On Alaska's Kenai peninsula, the city of Homer proudly calls itself the halibut fishing capital of the world. For more than 30 years it has held an annual "Halibut Derby." VOA's Natasha Mozgovaya and Aleksandr Bergan were there for this year's big event.
The Grand Canyon -- one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World -- has inspired adventurers, poets and painters for hundreds of years. Whether looking down from its massive rim or up from the rushing waters of the Colorado River, it's easy to see how it got its name. National parks traveler Mikah Meyer explored the majestic site during an eight-day adventure he says he’ll never forget. He shared highlights with VOA’s Julie Taboh.