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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A Day in Arches National Park
Mar15

A Day in Arches National Park

I knew nothing about many of the locations on our US road trip; Arches National Park was no different.  With such a high pace to our trip, we often spent the morning before entering a certain park  or destination doing last minute research hoping to find cool places to photograph.  However, for Arches National Park we didn’t actually do any research, not a bit.  I mean, the name pretty much gives the park away so we knew –...

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Finding Great Light in Monument Valley
Mar11

Finding Great Light in Monument Valley

I’m too lazy to check, but I’m fairly sure this 2 week departure has been the longest I’ve gone on my blog between posts.  Not bad for 5+ years right?  The truth is, this US road trip has been so demanding. It’s been physically, emotionally, and financially draining.  At the end of each day, it’s been so hard to find energy or time to edit photos/video, write, and publish articles.  I know, I know,...

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When is the Right Time of Day to Photograph Horseshoe Bend
Jan13

When is the Right Time of Day to Photograph Horseshoe Bend

The rumors of the beauty of Horseshoe Bend, one of the most photographed locations in America, are not exaggerated.  That, and the ease of access its location just outside of Page, Arizona, also means that you’re not going to be alone when you visit Horseshoe Bend; not by any stretch of the imagination.  In fact, when I visited the bend there were people lining the canyon cliff across the entire brim.  To be honest, I have no...

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