Tag: photography

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Santa Fe: Food, Art & Tattoos

In place of skiing in the mountains we choose a day of psychedelic art; and rather than going to a mall to buy Christmas presents we got tattoos.

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Pulled into a Sedona Vortex

Sedona, Arizona is known as many things. A natural paradise with telltale red rock formations; an outdoor recreation hub laden with hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails; a town known for its southwestern art markets; and finally, it is where spiritual energy has made a home in ethereal landmarks called vortexes.

Hugging Trees in California

We saw rain. Rain to sustain trees with 370 feet of life. Tall trees. The tallest trees. Trees older than Christ. Trees so hardy that nothing but time…

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Upper Antelope Canyon Million $ Views

The place where water runs through rocks. This is the English translation for the Navajo name for the Upper Antelope Canyon, located just outside of Page, Arizona.

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Leave No Trace: Thoughts on our National Parks

With so many people travelling to experience the natural marvels of the world, the great question looms, how can we keep these marvels as they are for future generations? In the US we have the National Park Service (NPS), which I focus on here, and programs like Leave No Trace to help preserve these sights, but what really does it take for us to be the best stewards of our environment?

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Mesa Verde National Park

One take away was the great wonder and mystery of the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde and the community living site at Chimney Rock. Another take away, which I have struggled with, is the critique on how our modern society has attempted to retell the story of this ancient civilization.

Great Sand Dunes National Park

You don’t know what you don’t know. We have lived in Colorado our entire lives and neither of us had visited the sand dunes. Now having been, it feels comparable to as if we had never skied or seen a concert at Red Rocks. It should be something you do when you live in Colorado.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Part 1

Rio de Janeiro…say it out loud. Saying or hearing the name elicits an onslaught of meaning paired with sensual images of dancers with fast hips and tanned peoples on the beach in barely there swim suits. The name alone sounds like a song…

Pantanal, Brazil Heat and Adventures

In the Pantanal, heavy rains spread out over a flat landscape, refilling and pooling each year to create the world’s largest wetland.

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Snapshot Brazil

Brazil makes you want to keep your eyes open and take in every moment.

Bless Iceland

The Icelandic word for goodbye is bless. I just love it. Our trip to Iceland was enriching and indeed a blessing.

The Ice Elf Palance & Northern Lights

The morning light shining through the clouds created a kind of magic with the reflection of the water that seemed like a cool…

Hunting Hot Springs and Northern Lights in Iceland

The morning after our night in Akranes was foggy, a night after too much wine foggy. Despite the late night, we decided to get an early-ish start to our trip to the Snaefellsnes Penisula, in western Iceland.

Icelandic Winter Wonderland

I love this part of trips, and by part I mean all of it except the return home. The prior day in Iceland had been plain BEAUTIFUL, yet we still had tracks to leave in the snow.

Sliding through Iceland

When there is real work to do it seems we pray for snow days even as adults.