Travel Photography

Baghdad Through The Eyes Of A Photographer

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It’s fair to say that not many journalists know more about what life is like in Iraq more than Paulien Bakker, who has traveled to the country 15 times during the last few years to cover the country’s recent tumultuous past, as well as to document the everyday lives of the Iraqis living there. Her […]

Red Mountain At Salt River

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I snapped this picture of the aptly named Red Mountain at the end of my kayaking trip down the Salt River in the Tonto National Forest just east of Phoenix with Arizona Outback Adventures. We wrapped up around 11 a.m. (yes, it was an early morning as things tended to be that trip), but the […]

Paper Lanterns Being Released Into The Sky In Thailand

Monday, February 24, 2014

Loi Krathong (or Loy Krathong/Loy Kratong) is a festival in Thailand that takes place on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, where thousands of little, candlelit floats are let go onto rivers and other waterways as offerings to the river spirits. In the northern part of Thailand, and especially Chiang Mai, the […]

Getting Gritty In New York’s Chinatown: A Tour In Black And White

Monday, November 4, 2013

I recently picked up an old film camera and thought it would have been the perfect platform to capture the sights and people in New York City’s Chinatown. The gritty streets, cluttered shops and graffiti were effectively emphasized through the medium of black and white film. It was late in the afternoon during a muggy […]

10 Gorgeous Photos From My Trip To Telluride

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Some say the remote mountain town of Telluride earned its name from the phrase, “To Hell You Ride.” Well, if this is Hell, I better start sinning. About seven hours from Denver, Telluride is nestled into the fourteener-heavy San Juan Mountain range. The mountains are believed to be much younger than the Rockies, and haven’t […]

12 Stunning Panoramic Photos Of Maui

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I normally don’t take my cell phone with me while traveling (as I recently wrote about prior to my trip to India). This is due to a wide variety of reasons including the cost of buying local SIM cards and topping them off with data plans, the potential for sticking out as a target for […]

Behold The Sight Of Luna The Surfing Dog

Thursday, September 19, 2013

As if I wasn’t feeling bad enough about my skills the first time on a surfboard, Luna, the unofficial mascot of the Maui-based surfing school Maui Surfer Girls, had to show me up by effortlessly riding the waves, with barely any effort even being shown on her part. In all seriousness, I have to say […]

I Can’t Stop Looking At These Amazing Travel Photos From India

Friday, June 7, 2013

I’m loving the photo collection I recently discovered by noted travel photographer Steve McCurry (a 30-year veteran in the industry) entitled “Trains,” his ode to India’s beloved and ubiquitous mode of transportation. From the sweeping long shots (like the one from Agra above), to the intimate close-ups, McCurry’s overarching theme is his amazing ability to […]

The Nat Geo Photo Contest Reminds You How Bad Your Travel Photos Are

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The 2013 National Geographic photo contest is well under way, and in annual tradition, the contest is serving the important purpose of reiterating the fact that your travel photos are no good. No seriously, these are mostly “amateurs” submitting photos to the contest, and even the worst of the lot makes the best travel photos […]

This Is What Your Trip To Iran Would Look Like

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It’s hard to imagine today, but back in the ’60s and ’70s, Iran was a widely visited country and an integral part of the “Hippie Trail”, which means your parents are much more likely to have seen Iran than you. Which is, of course, sad since Iran would likely be a major destination for travel […]

© 2015