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

Snapshot Sunday, Costa Rica

Manual Antonio National Park * Where the ocean laps the shore with the tide trickling towards the foliage of the rainforest which stands at the edge of the sand. ***** for my Costa Rica post,… Continue reading

Bizarre Food, Cuy in Ecuador

Traveling and experiencing cultures often leads to a meal you once thought you would never attempt. It can mean sampling of the local delicacy usually made up of items most people can digest… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday, The Galapagos

Enjoy and have fun! is todays theme. We only have one life, go live it. I’m an aspiring photographer, a novice on my best day, and always on the hunt for that perfect shot… Continue reading

A Different Shade, Alaska Revisited

I’ve always been intrigued with black and white, or monochrome, photography. It brings out emotions and the feeling of nostalgia in a versatile format easily used for portraits, architecture, landscapes and urban landscapes.… Continue reading

To Cast A Shadow

To cast a Shadow is to leave an impression on your surroundings. As a tree unfurls its shadow and dominates the environment around it, dictating life and growth within its reach. In blistering heat,… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday, San Ignacio, Belize

***** Have you been to a rainforest? Where, or where would you like to go? for similar posts, see:  Snapshots

I and The Iditarod

“The Last Great Race in America” and truly one of the most grueling endurance competitions on the planet. The race is over 1,000 miles long from Willow to Nome, Alaska with a ceremonial… Continue reading

Rugged and Enchanting, Alaska

“Alaska the Last Frontier” is the motto and an appropriate one for this vast expanse of wilderness. I’d been here once before but during the summer. I returned to Anchorage for my winter expedition last… Continue reading

The Running of the Reindeer

Most of us know about “The Running of the Bulls” in Pamplona, Spain. One of the ultimate test of any one’s manhood. A long tradition of wearing white while you run the streets… Continue reading

Alaska Picture Book II

for more Alaska winter photos see: Alaska Picture Book

Alaska Picture Book

Snapshot Sunday, Christ the Redeemer

Sometimes nature will help you with your canvas. The marble background came and went quickly, as if I planned the shoot. No matter your religion, is this inspirational? *** for more similar posts see… Continue reading

In Pursuit of Butch Cassidy, Dixie National Forest

It’s a cold April spring morning. I’m up early in anticipation of the pursuit of Butch Cassidy. He’s been spotted in the Dixie National Forest in Utah and I’ve joined the posse to capture… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday, Kawasan Falls

Waterfalls are a symbol of power, speed, and the source of rainbows.  What does it mean to you?

Home is Where The Hills Are, Anaheim HIlls

. . . . He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home’ – Wolfgang Von Goethe Some people may think that the reason I travel is… Continue reading

The Awakening, San Ignacio Belize

It was a long day of traveling the night before and I was looking forward to sleeping in as I had no set plans today. Imagine being awoken at 5:30 in the morning… Continue reading

Travel Bucket List

All travelers have a bucket list they would like to accomplish. Everyone, even non-travelers, have some sort of travel list whether they publish it to others or it’s a wish list they keep to… Continue reading

Cruising the Mighty Amazon

The mighty Amazon River is the largest drainage system in the world. Originating from the Andes in Peru and also spanning through the countries of Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador and famously into Brazil… Continue reading