Namche Bazzar Day Trip

  After coming from sea level to nearly 12,000 feet in less than a week, it was time to stop for a day and let our bodies adjust to the altitude. Nearly all trekkers stop in Namche for at least two nigh... Read More...

Phakding to Namche Bazzar

  The next morning started out extremely pleasant, with clear skies and nice cool weather. Ian and I headed out at a nice clip, just lazily letting the miles go by and enjoying the scenery. The trail ha... Read More...

Lukla to Phakding

  After a couple of days in Kathmandu, I was so happy to leave that I  wasn't even annoyed in the slightest by the 4:30 am wake-up requirement to get to the airport.   Myself, Ian, and Deepak our guide ... Read More...

Arrival in Kathmandu

  Kathmandu is one of the most surreal places I've been yet. 1700 year old statues that any museum or private collector would love to have are just sitting in open temples with absolutely no security. H... Read More...

Isla Genovesa

  The third stop on our trip was at Genovesa Island.  This was the longest sail we'd have to do on the trip, and was the worst nights sleep any of us experienced.  Our boat was comfortably sized for the... Read More...

Isla Lobos, Galapagos

  The first stop on the Galapagos trip was a small little island just off the coast of Isla Santa Cruz.  It's not the most spectacular island, but for a group of tourists who are very eager to get their... Read More...

Baghdad’s International Zone

r] After months of sitting in the same location in Victory Base, I finally had the opportunity to get out of the office, and make a brief trip to the International Zone in the center of Baghdad.  The IZ was ... Read More...

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

  Our final stop after leaving Swaziland was a lesser known park back in Zululand in South Africa called Hluhluwe Umfolozi.  To be honest, at this point in the trip I think a good many of us were starti... Read More...

Hlane Royal National Park

  Cutting thru Swaziland on the way back to J'berg was something I wasn't expecting at all, but turned out to be one of the highlights of this trip.  Crossing over the border, the difference between the... Read More...

Diving in Inhambane

r] Our next stop was another beach town farther south on the Mozambique coastline called Inhambane.  This was another fishing village (are there any other types on the coast?) that was pretty well known for ... Read More...

Vilanculos Beach Holiday

After four days of bouncing over some of the worst roads I've seen in the world (I thought nothing could beat Cambodia!), we finally arrived at our coastal destination in the town of Vilankulo.  This was origin... Read More...

Bushbashing thru Mozambique

  Immediately upon leaving the South African side of the International Transfrontier Peace Park, the landscape changed dramatically.  We'd gotten used to seeing wildlife fairly regularly along the road.... Read More...

Northern Kruger Park

  Our second day game driving covered the northern areas of Kruger park.  Conditions were better today, and I felt more confident with the new lens.   The initial excitement of being back in Africa was ... Read More...

Southern Kruger Park

  Driving thru Kruger Game Park in an overland truck is a bit of an exercise in frustration for the photographer.  Due to the rigors of the truck schedule, and the sheer size, it is not really possible ... Read More...