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United States

Don’t have a cow!

Photo of the Week!

F 8; 1/250; 116mm.

Shot near Moab alongside Utah State Route 313.

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Clear skies, open spaces

Photo of the Week!

F 4.5; 1/320; 107mm.

Shot on Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, DC.

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Blue skies at last

Photo of the Week!

F 8; 1/800; 81mm.

Shot at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC.

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Grand. Central Station.

Photo of the Week!

F 3.5; 1/40; 24mm.

Shot at Grand Central Station in New York.

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Dreary Winter

Photo of the Week!

F 5.6; 1/100; 94mm.

Shot near the Home Ranch in Clark, Colorado.

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The United States Capitol

On January 6, 2021: the host to American shame.

The Higher Flyer is a travel blog that caters to a relatively niche audience. Its posts are thematically consistent, and the vast majority of its articles are write-ups, analyses, and commentaries on the news; guides and advice sections on how to maximize purchasing power; and trip reports and reviews of various airlines and hotels. I occasionally like to publish my pictures too.

The insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 transcends any and all of these topics. Let the record reflect this: these events represent a dark moment in the history of the United States, and if you call yourself a patriot, you have a civic responsibility to condemn them unequivocally. This is not a liberal versus conservative issue, but rather it’s right versus wrong and there’s only one correct answer. The country has spoken and justice has prevailed; a pox on those who desecrate our democratic institutions!

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For a more perfect Union

Photo of the Week!

F 12.15; 1/160; 142mm.

Shot on the north side of the White House — looking northward — in Washington, DC.

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Hoodoo Moab, Curio Collection by Hilton Review

The great American West meets higher flyer luxury

Moab, Utah, despite its remote location on the Colorado Plateau, is a hub for intrepid explorers, nature enthusiasts, and backpacking tourists.  Its close proximity to two ruggedly beautiful national parks — Arches and Canyonlands — is the main draw, and Moab attracts more and more visitors with each passing year.  The local hotel scene is expanding in order to cater to them, and the town’s first upscale property, the Hoodoo, opened in Summer 2019.  As part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, it’s a charming, well-designed, and luxurious four-star, but it’s also one of the most expensive places in the area.  To the delight of higher flyers though, these costs can be easily offset with points and, better yet, there’s plenty good value to be had!

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For better, this is America.

Photo of the Week!

F 10.8; 1/800; ISO 100; 97mm.

Shot on the north side of the White House — looking southward — in Washington, DC.

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