In the Locks

For many years I dreamed of visiting the Panama Canal, to be in the locks, in person. Growing up, I wanted to be an engineer and the idea of how humans could change the very world by our sheer will fascinated me. In many profound ways this passageway changed the world, but at a great…

Bolivian Train

The freedom that a train provides doesn’t mean much to the average American because while much of our industry rides the rails, we do not. On many of my adventures around the world, the train has opened up locations on the globe that I couldn’t have afforded to travel to without this form of transit….

An African Commute

A few years back I spent a month in Zimbabwe. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to traverse the country seeing all the immense beauty that there is in the African wildlife and landscapes. The thing that blew me away the most was seeing its people going about their daily lives, full of hardship and manual labor,…

Castillo de San Cristobal

San Juan, Puerto Rico, the capital city of a territory owned by the United States, is also the second oldest European capital city in the Americas. It has many historical structures. This is Castillo de San Cristobal. It is one of two forts in the capital city. The complex is massive and very fun to explore.

Great Wall Sunrise

Today is the Chinese New Year and what better way to celebrate then to post one of my favorite photos from my trip to China. This image was taken as the sun rose over The Great Wall. The Great Wall spans over 5,500 miles and very little of it has been restored. The majority of people who…

Glen Eyrie Castle

This is Glen Eyrie Castle, a hidden gem in Colorado Springs. It was originally built as a residential estate by General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs. Palmer was a veteran of the civil war and a railroad tycoon. The castle is now a retreat center owned by The Navigators, a worldwide Christian…

View from Zhengbeilou

This is the view from the Zhengbeilou Tower on The Great Wall. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful spot along the 5,500 mile Wall. The “easiest” way to get here is via the restored section of Mutianyu. However, Zhengbeilou Tower isn’t a part of Mutianyu. It is part of the unrestored section of…

Celestial Bridge

It rains a lot in Zhangjiajie National Park, therefore, it has many bridges as a part of the beautiful, well maintained hiking trails. This is Celestial Bridge, found on one of the Northeastern most trails in the park. This path doesn’t reveal the rock formations that the park is famous for, but I found that it was one of the…

Pompeii’s Humanity

I am a huge fan of history. So when I had the chance to go to Italy, I made sure that Pompeii was on my itinerary. The ancient ruins of the city were encapsulated in time by nature’s raw power. It is an amazing place to experience. The colosseum where the gladiators fought to the…