's more than one way to look at it — from the unrounded side, for example.
The famed, granite-set Monterey Cypress along 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach is oft-photographed. But is there still something to be seen in it?