Cheese, Castles and Aliens: On Location in Gruyeres, Switzerland
Aug22

Cheese, Castles and Aliens: On Location in Gruyeres, Switzerland

Gruyeres is much like any medieval village in Switzerland.  It’s cobble-stoned, there’s a castle, there are lots of fondue eating tourists, and there’s an “Alien” bar.  Err, OK maybe the last bit is a bit unique, and it’s the reason I decided to make a day trip out to the town in the French-speaking region of Switzerland.  In 1998, H.R. Giger – the Academy Award winning artist behind the Alien...

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Phuket Preparing for the 10th Anniversary Remembrance of the 2004 Tsunami
Jul23

Phuket Preparing for the 10th Anniversary Remembrance of the 2004 Tsunami

“That’s where I nearly drowned like a trapped rat,” Hank said, pointing to the two-story cottage at the corner of Patong Beach in Phuket. “That’s where Pen and I were staying. We’d been out at a friend’s party that night and slept in the next morning. The next thing I know, I’m woken up by this angry unstoppable force of water rushing into the bedroom. What I remember was how surreal it...

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Top Things to Do in China: The Off-the-Beaten-Path Edition
Jul09

Top Things to Do in China: The Off-the-Beaten-Path Edition

I really cannot believe that my time in China is over.  It has been insane, it really has.  There have been some amazing things to see in China, for sure.  And well much of it was a bit what I had expected it to be, there was so much that I really had no clue existed.  There are so many amazing places in China that I really don’t think foreign tourists are aware of.  Sure, most tourists know of places like Beijing, Shanghai, the...

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Skiing and Action Photography on Austria’s Slopes
Jun29

Skiing and Action Photography on Austria’s Slopes

Austria has plenty of locations with mountainous backdrops and gentle slopes which make it ideal for skiers – and those who take to take a few pro snaps while they’re at it. Styria, Salzburg, Vorarlberg and Tyrol are just a few of the places in which you can find nice resorts and picking a suitable one is simply a matter of costs, altitude, weather, and your knowledge on skiing. Where to stay in Austria Austria has a dozen charming...

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App Review: Epiclist
Jun19

App Review: Epiclist

For a travel photographer, I’m pretty behind on most things in the tech world.  I mean, the fact that I didn’t even own a good smartphone until last year is a bit embarrassing.  However, I’m getting caught up on the tech stuff these days, and even though my iPhone 4 is falling apart and I hate it, I need it for things like Instagram. With the growth comes opportunity, and recently I was asked to review an app called...

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