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

Snapshot Sunday, the Coming of Darkness

Dusk, the coming of darkness, once again brings the importance of light. The constant struggle between light and darkness is never ending.  * (pier side at Sibonga, Cebu, Philippines) . .

The Day Trip of Wonder, Bohol Philippines

Everywhere you visit, there seems to be a day trip for tourist to see the highlights of the area. The island of Bohol in the central Philippines is no different. The difference is… Continue reading

The Beaches of Bohol

This is the first time I’ve had to deal with inclement weather during my holiday. I usually plan around these situations and avoid these issues. In this case it was unavoidable and we… Continue reading

Cebu City Photo Journal

The Philippines’ central city is Cebu City, not just geographically but also historically. The birth of the nation began here. The first Spanish colony was established here. But, this is a photo journal so… Continue reading

My Admiration for Volunteers, Cebu City and the World

. I have read many articles of people volunteering around the world in order to benefit the less fortunate. The more I think about it, the more my admiration gains for these volunteers,… Continue reading

Hong Kong, From the Sky and Through the Lens

The day has come, winter has fallen in China and it’s time to flee the continent for warmer feeding grounds in the southern hemisphere of New Zealand. I gather myself and flap my… Continue reading

The Mabuhay Expedition and the Two Day Layover

The day has come, this part-time traveler will be on the road again. The Mabuhay Expedition will commence but before we embark on that road we will be in Hong Kong for a… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday, The Apocalypse

The end of the world as we know it, the Apocalypse. Has man finally done it and destroyed one another? Am I riding into the cloud of doom? Actually, this is dawn in Wasilla,… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday, Innocence in Paradise

The innocence of young children discovering a new world. Two young girls visit the Philippines for the first time. They comb the beach for seashells and experiences. Their innocence allows them to enjoy this… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday, Copacabana

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at dusk with the lights not fully lit as the darkness overtakes this bright and colorful city. ***** For my post on Rio de Janeiro please click the photo. … Continue reading

To See the World Through the Eyes of a Child

    Don’t tell anyone but I tend to see the world through the eyes of a child. Visual clarity of an unbiased and vivid colorful world, not limited to black and white. Innocent… Continue reading

Photo Diary, Zion National Park

*** Zion National Park is home to my favorite hiking trails. There challenging and the reward to these hikes is more than just the cardio exercise but also the sheer beauty of the valley.… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday, J Paul Getty Museum Garden

My favorite museum in the Los Angeles area, not just for the art but also for the beautiful garden that overlooks the city. . . (J.Paul Getty Museum, 2007)

The Lucky Traveler

. I’m often told that I’m lucky to be able to travel which makes me resent that term to describe my travels. I plan and sacrifice in order to see the world, to… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday, Quito Ecuador

This is just one of many colonial churches in Quito, Ecuador. One of many reasons Quito was the first city to be declared a World Cultural Heritage Site, along with Krakow, by UNESCO in 1978. ****** For my… Continue reading

Southwest National Parks Road Trip

April, 2014, my brother and I embarked on a road trip to see the rugged Southwest territory of the United States, famous for its picturesque landscapes and amazing rock formations rich with history and… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday, Alaska

I usually prefer the aisle seat when I fly but on shorter flights I don’t mind the window seat.  When the view is this spectacular, I may never sit in the aisle again. Luckily, the… 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

Snapshot Sunday – Costa Rica

Kayaking through a mangrove forest of Costa Rica is a one of a kind experience with monkeys crossing island to island through the branches overhead but don’t forget to keep your eye on the… 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

Snapshot Sunday – Galapagos

After their morning meal in the Pacific Ocean, the marine iguanas of the Galapagos stroll on to the beach to bask in the sun to increase their body temperature after a cold swim. * … 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

Snapshot Sunday, Sinulog

The Sinulog Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, Philippines. ***** for my post on this festival please see: Sinulog

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

Snapshot Sunday, Guardian of Rio

Christ the Redeemer guards Rio de Janeiro in sunny skies, gloomy or red skies, whatever it maybe. ***** For my article on Rio De Janeiro, please see: Rio de Janeiro, My Trophy

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

Snapshot Sunday, El Nido Palawan

Low tide brings the dawn of a new day in paradise. * for my post on El Nido, please see: Paradise Found, El Nido

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

Without

  Throughout my childhood I grew up without. Without material items. Without a fancy house or a room of my own and, at times, not even a bed of my own. A meal… Continue reading