Category Archive: North America

Morro Bay

  “Road trip” is a term all American travelers are familiar with. The summer road trip is probably the most common of all. With the extreme heat plaguing southern California in the month of… Continue reading

Relaxing Cancun

      I recently returned from a unique travel experience. No, it wasn’t an epic trek, or spotting of Sasquatch, but a great time where I spent most of my time relaxing.… 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

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

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 – Glacial Experience

    Glacial experiences will become more rare as the warming of the earth continues.  You will have to travel further.  Drive, hike, row and venture further than ever.  The experience is worth… Continue reading

Accessible Beauty of Death Valley

    The beauty of Death Valley can be enjoyed by everyone. You don’t have to be physically fit and it can be enjoyed without hiking or leaving the highway for that matter. There… Continue reading

The Dunes of Mesquite Flat

    The Sand Dunes of Mesquite Flat are a protected wilderness area and off-road vehicles are prohibited to protect the sensitive plants and animals. This allows the Flat to be a fun… Continue reading

Hiking Death Valley

  Hiking Death Valley can be a unique experience that you may have not consider before. Yes, the valley can get quite hot and unbearable for strenuous exercise. If you plan your trip… Continue reading

Darwin Falls

  Feb. 05, 2016  The day started early in anticipation of the morning rush hour.  My brother and I left at 7:15 a.m. to get a head start on our all-morning drive to Death… Continue reading

Oak Canyon, Enchanting Forest of Middle Earth

The enchanted forest of middle earth is a place of wonder and amazing flora. A forest consisting of centuries-old trees, some able to walk and talk like humans. Fairies, elves, dwarfs, and hobbits… Continue reading

San Juan Trail, Cleveland National Forest

Recently, a friend of mine made me realize that I’ve neglected local hikes as I’ve been spoiled by the hikes on my travels. Maybe, subconsciously I thought that the local hikes could not compare to… Continue reading

The End of The Road, Santa Monica Pier

If you’re in the United States and you travel west as far as you can, you well end up at the Santa Monica Pier. At least, this is the perception Hollywood movies give… Continue reading

Serenity and The Lake Shrine

Serenity is the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled. There’s a location in Southern California that grants these feelings. The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is a ten-acre site with a spring fed lake and… Continue reading

Getty Villa

Jean Paul Getty, founder of Getty Oil Company, was an avid collector of art and antiquities. His collection totaled to approximately $2.7 billion in 2014. His collection was left to the J. Paul… Continue reading

Snorkeling Casino Point

. The premier snorkeling spot in Southern California is Casino Point on the island of Santa Catalina, twenty miles from the city of Long Beach. The Catalina Casino is the iconic structure of… Continue reading

Santa Catalina Island

On one’s birthday, it’s a common tradition to do something you enjoy. What if travel was your biggest joy but you recently had an extended holiday? It’s definitely an issue. In previous years I… Continue reading

The Mesmerizing Antalope Canyon

Antalope Canyon is said to be the most photographed canyon in the world, and if you have ever been there you will know why. The sandstone along with the beams of light can… Continue reading

Desert Bloom, The Stark Contrast

* The stark desert isn’t normally association with the word beauty. But if you have a keen eye and an affection for all things of beauty, you’ll notice the glaring attractions of the desert. In… Continue reading

More than Just Joshua Tree(s) National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is part of the Mojavi and Colorado Desert on the border of San Bernardino & Riverside County, California. If you need a point of references its near Palm Springs… Continue reading

Humbled by The Grand Canyon & The Colorado River

  Traveling the world you often experience some wonderful things. Occasionally that experience is so overwhelming it makes you take account of who you are and leaves you in awe. The Grand Canyon… Continue reading

My Desert Oasis, My Mirage?

This morning, the sweat from the sweltering heat of the desert awoke me. To my surprise, my guide was gone along with the camels and all the provisions were missing, my personal belongings and my… Continue reading

Mars on Earth, Bryce Canyon

I’ve seen pictures of Bryce Canyon in Utah but nothing prepared me for what I was about to see. After parking the car along the road, we prepared our backpacks with water and… Continue reading

Pillars of the West, Monument Valley

  Monument Valley is an illusory landscape possibly made by aliens. With sandstone monoliths scattered throughout the valley, creating an unmatched architectural skyline. OK, it wasn’t created by aliens, the power of the… Continue reading

A Different Shade, Alaska Revisited

I’ve always been intrigued with black and white, or monochrome, photography. It brings out emotions and the feeling of nostalgia in a versatile format easily used for portraits, architecture, landscapes and urban landscapes.… Continue reading

I and The Iditarod

“The Last Great Race in America” and truly one of the most grueling endurance competitions on the planet. The race is over 1,000 miles long from Willow to Nome, Alaska with a ceremonial… Continue reading

Rugged and Enchanting, Alaska

“Alaska the Last Frontier” is the motto and an appropriate one for this vast expanse of wilderness. I’d been here once before but during the summer. I returned to Anchorage for my winter expedition last… Continue reading