Snapshot Sunday – In search of Paradise

  Searching for paradise is a journey all travelers pursue. Even everyday people plan and wish to visit such a location. I’ve been blessed with finding such locations and continue to pursue more of… Continue reading

Expedition Ortega Highway

  Hiking and chasing waterfalls go hand-in-hand. The more captivating falls seem to require more effort. The required hike also keeps away the people who don’t appreciative these wonderful landmarks. The abundance of… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Table for One

      Solo travelers around the world know the feeling of dining alone. Traveling without a companion means you will most likely dine alone until you befriend fellow nomads. It takes a certain self confidence knowing… Continue reading

Hiking Mecca

    Hiking Mecca is probably not a phrase you hear too often. Would you need a permit to do this? Do you need to renew your passport? You wouldn’t need either of… Continue reading

Being Lost to Find Myself

  Tale of a Solo Traveler   Age brings wisdom through the multitude of experiences. Through the good times and definitely through our mistakes, we learn and define ourselves. In the comfort of… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Kneel in Amazement

  Kneel in Amazement I travel the world collecting experiences and sometimes I come across such beautiful vistas I’m compelled to kneel in amazement. Breathtaking views that knock you off your feet and… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – The Long Road

  The Long Road   The long road can be grueling and monotonous. And, sometimes the road can be as beautiful as the destination. Keep your eyes open and enjoy the surroundings.  … Continue reading

Photographic Travel Review of 2016

    The year of 2016 was my most ambitious travel year to date. It included Expeditions to the desert, exotic beaches, multiple safaris in Africa, swimming with wild dolphins and whale sharks,… Continue reading

To Share the World With You

      To Share the World With You   I can’t wait to share the world with you. I want to share my journeys, to take you on a dusty road in… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – The Shore

  The Shore   Hug the shores, let others try the deep. – Virgil Man Cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.  -Andre Gide  … Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Thanks!

  Thanks!   It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in the United States so I wanted to use this opportunity to give thanks to god for such a wonderful year of travel and experiences. Thank you… Continue reading

Hiking Whiting Ranch

    Living in the middle of civilization, it can be tough to find good hiking trails. In the heart of Orange County, California, is the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park which encompasses approximately… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Dawn Awaits

    Dawn Awaits   Awake, open your eyes to the light of a new day. Dawn breaks on this wonderful world. Rise, shake of the misfortunes of the previous day as dawn awaits. Cherish the… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Downhill

    You’ve done all the hard work and preparation. You toiled and reached the pinnacle. Enjoy the fruits of your labor and the downhill portion of life. But, be wary as other… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – The Ledge

    Some need to tread near the ledge to feel alive. Staring at disaster and conquering one’s fears can be quite exhilarating. There are times to walk the edge and other times to just… Continue reading

Adventurous Banff, Canada

    Adventurous Banff, Canada   The postcard town of Banff is more than just a beautiful photo opportunity. Adventure can be had, even around the area of the town. There are a… Continue reading

Hiking The Continental Divide

    Hiking the Continental Divide   High in the Rockies lays the Continental Divide, a high point in the mountains which divides the direction of the rivers. If the stream or river… Continue reading

Conquest of Larch Valley

    Larch Valley   My fourth day in Banff started out like the others, an early wakeup call and I was off to breakfast. The difference was the light rain that had… Continue reading

Finding Silverton Falls

    Silverton Falls   Silverton Falls is a long cascading waterfall near the much heralded Johnston Canyon Falls. It doesn’t get nearly the attention that Johnston Falls gets so you most likely… Continue reading

Moraine Lake & The Twenty-Dollar View

  Moraine Lake   Just a short drive from Lake Louise is a smaller lake, smaller in size but as spectacular as any of the surrounding lakes. It’s situated in the Valley of… Continue reading

Lake Louise, Canada

  Lake Louise   Travel along Canada’s Highway 1 west of Calgary and south of Jasper and you will come to Lake Louise. Just 45 minutes from the town of Banff in Alberta, Canada, is… Continue reading

Discovery of Banff

  Discovery of Banff   I hope you excuse me for my ignorance. I had never heard of Banff, Canada. My ignorance had kept me from the knowledge of such an amazing place.… Continue reading

Mount Baldy & The Convenient Hiker

  Mount San Antonio, or better known as Mount Baldy, isn’t the highest mountain in Southern California but it’s the highest in the San Gabriel Mountain Range. Mount Baldy is visible from much… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Three Wise Monkeys

  Three Wise Monkeys see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil. They go about there lives with enjoyment, swinging from tree to tree, enjoying the fruits of the forest. From… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Playtime

      Playtime   Most of the world is not fortunate enough to have playgrounds filled with swings and slides for children to play with.  How do they exercise their pent-up energy? The world becomes their playground.… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Shimmering Sunset

  Shimmering Sunset   The golden hour, the end of another day. No matter how awful it was it will always end with magic. The lucky few enjoying the end of the day… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Succulent Beauty Inspires

     Succulent Beauty Inspires   In a world full of despair, it’s hard to find a silver lining. Social and political conflicts hang over our lives like a gloomy cloud lingering in… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Family Bond

    Family Bond   Your family bond can be strengthened if you share goals, do family responsibilities together, have family meetings, encourage and support each other, and eat meals together. Accomplish these… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Take Me To Church

  Take me to church on time so I can be closer to god, so I can be in the front pews, so I can admire the centuries old architecture, and so I can… Continue reading

Playa del Carmen

    Playa del Carmen   Loved places or things often have multiple names associated with it. There is such a place located on the Mexican coast, an area off the Caribbean on… Continue reading

Cenote Dos Ojos, Mexico

     Cenote Dos Ojos   The word “Cenote” is pronounced say-no-tay and is derived from a Mayan word sacred well. A combination of geological events and climate changes created an incredible and… Continue reading

The Xel-Ha Experience

    Once upon a time, long long ago, three brothers entered a lush jungle filled with high-adrenaline activities such as cliff diving, zipline over water and exploring a Cenote. In the middle of… Continue reading

Whale Sharks of The Yucatan

I travel not to escape life, but to live it. After all, our time is limited as mortal beings. I just returned from a trip to the Yucatan that featured one of the… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Again and Again

  Again and Again   When you love something so much, you want it over and over.. again and again. When you’ve found a part of the world you truly enjoy, you make… Continue reading

Time, Elusive Time

    Time, Elusive Time   How often do we reflect upon life and ask ourselves “what is the most important commodity in our lives.” Most will answer with material things such as… Continue reading