Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012: A Year in Photography

Posted by on December 28, 2012

2012 was a busy travel year for me. I visited all seven continents, 18 countries and flew over 150,000 miles. I was exhausted for much of the year, but on the upside I came away with some amazing photos. I made some great strides as a photographer in 2012. I improved my mastery of Lightroom and have have worked on going out of my way to get better shots. My gear didn’t change much during the year. I purchased a new carbon fiber tripod in March and replaced the 18-200mm lens I had been using since 2007. I also celebrated my 5-year anniversary of publishing my daily photo and released my iPhone Travel Photography app.

It was a good year for photography and I plan on making 2013 even better!

Ushuaia, Argentina

Stanley, Falkland Islands

Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island

Paradise Bay, Antarctica

Half Moon Island, Antarctica

Caye Caulker, Belize

Sydney, Australia

Lord Howe Island, Australia

Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Bryson City, North Carolina

Yosemite National Park, California

Monument Valley, Utah

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend at Lake Powell, Arizona

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Fjallbacka, Sweden

Tetouan, Morocco

Elche, Spain

Granada, Spain

Girona, Spain


Churchill, Manitoba

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Stonehenge, England

Bath, England

Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

2012: A Year of Travel by the Numbers

Posted by on December 27, 2012

2012 Year in TravelAs 2012 comes to a close, I thought I would give an overview of my last year of travel. Rather than giving a month-by-month summary of everything, the math major in me thought it would be interesting to look at the numbers I racked up this year.

This was an especially intensive year of traveling for me. So much so that I have no desire to do it again. It has fundamentally changed how I’m going to go about traveling in the future. I have put on more miles in 2012 than I have in several of the previous 5 years combined.

Without further ado, here is the numerical summary of my 2012!