Dawn of a New Day

Hello 2018! This is the dawn of a new day and a new year. I took this image of a water tower at dawn in Texas from a Walmart. Yes even the mundane of boon-docking in a Walmart parking lot can result in a memorable moment. I look forward to a great 2018 full of…

A New Zealand Sunrise

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. It seems as though every square inch is covered in ever-changing beauty. The gorgeous fjords and the southern alps of the South Island are only rivaled by the rolling green hills and ruggedly breathtaking volcanoes found on the North Island. No other…

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…

Ancient Sunrise

The legendary Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia has been a dream destination of mine for years. I finally got to go in October of 2014 and I must say that it didn’t let me down. Siem Reap, which is the present day city that the temple ruins lie in and around, is very much a…

Cambodian Sunrise

Angkor Wat in Cambodia is a stunning ancient wonder. The unique architectural beauty of the Khmer Empire stands in stark contrast to many other ancient wonders. For those who have never visited this place, Angkor Wat’s main temple complex is what is often photographed with the small reflecting pool in front, but the Angkor Wat…

Dew a Sunrise

A few weeks ago I wrote about the adventure Jennifer and I had traveling to Marokopa Falls in New Zealand. It was down remote windy backroads that consisted of mostly dirt and rock. The fog was thick, but when we rose above it the New Zealand sunrise was stellar. We found this dew covered wire…

Cataract Dam

There is nothing as serene as waking up in your tent with the sound of a cascading stream of water filling the air. Upper Cataract Lake is one of those perfect backpacking destinations in Colorado. It’s a large body of water for this altitude, surrounded by high snowy peaks on three sides, and has a cascading waterfall coming off this natural dam…

Sunrise on Snowy Terrain

Here in Colorado the snowy days seem to be behind us. The sun is melting the last of the snow-covered terrain. The spring flowers have begun to bloom and the trees have started to leaf. I love winter and winter sports so for me this is bitter-sweet. Luckily, all of Colorado’s seasons are amazing and I…

Into the Woods

What is not to love about a sunrise over a freshly snow-covered forest? All is covered in white and looks new even if the forest is ancient. This is one of my favorite things, to get lost in a winter wonderland.

Upper Cataract

This beautiful oasis is known as Upper Cataract Lake. It can be found deep in the Colorado wilderness. The trailhead is located on a well maintained dirt road relatively close to Silverthorne, Colorado. The hike to the lake is a moderate uphill climb of 5.5 miles. This lake has some of the best back-country camping sites…

Sunrise on the Hooker

My wife and I were very excited about our first day in New Zealand.  Not only were we in this exotic country, with all kinds of new experiences in front of us, but we were doing the entire trip in a camper-van (okay, only I was really excited about this). There is something about this…

Moeraki Dawn

Guest blogger… my wife. (still my photo) 🙂 It’s amazing the number of unique, hidden places my husband finds for our must-do travel list. It also never fails that these must-do items require us to get up before the sun (not my favorite thing). The Moeraki Boulders in New Zealand was no exception. Pulling out of our…