Tag Archive: adventure

Photographic Travel Review of 2018

2018 was a travel year of exploring the far corners of the earth mixed with travels with family. Travel is synonymous with discovery and if you have followed my blog, you know that… Continue reading

Great Barrier Reef and Fitzroy Island

Travel can be a long and arduous road. And, travel to the world’s largest island is no exception. I’ve recently returned from my Australia Expedition and it was longer than it should be. With no… Continue reading

Photographic Travel Review of 2017

2017 was the travel year of the open itinerary. I had planned on a trip to Thailand and Bali, split between March and April, but the rest of the year was approached with an open mind.… Continue reading

Sacred Hike of Bali

Bali is widely known for its beautiful beaches and wonderful people. During the days I was researching the island and creating my itinerary, I was becoming more intrigued with Ubud and the mountain… Continue reading

Maya Bay and The Phi Phi Islands

    The archipelago of the Phi Phi Islands is located in Thailand’s Andaman Sea. The archipelago is made up of six islands with Phi Phi Don as the only populated island in the chain. This… Continue reading

Thailand’s Unique Markets

Bangkok has many alluring travel destinations. And, if you are a fan of James Bond, you have to remember James riding a boat through the floating market of Bangkok. When I conceived my… Continue reading

Expedition Ortega Highway

  Hiking and chasing waterfalls go hand-in-hand. The more captivating falls seem to require more effort. The required hike also keeps away the people who don’t appreciative these wonderful landmarks. The abundance of… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Kneel in Amazement

  Kneel in Amazement I travel the world collecting experiences and sometimes I come across such beautiful vistas I’m compelled to kneel in amazement. Breathtaking views that knock you off your feet and… Continue reading

Photographic Travel Review of 2016

    The year of 2016 was my most ambitious travel year to date. It included Expeditions to the desert, exotic beaches, multiple safaris in Africa, swimming with wild dolphins and whale sharks,… Continue reading

Hiking Whiting Ranch

    Living in the middle of civilization, it can be tough to find good hiking trails. In the heart of Orange County, California, is the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park which encompasses approximately… Continue reading

Conquest of Larch Valley

    Larch Valley   My fourth day in Banff started out like the others, an early wakeup call and I was off to breakfast. The difference was the light rain that had… Continue reading

Moraine Lake & The Twenty-Dollar View

  Moraine Lake   Just a short drive from Lake Louise is a smaller lake, smaller in size but as spectacular as any of the surrounding lakes. It’s situated in the Valley of… Continue reading

Cenote Dos Ojos, Mexico

     Cenote Dos Ojos   The word “Cenote” is pronounced say-no-tay and is derived from a Mayan word sacred well. A combination of geological events and climate changes created an incredible and… Continue reading

The Xel-Ha Experience

    Once upon a time, long long ago, three brothers entered a lush jungle filled with high-adrenaline activities such as cliff diving, zipline over water and exploring a Cenote. In the middle of… Continue reading

Whale Sharks of The Yucatan

I travel not to escape life, but to live it. After all, our time is limited as mortal beings. I just returned from a trip to the Yucatan that featured one of the… Continue reading

Skeleton Coast and the Namib Desert

           The 2nd half of my safari in Namibia was another long drive through the world’s oldest desert and the Skeleton Coast of Namibia. It was time to leave Etosha National… Continue reading

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park During my visit to Namibia I decided to do a safari that would allow me to see most of the country. The safari began in the capital city of Windhoek and… Continue reading

Expedition Africa

  Expedition Africa “Why Africa?” is the question I’ve been commonly asked since I publicly announced my trip to Africa.  The reasons are purely for self discovery. I want to experience the Africa I saw… Continue reading

Accessible Beauty of Death Valley

    The beauty of Death Valley can be enjoyed by everyone. You don’t have to be physically fit and it can be enjoyed without hiking or leaving the highway for that matter. There… Continue reading

The Dunes of Mesquite Flat

    The Sand Dunes of Mesquite Flat are a protected wilderness area and off-road vehicles are prohibited to protect the sensitive plants and animals. This allows the Flat to be a fun… 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

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

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

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 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

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, 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

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