Category Archive: North America

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

The Running of the Reindeer

Most of us know about “The Running of the Bulls” in Pamplona, Spain. One of the ultimate test of any one’s manhood. A long tradition of wearing white while you run the streets… Continue reading

Alaska Picture Book II

for more Alaska winter photos see: Alaska Picture Book

Alaska Picture Book

In Pursuit of Butch Cassidy, Dixie National Forest

It’s a cold April spring morning. I’m up early in anticipation of the pursuit of Butch Cassidy. He’s been spotted in the Dixie National Forest in Utah and I’ve joined the posse to capture… Continue reading

Home is Where The Hills Are, Anaheim HIlls

. . . . He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home’ – Wolfgang Von Goethe Some people may think that the reason I travel is… Continue reading

The Awakening, San Ignacio Belize

It was a long day of traveling the night before and I was looking forward to sleeping in as I had no set plans today. Imagine being awoken at 5:30 in the morning… Continue reading

My Portal Through Time and the Alaska Experience

1,000 years ago the Roman Empire split into the Eastern and Western empires and China was on its way to becoming a nation. The Tasmanian wolf terrorized the island. The dodo bird ruled… Continue reading

A Ride on Misty Mountain

The night before,  it rained and made the Chugach Mountains misty and damp this morning. The clouds clung to the hillsides  the morning we scheduled our Mustang ride. After a short drive from… Continue reading

Ideology of ‘Pura Vida’

‘Pura vida’, the literal meaning is pure life, and it’s the motto of Costa Rica. The phrase has multiple meanings such as full life, this is living, going great or real living and… Continue reading

La Isla Bonita, San Pedro, Belize

Last night I dreamt of San Pedro Just like I’d never gone, I knew the song A young girl with eyes like the desert It all seems like yesterday, not far away [Chorus:]… Continue reading

Kayaking La Jolla Caves

I know, when you think of La Jolla you think expensive neighborhoods and the Mormon Temple. There is actually a beautiful beach surrounded by cliffs and reefs which keeps the waves minimal. The… Continue reading