Photo Essay : Italy

This May 11-24 I’ll be leading a travel photography tour through Italy with G Adventures. We will be traveling from Venice to Rome visiting many of the highlights of Italy along the way: Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Sienna, Vatican City, Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. I’ve previously visited most of the locations on the …

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Behind the Lens – Bangkok Red Shirt Protester

In the spirit of VH1, I am going to start taking time each week to tell the stories behind some of my favorite photos. This week I want to tell the story behind the photo of the red shirt protester I took in Bangkok in 2010. I arrived in Bangkok in early 2010 to take …

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My Day as a Photojournalist

Over the last three years I’ve taken somewhere around 60,000 photos. I’ve taken photos from the air, from the inside of caves, in deserts, in jungles, on islands and on mountains. I even spent one memorable day on the Great Barrier Reef as an underwater photographer. Until last week, however, I had never found myself …

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Why Travel Blogging Isn’t Like Regular Blogging

This is the second article in my pre Blog World Expo series about blogging and the travel industry. Yesterday I talked about travel writing vs travel blogging. Today I’m just going to talk about blogging. In particular, why travel blogging is different from blogging in other niches. I’m also going to be talking about blogging …

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What I’ve Learned From 6 Years Of Travel Blogging

On October 14, 2006 I made my first blog post to Everything-Everywhere.com. I had actually been “blogging” since 1997, but we didn’t call it blogging back then. It was just my personal website. (which still exists by the way). Having no background as a journalist, writer or photographer, I have come a long way in …

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Photo Essay : Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park is one of the crown jewels in the United States National Park System. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Yosemite twice; once in 2009 and in 2012 with my G Adventures Travel Photography tour. It is on my short list of the most photogenic places in the world. It is almost impossible …

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Amy’s First Passport Stamp

With half a decade of non-stop travel under my belt, I can talk about a lot of subjects related to travel. The one thing I cannot talk about, however, is what it feels like to travel for the first time. Recently my assistant Amy made her very first trip outside of US/Canada. I asked her …

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My 10 Favorite Museums

This the second installment in a series for my 4th Travelversay Celebration. One of my favorite activities is visiting the great museums of the world. Unlike my list of favorite cities which had a heavy Asia/Pacific bent, this list has a heavy European bent. The simple fact is, Europe has far better museums than Asia. …

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My 10 Favorite SCUBA Sites

This the third installment in a series for my 4th Travelversay Celebration. Of all the lists in this series, this is the one that I might be the least confident about. I’ve done a fair amount of diving (about 100 dives) but I am a far cry from some of the real professionals out there. …

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