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Maui 2017 – An Experiment in Minimalism

A vacation to a beautiful, photographically rich destination without my camera bag and tripod?  Am I crazy?  I'd meticulously packed by camera backpack with multiple lenses and camera bodies, all my filters, my sensor cleaning kit, spare batteries, memory [...]

2018-07-01T16:06:39+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Categories: Maui 2017|Tags: , , , |

Iceland Journal Days 5-6 – Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Iceland Journal Day 5 (May 20, 2017): While the Westfjords proved to be a magical place that are certainly worth revisiting again in the future, it was time to hit the road and head south for the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  [...]

2017-08-23T18:05:57+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Iceland 2017, Travel Journal|Tags: , |

Iceland Journal Day 4 – The Látrabjarg Bird Cliffs (Westfjords)

Iceland Journal Day 4 (May 19, 2017): Today was all about the Látrabjarg Bird Cliffs, the western most point of Iceland (and of Europe if you exclude the Azores), perched high above the Atlantic.  These cliffs are home to [...]

2017-06-07T17:37:26+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Iceland 2017, Travel Journal|Tags: , |

Iceland Journal Day 3 – Ísafjörður to Patreksfjörður (Westfjords)

Iceland Journal Day 3 (May 18, 2017): Being this close to the arctic circle in May means it never gets fully dark.  This, combined with a bit of jet lag, means weird sleep patterns.  We woke in the middle [...]

2017-08-23T18:32:00+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Iceland 2017, Travel Journal|Tags: , , |

Iceland Journal Days 1-2 – Keflavik Airport to Ísafjörður

Iceland Journal Day 1 (May 16, 2017): After flying through Frankfurt (with an overnight spent walking the Rhine in Mainz), we landed in Iceland mid-afternoon, picked up our rental car, and hit the local grocery store (Bonus) to get [...]

2017-07-23T19:15:57+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Iceland 2017, Travel Journal|Tags: , , |

New Zealand South Island Adventure 2016 – Recap & Trip Journal Index

New Zealand South Island Adventure Recap:  14 days spent exploring, 120 miles hiked, 2000 kilometers driven, 9 hotels visited, 5 penguins spotted, 1 camera destroyed... and so, so many sheep! South Island really is a land of endless natural [...]

2017-01-30T14:17:16+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: New Zealand 2016, Travel Journal|Tags: , , |