Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 8 – 16: IN PATAGONIA… Days 9 -12 Cruising with MV Via Australis Though we were both excited about experiencing the tip of the iceberg on the tip of the continent, Jeff was also a little excited about a small boat cruise and…

Fire and Ice. Sand and Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 8 – 14: IN PATAGONIA Day 8: Punta Arenas Just as in Santiago, we arranged for no one to meet us at the Punta Arenas Airport. Sometimes it’s much easier just to hail a cab – as we soon would discover. I’d enjoyed…

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD: The in-between days. This seems like a good time to emphasize that Chile has an extreme north-south length of approximately 4,300 kilometres ( 2,672 miles) with an average width less than 180 kilometres (112 miles) and a maximum width of 356 kilometres (221 miles).  …

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT, SOUTH TO THE END OF THE WORLD DAYS 4 – 5:   Salar de Tara & Garganuta del Diablo. We should have paid more attention to the promo photos of the couple dining on the shores of Salar de Tara. Their mittens, wind-breakers, and Andean style hats with integral earmuffs…

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT, SOUTH TO THE END OF THE WORLD DAYS 2 – 3:  Inside the Atacama. I write “inside the Atacama” because the experience was other-worldly, stark yet enveloping.   Though the desert environment was sunny, bright, and expansive in contrast to the shadowy, constricted souks of Fes al Bali, I shivered with a…

Fire & ice. Sand & steam.

CHILE:  FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT, SOUTH TO THE END OF THE WORLD DAY 1:  The Atacama Dense jungle and deserts are my favorite places in the entire world.   Enchanted by the jungle I moved to the Mayalands of Mesoamerica where I lived for 3 years.  Perched high upon a camel I had lumbered across Morocco’s…

SPARK 2015 Best Photojournalism/Documentary Photo

While traveling Chile from North to South, I received a congratulatory email advising that my photograph Fishing Pens, Hoi An, Vietnam was awarded the 2015 Prize for Best Photojournalism/Documentary image at the RMG Exposed Annual Photography Benefit Show & Sale Saturday November 14, 2015.   And the prize? A portfolio review from Stephen Bulger of Stephen Bulger Gallery…

The Slow Travel Movement

What is Slow Travel?  Just as the Slow Food Movement aims to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and advocates the avoidance of Fast Food Mega Chains, the Slow Travel Movement advocates a cultural shift from rushing to relaxing. Within the realm of Slow Travel, rushing doesn’t mean a shop-until-you-drop vacation and relaxing doesn’t mean soaking up some…

Lola goes flying

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.   Helen Keller (1880-1968) My first flight. Following the birth of my only sibling in April, my parents planned what was intended to be our “most wonderful vacation”.  The four of us, my parents, my four-month-old sister, Lynn, and seven-year-old me, would be traveling to our semi-annual family…

Go get lost!

Do you want to travel but fear of the unknown grips you? Do you hesitate because you might get robbed?   or mugged?   or raped?   or murdered?   or maybe only lost! Obviously I haven’t been murdered.  In fact, the only threats to my life have been from speeding transports on terrifying super-highways throughout North America.  But I…