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

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