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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: , , , |

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: , , |

NZ Journal Day 14 – Abel Tasman Coastal Track

NZ Journal Day 14 (11/22/16): On our last big day exploring South Island, Clara and I tackled an epic portion of Abel Tasman Coast Track, hiking from Totaranui Beach to Separation Point. Our hike started by crossing an estuary [...]

2017-01-26T22:33:54+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: New Zealand 2016, Travel Journal|Tags: , , |

NZ Journal Day 12 – PART TWO – Charming Creek Walk

NZ Journal Day 12 (11/20/16) - PART TWO: This afternoon we ventured up from Westport to the small township of Ngakawau to explore the Charming Creek Walk. Although well off the beaten path, this hike proved to be extraordinary! [...]

2017-01-26T22:39:57+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: New Zealand 2016, Travel Journal|Tags: , , |

NZ Journal Day 8 – Wanaka to Fox Glacier

NZ Day 8 Journal (11/16/16): After an amazing stay in Wanaka, we headed to the wild west coast of South Island in search of rain forests and waterfalls. The drive over Haast Pass has several worthwhile stops, and once [...]

2017-01-26T22:39:30+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: New Zealand 2016, Travel Journal|Tags: , , , |