I went to San Francisco recently on a business trip but was able to spend a couple of days with an old friend and her family in Berkeley. They live near the border of Albany, and when I asked her husband if he had any ideas of where […]
Ok.. I’m not going to pretend that this is an awesome image. It is however, one of my all time favorites. Less for its overall aesthetic quality, and more because I didn’t know I took it. Yeah, you read that right. Let me back up…
Look at the light! That stare! The combination is mesmerizing isn’t it? I just came upon Mitchell Kanashkevich’s work an hour or so before penning this post, and I am so glad I did. The portfolio, “Everyday Living with the Hamer Tribe” from which this photo was plucked […]
Secrets of My Travel Drawer: Avid Travelers Recommend 20 Must-pack Items Vetted By Countless Miles, Mishaps, And Serendipity
I was speaking to some friends recently who were going away on holiday, and they asked me for my recommendations on must-pack items for their trip. I ended up repeating a lot of the things that I wrote back in August in the piece below, so I thought […]
Whenever I look through my archives, I find myself drawn to this photo. It was 2010 and I was in Marrakech with a small group of travelers, winding through the souk down alleys so narrow that when you stretched out your arms you could touch both sides. I […]
It happens this time every year. I go a little crazy. Months of seemingly endless cold and grey, and time spent sequestered in my apartment (doesn’t help that my home is also my office), has me jumping out of my skin. I recently spent 10 days in Florida […]
Photo by Steve McCurry I am one of 60 zillion people that hold Steve McCurry in high regard; his work is absolutely amazing. While there are so many pictures worthy of attention, I especially like this photo for a variety of reasons.
I love steelcut oatmeal. I love the texture – slightly al dente – and a richer flavor than regular rolled oats. It’s my kind of morning comfort food. Add some fresh berries or raisins and I am in heaven.
I recently wrote this piece for Solo Traveler and wanted to share it with you here as well. Every day in the bush is special, but the experience depends a great deal on the camps you choose to visit — there are hundreds to choose from. The good […]
Photographing wildlife in Africa is a unique experience, but what I discovered about photography when I shot with professional wildlife photographer Gerry van der Walt, director of Wild Eye, and his team in Kenya was surprisingly universal. Whether in the bush or in your own backyard, you can use […]