“A Time Machine in the Mojave Desert” Atlantic

UFOs, Howard Hughes, alien architecture, and more! “In fact, the story of George Van Tassel’s Integratron, as the machine is known, is so outlandish, so otherworldly, and so enchanting—encompassing UFOs, electromagnetism, Nikola Tesla, Howard Hughes, Moses, and an alleged German spy—that it’s little wonder the site continues to attract tourists, artists, reporters, drifters, and spiritual […]

” You Want to See a Miracle?” CBC

The day they drilled into my father’s brain, it was warm out. Unable to bear the hospital waiting room, my mother and I strolled along Toronto’s Queen Street, waiting for the hours-long operation to be over. That morning we’d accompanied him to Toronto Western Hospital for his 6 a.m. check-in. We waited while he changed into […]

“America’s Lost National Parks” Backpacker Magazine

Originally published in Backpacker Magazine America’s 59 national parks and 109 national monuments feature some of the country’s most recognizable landscapes and landmarks. But what of the parks that were quietly decommissioned due to a lack of funding or even vandalism? It’s true—a national park designation isn’t always permanent. We’ve rounded up some of the […]

“The Curious History of a Forgotten Canadian Institution” Northern Ontario Tourism

“It is to be hoped that it shows the firm reality of something unusual which grew where one would not expect it, something useful, something honest, something that might refresh one’s mind, something to which, once they have found it, people continue to return again and again, during all the years of its existence.” –Lois […]

“This Social Publishing Platform Might Be the Key To You Becoming an Award-Winning Writer” Teen Vogue

“Sixteen months ago, Anna Todd had never published a thing—she was working odd jobs and had never thought about becoming a professional writer. Now, in 2014, Todd has a four-book deal with Simon and Schuster and recently attended the AMAs as a digital influencer—plus Paramount Pictures is planning a movie based on her book. So […]