Where to Travel in 2014

Marrakech, Morocco

With 2014 just starting up, it’s time to start planning your year of travel.  I pulled together a list of great destinations to check out in the new Year with recommendations on when to go there.  I pulled these from lists of places I have visited personally to make sure the recommendation is not simply just a rehash of other lists.   Here is … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: Rituals of Devotion – Tokyo

Water Ladles - Meiji Shrine - Tokyo, Japan

I dreamed of Tokyo recently.  Thinking back to so many countless memories across many trips through this fascinating and beautiful country.  Each trip always felt a bit like a home coming, a sort of comfort and familiar that I often didn’t associate with foreign lands.  I spent a few moments this week looking back at some photos from a trip through … [Read more...]

State of the Blossom: Washington DC


Mr. Speaker, Vice President, members of the blog community, distinguished readers, and fellow photographers. It’s spring time and that means Cherry Blossoms here in DC and many parts of the world and that means it is time for flowers.  Nothing seems to light up DC more than the annual blooming of the cherry trees.  I’ve been getting a lot of … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: Cherry Blossoms — Himeji, Japan


I have every intention of going downtown this week and getting a photograph of the cherry blossoms in Washington DC.  I was getting set to get up early, have my gear all ready and head down with tripod in tow and getting some sunrise photos or sunset photos perhaps.  Late days at work, extensive travel planning, and a car accident (my arm is … [Read more...]

My Super Seven Shots


I find it hard to really look through and thinking about my photographs.  I mean it’s a huge hobby of mine, but now with tens of thousands of photos the process gets harder and harder.  I was both thankful and intimidated when Jessica of Suitcases and Sippycups cups tagged me in the Hostelbookers post for Super Seven Shots from different … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: On the streets of Shinjuku

Small Restaurant -- Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

I've been going through some of my photo archives lately.  I realize that my photo management has started to get a bit unwieldy lately so I'm hoping to work on figuring out a better organization structure.  I was looking back on some memories from Japan in 2010 and I came across this photo.  It is probably one of my favorite photos from Japan over … [Read more...]