Triple Creek Ranch: An Extraordinary Luxury Dude Ranch in Montana

Riding on the CB ranch in Darby, Montana

I was exhausted.  Emotionally Spent. I needed an escape. The outdoors. Fresh air. So when I was invited to Triple Creek Ranch, an adult-only, all-inclusive resort hidden in a sea of pine, I knew it was fate. I learned I’d attend a real Spring cattle branding, ride horseback, commune with nature, and try sapphire panning (Never heard […]

Where to find the Best Burger in Manhattan

Hamburger and fries in Burger Joint in New York City

Long before the likes of Shake Shack, In & Out Burger and a myriad of other hamburger hotspots skyrocketed to fame and foodie fortune, there was, and still is, Burger Joint. Sequestered (dare I say hidden?) behind an imposing velvet curtain in the lobby of Le Parker Meridien on West 56th Street in Manhattan, Burger […]

Cuba’s Classic Cars: So Much More than Postcard Fodder

Red classic car with sexy hood ornament in Havana, Cuba

I had to mull this post over. I asked myself: was a photo-essay showcasing the sexy (and perhaps not so sexy) classic cars that I saw while on my photo tour in Cuba too cliché? My conclusion: Probably, but what the hell. I’m not a car person. As far as I am concerned, they’re just a […]

Captiva Island Cruising: Fun. Sun. Flawless Beaches

We were stumped. The ceiling and walls of Cabbage Key’s breezy back patio were dripping with dollar bills. Where on earth would we leave our “donation”? Affixed with gobs of masking tape and mounted with the precision of a leaf blower, I couldn’t see an inch of available space. Thousands of travelers had been here over the years […]

14 Tips on How to Prepare for an African Wildlife Photo Safari

Leopard sitting in a tree in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

One of the most spectacular photographic opportunities on the planet is an African safari. I wish I had the skill to properly convey how amazing it is in all the ways one would dream about. And how impossibly inspiring it is from dawn until dusk. But even as I read this I know my description […]

23 Photos of Beautiful Birds from Around the World

I’m not much for bird photography. I like it, It’s that most of the time I’m just not good at it. But in celebration of National Bird Day, I thought I would share some of my favorite beautiful bird photos, I’ve taken at home and abroad! From Central Park to the Masai Mara, and a variety […]

The Ultimate Kazakh Mongolian 8-hour Dance Party [Videos]

Dancing with Kazakh Nomads in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia

I’m not that much for big crazy parties. Don’t get me wrong I have my moments. But normally I’m pretty low-key, preferring an intimate dinner to a raucous evening out on the town. But on a trip to Asia, I  gleefully indulged in one of those aforementioned “moments” with a group of Kazakh Mongolians.  And when […]

Guide: How to Survive Long Flights in Economy

View from Plane window

I’ve taken a lot of I’ve-been-on-this-plane-forever flights through the years, and while the ever-shrinking legroom and lack of amenities are frustrating, here are some tips from me and some of my fellow travelers, on how to survive long flights in economy. Updated January 2020 What to Wear on a Long Economy Flight and Still Look […]

Why Kazakh Nomad Women in Mongolia Can Spend All Day Milking

Old Kazakh Woman milking sheep and goats in the Altai Mountains, Mongolia

It’s milking time. Again. All hands on deck. The women of the Kazakh nomad community in Western Mongolia are in all-out commando mode. Their tongues click and arms wave as they chase their herds of goats and sheep into a pen. Hundreds of hooves dart this way and that, swirling and spinning, trying to avoid what’s […]