Yes, There is a Human Toe in the Infamous Sourtoe Cocktail (Video)

Drinking the SourToe cocktail from the Sourdough Saloon in Dawson, City

People do the craziest things. Just look at reality television. But who am I to judge?  I joined the ranks of over 74,000 other nut jobs who’ve downed the famous Sourtoe Cocktail in Dawson City. (If you haven’t heard, that’s a whiskey shot garnished with a desiccated human toe.) What can I say? I’m a […]

Dawson City Yukon: Why This Historic Canadian Town is Worth a Visit

Frontier style buildings that harken back to the gold rush days, Dawson City, the Heart of the Klondike Gold Rush-8741

Updated May 2020 Dawson City, Yukon, can’t let go of its past. And for this tiny town less than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, that’s a good thing. The Gold Rush On a hot August day in 1896, gold was discovered in Yukon swampland that would later be known as Dawson City, and the Klondike […]

Flightseeing Over The Extraordinary Kaskawulsh Glacier

Looking down the glacier down towards the icefield--Kaskawulsh glacier in Yukon's Kulane National Park-1084

I opened the door of the tiny plane and hopped out, sinking into the wet snow up to my shins of the Kaskawulsh Glacier. Squinting behind my sunglasses, I scanned the sea of snow-covered peaks glistening against a blinding blue sky. We were completely alone. Tiny specs of life standing in the middle of the Yukon’s […]

All You Need to Know Safari Photography Tips

Close up of lion face in the Maasai Mara, Kenya | How to Take Amazing Wildlife Photos on an African Safari

On an African safari, wildlife is nothing less than spectacular but creating truly memorable images is challenging. Animals don’t appear on command and when they do, making sure we make great pictures isn’t high on their list of priorities. A professional photographer knows amazing wildlife photos are not only made in the moment but in […]

Hot Air Balloon Rides: All You Need to Know

Ever thought about taking a hot air balloon ride? Floating above an exotic destination with vistas that take your breath away? You should. No matter how many adventures you embark upon, you’ll never forget a ride in a hot-air balloon. There’s no feeling of speed or ascension. You glide. It’s as if your basket is […]

What Photojournalist Peter Turnley Taught Me About Street Photography

Two kinds on Coney Island - Peter Turnley New York Street Photography Workshop

My photography has felt a little uninspired lately. When I travel it’s easier. A new place, new people, I burst with motivation. But at home in New York City, a place I’ve lived and gotten used to for over 15 years, I go blank. In hopes of igniting a spark of creativity, I took a […]

Don’t Miss the Fabulous Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Woman and her baby walking in the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2016

Women half dressed wearing fish costumes. Men half dressed wearing fish costumes. Elaborate doos, makeup for days. Painted floats and classic cars. The streets filled with cheering crowds. Welcome to the Mermaid Parade. It’s quite a spectacle. When to Go I’d read about the Parade for years before finally going in 2016. Once I was there I felt […]

Sing along with David Ippolito, The Guitar Man from Central Park

Boaters on the lake in Central Park stop to listen to David "Guitar Man"

here are plenty of things to do in New York City on a warm summer Saturday, but if you haven’t spent an afternoon with David Ippolito, The Guitar Man from Central Park, you’re missing out. Whether alone or with the family, he’s a big dose of feel-good, and who can’t use more of that? You’ll find him […]

8 Reasons You’re Taking Bad Photos and How to Make Them Better

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What makes a bad photo? That’s in the eye of the beholder. Right? Usually, it goes something like this: You see something that inspires you, you take the photo, and you’re completely underwhelmed because what you had in your mind’s eye is not what you imagined. I feel you. I’ve been there. I  knew what I wanted creatively, […]

Take Part in an Authentic Spring Cattle Branding in Montana

Cowboys' roping a calf for Triple Creek Ranch Spring Branding Day -

As soon as I get out of the vehicle, I’m hit by the baritone wails coming from dozens of distressed heifers. Their calves have been moved to an adjoining pen—and they’re not happy about it. Some pace while others stretch out their necks, raise their noses to the sky and mooooooooooo. (click above to hear the cows that morning)  Spring […]