Hiking the Alta Via 2 in the Dolomites, Italy

Rising out of the valley floor like rockets blasting off for space, the peaks of the Dolomites have an aesthetic that I haven’t been able to shake for years. The Dolomites mountains, located in northeastern… Continue reading

High above Haute-Savoie, France

The Spring snow melt in Haute-Savoie’s Aravis valley southwest of Chamonix reveals a winding mountain road in the small village of Manigod. France’s Haute-Savoie department is one of my favorite places to travel in… Continue reading

Basse-Normandie, France

The beaches of northern France have been attracting travelers for centuries. In particular, the D-Day beaches of Normandy are a popular destination because of their close proximity to Paris. Though history is a big… Continue reading

Bali, Indonesia

After a work trip to Jakarta I made time to stop in Bali for a few days before returning home. The predominantly Hindu island, sandwiched between Java and Lombok, was first inhabited around 2000… Continue reading

The Markets of Paris, France

One of my most favorite things to do in Paris is to explore the public markets. While I’d never be one to argue not to visit the Seine, Montmartre, Musée d’Orsay, and Le Marais,… Continue reading

The GR 20 Trail – Corsica, France

Of the many Grande Randonnée hiking trails in Europe, the GR 20 on the island of Corsica is considered to be one of the best, if not the best. The 180 kilometer/111.8 mile… Continue reading

Panoramas of Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Every time I take a trip in the American West I’m always surprised at the large sense of space. I shouldn’t be though. One of the things I tried to capture in this… Continue reading

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Though the Teton Range in northwest Wyoming is one of the shorter mountain ranges in the Rocky Mountains, it seems like it has an infinite number of adventure sports and photography opportunities. I… Continue reading

Sintra, Portugal

Just to the northwest of Lisbon, there’s a very nice day trip awaiting you. Dating back to the fifth century B.C., what is now known as Sintra includes Roman ruins and expansive Moorish… Continue reading

Lisbon, Portugal

The laid back vibe of Lisbon offers a nice change of pace from other, larger European capital cities I have visited. The city is pretty easy to get around in, especially if you… Continue reading