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

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