Best Rural Places in the World to Photograph
Sep23

Best Rural Places in the World to Photograph

With lots of travellers focusing on the major urban cities of the world like London, Paris, and New York, the great rural regions of the world often go way overlooked.  Of course, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a large part of the population that wants nothing more than to get away from the cities and crowds of the world and escape to the simple life of the countryside.  In fact, there’s a resurgence of late in a...

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A Week in Iceland: Stats, Costs, and Travel Photography
Sep19

A Week in Iceland: Stats, Costs, and Travel Photography

When we were booking our flights from Europe to North America, we found that the cheapest flights across the Atlantic all stopped in Iceland. I remembered hearing that there was the option for free layovers in Iceland, and immediately decided that we needed to spend a day or two exploring since we had the chance. Of course, two days turned into seven, and instead of just seeing some sights in the south, we chose to attempt to drive...

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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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