Doi Inthanon National Park – BYO…TP!

Doi Inthanon National Park is well known within Thailand, but does not typically make the cut for most western tourists. It’s a 2.5 hour drive from Chiang Mai, and getting around the park without your own set of wheels is pretty limiting. Once we decided to tackle the 712km/442 mile Mae Hong Son loop, we …

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6 years later: A return to Lanta Animal Welfare

It’s well documented that I’m obsessed with my Thai dog, Lady, whom I adopted from Lanta Animal Welfare (LAW) while volunteering there in 2013. When Terra and I decided to head back to Thailand for our honeymoon, visiting LAW was a must-do, non-negotiable on my list. While I’d joked with friends and family about bringing …

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No longer a newbie—San Francisco Pride Parade

Over the weekend I had the honor of walking in San Francisco’s Pride parade. Pretty exciting for first-time parade attendee, I must say. My friend Chloe Jackman is a professional photographer, and when she put out an open call to join her as she shot for the SF Bay Times (LGBTQ News & Calendar for …

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Photo Focus – Yosemite by Night

While I have yet to complete my final Colombia posts, I couldn’t wait to share these long exposure shots from Yosemite National Park. We braved the crowds for Labor Day weekend and on our final night I played around with Terra’s Nikon D650, keeping the shutter open for as long as 30 seconds at a time. What …

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Photo Focus – Valle de Cocora Hummingbirds

The Valle de Cocora deserves its own post, and its own post it shall receive. For now, I want to share these incredible shots that were captured using Terra’s new Nikon D750, the first full-frame camera that I’ve ever had the opportunity to shoot with. After hiking for about an hour, we arrived at the …

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Two dogs, zero balls—the story of Roky and Big Poppa

I had originally planned to write about Roky and Big Poppa in my post about our day in Guatapé, but these two legends really do deserve their own story. I’ll start with Roky. As we passed through the main square in Guatapé, a bassett hound was fully sprawled out in front of a restaurant, begging …

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