Sandboarding Namibia

    Sandboarding is a recreational activity, an extreme sport, much like snowboarding but less widely available. It’s difficult to build a lift in the sand dunes making sandboarding less available. With all regards, it… Continue reading

Jozani Forest & The Red Colubus Monkey

    The only national park on the Zanzibar archipelago is the Jozani National Park. It’s a dense coastal rainforest along with mangroves and salt marsh, home to hundreds of species of flora and… Continue reading

Maasai, Once Fierce Warriors

    The Maasai of the Rift Valley are famously known to be fierce warriors and were deserving of that moniker. So powerful at war, the British never tried to pacify them in fear… Continue reading

The Legend of Zanzibar

    The Legend of Zanzibar   Once upon a time… the Sea said to the Queen of Sheba while at sea “promise you’ll return again”. She threw her pearl necklace into the sea… Continue reading

Sunkissed Zanzibar

  Zanzibar conjures the imagination, a destination once reserved for explorers like Dr. Livingston. A word you would come to associate with James Bond and other worldly souls. Zanzibar is an Archipelago in… Continue reading

Lake Nakuru, Kenya, Africa

    March 9,2016 Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its thousands of flamingos, at least it used to be. Many of these birds have moved and favored other lakes. During my visit,… Continue reading

Eden of Africa, Maasai Mara

  The Maasai Mara bares many names, one that I’ve composed myself is “Eden”. The reserve is a haven for many animals, some passing through for the great migration. This sanctuary is a perfect… Continue reading

Sunrise in Africa

  The golden hour of sunrise and the exotic location of the Serengeti, that’s the combination every person desires. An eye-popping vista worth the agonizing lengthy plane ride and whatever expense was giving… Continue reading

Teleported to The Maasai Mara

    Today I awoke as a child, the same child that lacked the opportunity to travel. The same child that traveled vicariously through National Geographic and Wild Kingdom and other nature shows. Today… Continue reading

Expedition Africa

  Expedition Africa “Why Africa?” is the question I’ve been commonly asked since I publicly announced my trip to Africa.  The reasons are purely for self discovery. I want to experience the Africa I saw… Continue reading

Astonishing Scale

    Astonishing Scale Travel can teach you many things. If your visual and mental awareness is keen and you are able to accept the scope of the moment, It is unavoidable to witness the astonishing scale… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Monoliths in the Sky

  Monoliths in the sky piercing the calming blue hue of the ceiling above. Only reachable by birds and the winds that propel them, the peaks stand as centuries over their realm.   photo:… 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

Weir Canyon to Irvine Park

  January 30th, 2016 The day began with rays of sunshine, another typical day in Southern California it appeared to be.  But, in the near distance gray clouds threatened to cover the sun.  As… Continue reading

Undulating Waves, Inspirational Anomaly

  The motion of undulating waves can have a calming effect and lull you to sleep.  Wait, do my eyes deceive me?  This is not a body of water.  My eyes have failed… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Nostalgia Beach

  Nostalgia Beach, located in the vivid corners of your memory.   Here, you worshiped the sun and bathed in the warm salty waters as the waves lapped your slowly tanning body.  It stretches… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Aging Hillside

  The aging of nature and slowly the gray has come to this hillside confirming the age of the landscape.  It verifies that the hills have aged gracefully, still holding on to beauty.  How many… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Reflecting Pool

There’s nothing more soothing than a beautiful pool.  The calming effect of  the dragonflies interacting in the green foliage of the pristine waters.  Water so clean, you can’t decipher between reality and reflection.  … Continue reading

Fallen Beauty

      Beauty is celebrated by everyone, be it subconsciously or consciously. Beauty is adored or worshipped. Those lacking in this trait dream of such wonder. The genetically gifted gleam in the… Continue reading

The Ant and his Wanderlust

A typical ant colony can consist of hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of ants contributing to the colony. One such ant is Aaron who toils in the heat daily along with thousands of… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Petrified

  We’ve all been there.  A frightening experience has rendered us helpless. Imagine being in a 9.2 earthquake, so powerful it changes the landscape. In 1964, this is what happened. The Anchorage area of Alaska… Continue reading

Photographic Review of 2015

Every year we have an idea of what the future will hold for us.  We plan the best we can to maximize our experience.  This year was no different for me.  The expeditions… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Ipanema

  The girl from Ipanema resides in this magical place full of fit bodies and beautiful women.  Ipanema is one of the most famous beaches in the world and in the summer of… Continue reading

Weir Canyon Trail

  If you haven’t noticed, I’ve made more of an effort to hike my local trails and there isn’t one more local than the Weir Canyon Trail.  The trailhead for this loop is only two miles from… Continue reading

Faith

  Faith, an intangible believe in a higher entity that guides our lives. What makes people think that there is actually a higher being that can change our lives? Without proof of a… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Nature’s Swagger

  Nature’s swagger in full display. The blooming of flowers is nature posturing and reconfirming the depth of beauty it can bring forth. The desert of California, Joshua Tree National Park, is not immune.… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Golden

The golden trail does not consist of mineral riches begging for minors to excavate its wealth. It’s your favorite trail that makes you happy and allows you to escape the day-to-day life, to… Continue reading

Alienated

I’m an alien. In my birthplace, the Philippines, I’m a foreigner not able to speak the national language of Tagalog. Although, born in the central province of Cebu, my communication skills are limited,… 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

Snapshot Sunday – Receding Glacier

The glaciers of the world have been receding. Slowly crawling back into the valleys and mountains, hiding from the world that so cruelly punishes them for no reason. The viewing platforms, solely erected for… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Hike of Grandeur

Hiking can be a long and strenuous activity. Not only is it great for your health but also a great stress reliever. It can cleanse your soul and free your mind. This particular… 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