Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Most Popular Posts and Pictures of 2011

Posted by on January 14, 2012

While Gary is on his way to Antarctica he is at the mercy of very slow internet. Since it is difficult for him to post, I thought I’d take this opportunity to look back at the posts and daily photos from last year that received the most traffic. Is your favorite from 2011 on the list? – Amy the Assistant


Photo Essay – Hot Air Ballooning Over Lake Tahoe

Posted by on January 11, 2012

Last August I had the pleasure of visiting Lake Tahoe to view a commercial shoot for While I was there I had the chance to go hot air ballooning over Lake Tahoe with Lake Tahoe Balloons. They are the only hot air ballooning company in the world that does takeoffs and landings on the water. It was a great morning with some of the best views you’ll ever see from a balloon.


Preparing for Antarctica

Posted by on January 8, 2012

In just 3 days I set out for Antarctica on the M/S Expedition!

This is probably the biggest adventure in my 5-years of traveling. It will easily be the furthest south I’ve traveled (previously Invercargill, New Zealand), it will probably be the most remote location I’ve ever been (depending on how you define remote), it will be the longest trip I’ve taken by ship in the roughest seas I’ve ever been on. It will also be my seventh and final continent to visit.

This trip is also requiring more thought in term of packing that any other trip I’ve taken. Normally I just throw stuff into a bag take off. Here is a brief overview of what I’m planning to bring: