Tipi rings, shipwrecked homesteads, an active cattle operation and a world-class dude ranch. The colorful history of Mountain Sky and West Creek Ranches parallels the story of Montana. Read about it in the Winter 2017 edition of Big Sky Journal.
A blank canvas, acrylic paints and plenty of mojitos. American sporting artist and former Jimmy Buffett band member Vaughn Cochran called a summit of fellow painters at Blackfly Lodge on Abaco Island in Summer 2016.
Alphonse Island, a sandy knoll located 900 miles east of the African mainland and a hair south of the Equator, is hopelessly encircled by what many would argue to be the richest and most challenging saltwater fishery on the planet. It's also the base camp of saltwater explorer Keith Rose-Innes.
Perhaps nowhere else on the planet could fishing incite heated international debate. But in the Bahamas, where silver scales translate to serious capital, the first-ever proposal of recreational fishing regulations has incited a volatile reaction among domestic and international stakeholders.
"She pulled the lit cigar from her teeth and held it aloft as if raising the sacrament, smoke levitating to midday sun like the birth of wildfire in bone-dry grass. The sun was too high for fish to rise. The river cut a cool artery through the thirsty landscape."