Travel

Nov 242017
 
Weekend Sales

While I don’t want to encourage anyone to just go out and buy more “stuff” on Black Friday, there are some really good deals happening this weekend from some of my favorite gear and service providers. If you’ve been wanting to buy one of these products anyway, now’s the time. Each of these deals is available from November 24 through November 27, 2017. Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links. If you buy, I’ll get a reward, but [read more …]

Jun 092017
 
50th Anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill

June 7, 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Oregon Beach Bill, which forever guarantees the public’s right to access and passage on all beaches along the Oregon Coast. Earlier law had set the extent of the public land at the high tide line, but the Beach Bill made it so that public land extended to the vegetation line. After a childhood in California and many years as a resident of Hawaii, both states which also have [read more …]

Apr 132017
 
Ecola State Park Closure

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has closed the road to Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach on the northern Oregon coast due to slipping and sinking pavement. Fortunately, it looks like repairs will be made quickly and the park should re-open on April 20. Check for status updates at Ecola and other parks on the Oregon State Parks Website.

Jan 032017
 
Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

2016’s run around the sun turned out to be pretty darn nice for this traveler. Many thanks to all the friends, family, clients, newly met folks, and complete strangers who made it so. I’ve got a huge backlog of images to process from this year’s travels in Oregon, California, Montana, Wyoming, Trinidad & Tobago, and Hawaii. A long overdue return visit to the Big Island and the opportunity to once again witness a live lava flow was a fantastic way [read more …]

Mar 212016
 
Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast

Cape Kiwanda and the beach at Pacific City are unique among locations on the Oregon coast for several reasons. And each of those unique attributes makes an excellent subject for photography. First, unlike the volcanic rock that forms most headlands on the coast, Cape Kiwanda is largely sandstone. As typical of that soft rock, it gets eroded by water and wind into pleasing formations. Second, Haystack Rock, a volcanic remnant, is the sole sea stack jutting out of the ocean [read more …]

Feb 192016
 
Top 10 Places on Oahu for Nature Photography

Anyone visiting the Hawaiian Island of Oahu will certainly want to photograph all the postcard scenes like Diamond Head, the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Iolani Palace, and cultural attractions like Byodo-In and the Polynesian Cultural Center on the windward side of the island.¬†For those with a real interest in nature photography, there is a lot more to Oahu than just busy Waikiki and the historic sites of Honolulu. Oahu is also an island of great natural beauty and there [read more …]

Oct 092015
 

I am very excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with SNAPP Guides to produce photographers guides for Oregon on their very innovative app platform. Take a look at this video to see what it’s all about: These guides, for locations all over the world, are going to be a great resource for photographers. No matter if your interest is nature and landscape photography, travel photography or even street photography, detailed information will be at your fingertips. I hope you [read more …]

Apr 162015
 
Top 10 Locations on Kauai for Nature Photography

The islands of Hawaii are not just one of the top travel destinations in the world, but also a paradise for nature and landscape photographers. Of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai more than the others is the vision that most people have of a tropical Pacific Island – lush green valleys, volcanic mountains covered in rainforest, and miles of gorgeous white sand beaches along the coast. I visited Kauai quite a few times during the years I lived in Hawaii and [read more …]

Feb 122015
 
Photographing Washington wins NATJA Award

The North American Travel Journalists Association has just announced the winners in their annual awards, and I’m very pleased to say that Photographing Washington was honored with the Bronze award in the Travel Book & Guide category. The NATJA award comes on the heels of receiving the Silver award in the Travel Book category in the 2014¬†Benjamin Franklin Awards. For more information on Photographing Washington and my other award-winning guidebook, Photographing Oregon, please click this link. These books are part [read more …]

Feb 072015
 
Prepping for Peru

It’s genetic, I’m sure. Not only did I inherit a love of travel from my parents, but I’m sure I got my penchant for planning from my mom as well. On family vacations, we had a daily itinerary with details of each stop determined long before we all piled into the station wagon. My sister inherited it, too. She’s heading to Greece this spring, and already she’s devoured multiple guidebooks, checked out numerous DVDs from the library, spent hours checking [read more …]