4TheTourists Blog

Where to Get a Free Passport Photo in New York City

Many recently closed borders around the world are suddenly cracking opening, and the sort of people who love to cross them for pleasure are ready. The number of travelers passing through American security checkpoints...

Who Wants a Hotel With a Hallway Anyway?

As for many Americans, motels, for me, have typically been a lodging of convenience. Not places I specifically seek out per se, but book en route elsewhere or out of necessity. A respectable Best...

The Quiet Strength of an Old-Growth Forest

In a grove of old-growth trees, in Northern California’s Humboldt Redwoods State Park, emerald-tinged light filters through a dense green canopy. Fallen tree trunks are coated in a riot of fluorescent green growth and...

Welcome to Barn-Quilt Country

Jim Leuenberger grew up on a dairy farm in northeast Iowa, worked in dairy for his whole career and then retired to Shawano County, Wis., a major dairy producing area. In 2011, after noticing...