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

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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

Darkness

Darkness paralyzes our consciousness, crippling our mobility.  Nothing good can come of it, accidents and injuries. We plan around it. The fear of the unknown grips us and renders us dysfunctional and I… Continue reading

Man Was Once a Boy

As a child, I viewed the world from a far, through the window of our humble home. * I looked at the world in amazement and wondered if I could ever see it… Continue reading

Middle Earth, Quito Ecuador

Middle earth is the land of hobbits, orcs and elves living in a constant struggle between good versus evil. This is the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien but on this planet, middle earth is… Continue reading

The Gift

Only the truly blessed can see beauty on a cloudy day. The sun gleaming in small shards of warmth through a darkly covered sky. Beams shimmer on the water or highlight the ground like… Continue reading

In The Shadow of Charles Darwin, The Galapagos

  Charles Darwin once visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835 and he was so intrigued by the flora and fauna of the islands he further studied the animal species, specifically the finch, and… Continue reading

Paradise Found, El Nido

  The road to paradise can be long and arduous which adds to their uniqueness. They’re not often down the street. That’s why there hard to find. The road to my paradise started… Continue reading

My Portal Through Time and the Alaska Experience

1,000 years ago the Roman Empire split into the Eastern and Western empires and China was on its way to becoming a nation. The Tasmanian wolf terrorized the island. The dodo bird ruled… Continue reading

Introduction

My interest in adventure travel was created during my years as a child.  Growing up in an immigrant household in Orange County California, we didn’t have the means to travel.  With both parents… Continue reading

A Ride on Misty Mountain

The night before,  it rained and made the Chugach Mountains misty and damp this morning. The clouds clung to the hillsides  the morning we scheduled our Mustang ride. After a short drive from… Continue reading

Ideology of ‘Pura Vida’

‘Pura vida’, the literal meaning is pure life, and it’s the motto of Costa Rica. The phrase has multiple meanings such as full life, this is living, going great or real living and… Continue reading

Rio de Janeiro, My Trophy

The culmination of a childhood fixation and admiration, my travel trophy, Rio de Janeiro.  Imagine being in the 3rd grade and doing a book report on Brazil and going to the local library to… Continue reading

A Frog Walks Into a Bar,… Trippin’ in Puerto Princesa

  As we take our table in the bar, one of the girls noticed a tree frog on the table in front of us and they notified the waitress and her response was… Continue reading

La Isla Bonita, San Pedro, Belize

Last night I dreamt of San Pedro Just like I’d never gone, I knew the song A young girl with eyes like the desert It all seems like yesterday, not far away [Chorus:]… Continue reading

Sinulog

In my birth city of Cebu, Philippines there is a festival which is unrivalled by any other in the country, Sinulog. The word ‘Sinulog’ is a dance ritual in honor of the miraculous image… Continue reading

ZION best trails in the US

In my short travels through the US, I haven’t found a better group of trails than the ones in Zion National Park in Utah. You don’t have to be an avid hiker to… Continue reading

Kayaking La Jolla Caves

I know, when you think of La Jolla you think expensive neighborhoods and the Mormon Temple. There is actually a beautiful beach surrounded by cliffs and reefs which keeps the waves minimal. The… Continue reading