World’s Largest Wall of Falling Water

At over a mile wide and 354 feet tall this is the world’s largest wall of falling water. It is Victoria Falls in Africa as seen from the Zimbabwe side of the falls. This natural wonder nearly defies explanation. The massive amount of water of the Zambezi River plummets into a scar in the earth’s surface…

Whariwharangi Bay

Need a reason to fly halfway around the world, drive for nearly a day, take an hour-long taxi-boat, and then hike for 6 miles? You’ll get this secluded beach and sunset all to yourself, plus all the adventure and beauty of getting here. This is Whariwharangi Bay. It is the northernmost bay on the Able…

101 Years of the National Park Service – Vernal Falls

August 25th, 2017… It has been 101 years since the National Park Service was established in the United States. The National Parks are now taken for granted as places we have available to us. It hasn’t always been that way. For the better part of human history the ownership of land meant wealthy and power….

Tunnel Beach

New Zealand is full of amazing landscapes and hidden oases. This is Tunnel Beach and it is one of those amazing hidden nooks located on the South Island near the town of Dunedin. The tunnel in the name refers to the land arch that has been carved out by the sea, but it could just…

A Journey to Marokopa Falls

When I travel I like to make the most of the time I have in a place. Travel is expensive and time is limited, so planning a trip to maximize the time my wife and I have in a place becomes an obsession leading up to our adventures. That being said, as I grow older…

Waiharakeke Bay

Waiharakeke Bay is one of the many gorgeous beaches my wife and I walked along while hiking the Abel Tasman Coastal Track on New Zealand’s South Island. This spot was very memorable as the storm clouds had started to role in and a faint rainbow appeared in the distance. The fresh water from the mountains flowed…

Volcanic Seashell

Volcanic black beaches are a fascination for me. This one, found in the tiny town of Mokau (north of New Plymouth) of New Zealand, is an especially vibrant shade of black. It has a natural sparkle to it. And then there are these seashells scattered about to give a colorful juxtaposition to the black sand….

North Shore Sunset

Another summer day and another post about a far-flung Caribbean Island…. Maybe I am projecting towards where I want to be right now. I took this sunset photo on Jamaica’s North Shore about half way between Montego Bay and Falmouth. There is a little restaurant here and not much else. It is really only a kitchen with…

Tawhai falls

This beautiful New Zealand waterfall is known as Tawhai Falls. It is found near the resort town of Whakapapa inside Tongariro National Park. This area of New Zealand is better known for its volcanic terrain, but this emerald pool has its own notoriety. Gollum’s Pool Like most famous New Zealand locations, its fame comes from…