Archive for February, 2016

Exploring Kauai: How to Spend a Day in Hanalei, Hawaii

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The view from the Hanalei Colony Resort

On my recent trip to Kauai, I split my time between the Garden Island’s famed North Shore and the more touristy area of Poipu Beach. While Princeville is the most high-end resort area, I preferred the more relaxed, surfer vibe of Hanalei as my base. I stayed at the old school but recently redone Hanalei Colony Resort in Haena. It isn’t fancy, but it is as close to the beach as you can get with a reasonable price tag.

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Exploring Hawaii’s Garden Island of Kauai in GIFs


Kauai Native Levi Fabiana has mad machete skills

The gorgeous scenery of Kauai, Hawaii’s “Garden Island” has been featured in many Hollywood films including the classic 50s film South Pacific, James Cameron’s Avatar, the Spielberg classic Jurassic Park, and The Descendants. In addition to stunning landscapes, Kauai offers less cinematic charms. If you are looking for things to do on Kauai, here are some of my favorites, illustrated with GIFs.

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Honored My Travel Photography Won Two Silver (2nd Place) NATJA Awards


Alone in the Namib Desert won Silver in the Portraits, People Online Publication category

I am very honored my travel photography received two 2nd Place (Silver) wins in the 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association Awards. Images I shot in Namibia were awarded Silver in the Portrait/People and Nature categories for Online Publications. Both winning photos were shot on my iPhone 6.

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Exploring Southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park #FindYourPark


Eponymous Joshua trees at Joshua Tree National Park

2016 marks the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. I’m embracing the Centennial celebration by visiting National Parks when I can and sharing my images using the #FindYourPark hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. I recently returned to one of my favorites, Joshua Tree National Park.

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Londolozi: The Best Destination for a Photographic Safari in South Africa


Thirsty leopard drinking at Londolozi

If you are a planning photographic safari and want a luxury experience, Londolozi Private Game Reserve in South Africa might be the destination for you.

I rented this Canon is 100-400 mm IS lens at Londolozi

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