Snapshot Sunday – Safe Harbor

The vast sea is unpredictable and at times unforgiving. Gail force winds, 30-foot tsunamis, or lightning storms can arise at anytime. Before night falls, seeking safe harbor would be a sound choice. The comfort and safety… Continue reading

Companionship and Love

Companionship is composed of two feelings. Friendship:  a strong form of interpersonal unity and mutual affection between two or more people. A rapport and a sense of camaraderie that unites people. Intimacy:  a closeness and familiarity… 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

Snapshot Sunday – The Great Outdoors

*** The great outdoors and the vast expanse of Alaska where your soul and your mind may wander.  Hike, ride, sled or paddle as far as you physically can as the outdoors has no limitations but… Continue reading

A Tale Of Caution

The boat, run aground on the reef, is a constant reminder of the perils of every day life. Even in calm waters and ideal tropical conditions, keep your sense of awareness at its… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Oddity of Nature

*** The oddity of cactus growing within a shadows distance from the ocean. Cliffs painted white by artists such as blue footed boobies, frigates, and penguins. “Where is this rare combination found?” you… 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

Snapshot Sunday – A Woman Scorned

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned – William Congreve There is nothing as unpleasant as a woman who has been offended by her lover, man or woman. Her vengeful rage knows no… Continue reading

I’m Lost

*** I’ve struck aground. For the most part my path has been laid out. From the pool beneath the waterfall, following the river down to the great wide sea. It hasn’t been easy,… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Emerald Pool Waterfall

. The Emerald Pools trail is appropriately named with two beautiful pools as the focal point. If you ever make it out to Zion National Park, don’t forget to catch the view from the bottom… 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

The Frolicking Swan

The swan, what all ugly ducklings aspire to be. They’re admired by all. The definition of beauty with its white plume and never with a feather out-of-place. Ever so graceful in flight or… 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

Where in The World? Colonial Town Square

. Where in the world?   This square happens to be flanked by a centuries old church and opera house, along with a monument in the center which represents the region. Colonial town squares… Continue reading

The Birthplace of a Nation, Cebu Philippines

    To most foreigners, Manila is the only city that comes to mind when it pertains to their knowledge of the Philippines. All be it, it is the capital and the largest… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Exploring Paradise

. We’re all in pursuit of Paradise. What if you found it and there were no other humans to be found. Explore and savor every moment, unquestionably. But would you share it with… Continue reading

Good vs. Evil

. Good vs. Evil The concept has been around since the dawn of man. A daily struggle for all, not just in a biblical sense. For some, the devil is an addiction, be… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – The Edge

Success often forces you to the edge of your comfort level. The results can be amazing. The view is one of a kind. . (photo:  Grand Canyon, 2014) . .

Where in The World? Mountain Top Perch

. Where in the world? From my perch I have this heavenly view of an inlet. Mudflats exposed due to extreme tide shifts. Captain Cook once traversed these waters and had an impact… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Hoodoos

The Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon are a sight to behold from the rim of the canyon. They’re quite a marvel from the bottom of the canyon. ****** For more on Bryce Canyon, please see:… Continue reading

The Return

They made good on their promise to return to the country of their grandparents. Now in there teens, no longer hampered by the innocence that once hindered there perception of life. They’re able… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Copacabana

The famed Copacabana Beach. Travel along the mountains, between the high-rise architecture, and you will be rewarded by one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world. Women, don’t forget your two-piece bikinis… Continue reading

The Fields of Heaven

Where is this field of heaven? Is this the African Savanna, the American Midwest, or could it be the Pampas of Argentina. The location will surprise you and inspire you to look for your own… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – The Appointment

. The train promptly makes its appointment as we finish our excursion in Spencer Glacier and raft down river. The timing couldn’t have been better. The responsibility of transporting us back to Anchorage… Continue reading

Umbrella

Umbrellas shelter us from the rain and in this case the sun. Protecting you from eye damage as the rays of the sun seers your pupils or coats your skin with melanoma. Yet this… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Gateway to the Amazon

The Amazon is home to half of the world’s rainforest. The home to the most biodiverse region in the world and hosts over 40,000 plant and 100,000 invertebrate species. If Brazil’s Amazon is on… Continue reading

The Coming of Rain

The coming of rain can be seen from a distance. It’s forthcoming signaled by dark clouds and gray skies. Commerce doesn’t stop with cargo ships and fishing vessels moving across the horizon. Life doesn’t have to… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday, El Nido Philippines

Ubugon Lagoon on the island of Cadlao in El Nido, Philippines, was my once in a life time visit, my opportunity to live out the “Blue Lagoon” moment in privacy. ****** For my post… Continue reading

Hong Kong, The Urban Pinnacle

My travels have consistently been more of the eco-tourism variety. Whether its swimming with penguins in the Galapagos or petting pink dolphins in the Rio Negro of the Amazon, I’ve preferred to be… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – The Marbling Effect

. The water below and the sky above marbled by a beautiful summer day. (Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage, Alaska) .

Waiting for The Tide, A Life Long Endevor

. Waiting for the tide. On a daily basis boats wait for the tide, for a chance at success at whatever is required. Lucky to have that opportunity on a daily basis. Life… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Exotic Sunset

. Sunsets are truly beautiful no matter where it maybe. Imagine having a day of adventure on the Rio Negro and ending it with such a wonderful vision. The hues in the sky illuminate the… Continue reading

Kayaking Abatan River

  Why do we kayak? It’s a great form of exercise For the adventure For the accomplishment To see nature first hand But why would anyone want to do it for 4 hours… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Victoria Harbour

. One man’s junk is another man’s pleasure craft. Hundreds of years of history now wrapped in this vessel sailing amid new history arising from the lapping waves and reaching to the tops… Continue reading

The Filipino Spirit

  During my holiday here in the Philippines a dramatic event occurred that affected my life on a personal level. My father passed away. He did so during a time of happiness for… Continue reading