Sloan’s travelogue

Rock Solid

Story written 16 July 2008

Cast off your agoraphobia and join the crowds for an afternoon of slack-jawed, audio tour delight at America's most infamous prison - Alcatraz Island.

Alcatraz - Anticipation

Alcatraz - Anticipation

Behind the scenes of a home video capturing the ten minute trip from the San Francisco mainland to Alcatraz Island.

Alcatraz - The Ferry

Alcatraz - The Ferry

Tourists in their natural habitat, en route to Alcatraz Island, San Francisco.

Alcatraz - The Audio Tour

Alcatraz - The Audio Tour

Alcatraz tourists lose track of time, thanks to an award winning audio tour.

Alcatraz - The Escape

Alcatraz - The Escape

Leaving The Rock by ferry, the only way to escape from Alcatraz.

Alcatraz - The Welcome

Alcatraz - The Welcome

A National Park ranger gives a welcome and orientation talk to fresh arrivals.

Go Inside CNN

Go Inside CNN

An eight story escalator delivers tour-taking news junkies inside the CNN and Headline News studios. Atlanta, Georgia.

Coca-Curios

Coca-Curios

Piles of Coca-Cola memorabilia, advertising and a "4-D" movie experience teach you more than you ever wanted to know about America's pop. World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Georgia.

Tartine - Morning Buns

Tartine - Morning Buns

Butter-bombs with a hint of cinnamon, orange and, oh, sugar. Whenever I visit San Francisco, I'm under strict orders from every former San Franciscan I know to bring home a dozen of these. From Tartine Bakery, San Francisco, CA.

Graceland - The Billiards Room

Graceland - The Billiards Room

The circus-tent ceiling in the basement billiards room may be the highlight of Elvis' eccentric decorating style. Memphis, Tennessee.

Sloan Schang

Sloan Schang has been a member since 10 November 2007 and goes by SloanSchang.

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I am a freelance writer, photographer and frequent traveler obsessed with finding authenticity in even the most inauthentic moments. I live (mostly) in Portland, Oregon.

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