A Day Trip to the Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, Colombia
Apr17

A Day Trip to the Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, Colombia

About 3 years ago, on a trip to Ecuador to visit The Galapagos Islands, I made a stop at a place called Ipiales – just north of the Ecuadorian border with Colombia.  I had been told of a stunning church that crossed a river valley and was back-dropped by a waterfall.  How could I miss that?  Thus, I made a visit to the Las Lajas Sanctuary, which must be one of the most beautiful churches in all of South America. This trip down...

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Is Salento, Colombia South America’s Next Big Tourism Destination?
Apr14

Is Salento, Colombia South America’s Next Big Tourism Destination?

They often say that backpackers lead the way, when it comes to tourism.  I can understand if you don’t believe backpackers have anything to do with growth, but there are quite a few places in the world that it appears to be the case.  For example, many of the surf locations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua were first regular stops by backpackers before more traditional tourism sprung up.  If you believe that backpacker’s lead...

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Best Places to Photograph the Golden Gate Bridge
Apr04

Best Places to Photograph the Golden Gate Bridge

I hadn’t been to San Francisco since I was about 8 years old.  So, I thought I would do something a little bit on the cliche-tourist side of things well I was there: photograph the Golden Gate Bridge.  In fact, it’s the one really iconic thing in the United States that I had been dying to photograph.  Thus, I decided to turn my goal of getting some cool images into a bit of an article, assuming there are many other people...

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A Helicopter Ride over Las Vegas with Maverick Helicopters
Apr02

A Helicopter Ride over Las Vegas with Maverick Helicopters

On my trip to Vegas, I had the chance to do a number of things I wouldn’t normally be able to do (read: afford to do).  It’s one of the joys of being a travel journalist; sometimes, you just get to do really cool things.  Some days you find yourself living on a dime at a shabby hostel, and some days you’re in the lap of luxury at the Aria Resort and Casino.  One day, you’re riding a chicken bus in Guatemala,...

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Creating a Star-Lapse at Horseshoe Bend with “The Radian”
Mar19

Creating a Star-Lapse at Horseshoe Bend with “The Radian”

Way back when I was in Djenne, Mali I first experimented with star-lapse photography.  I was extremely happy with the result even back then on my first try.  Fast forward 2 or 3 years now and I really haven’t done it since.  The reason is that I had been reluctant was because I didn’t want to push the sensor of my only camera.  Now, however, I have a Canon 6D, and I’ve been using my old 60D for some time-lapse...

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