Category Archive: Photo Focus

Low Tide and a Toddler in Birch Bay, WA

During a recent visit to see my dear friend and college roommate, I had the opportunity to explore one of the Pacific Northwest’s best kept secrets—Birch Bay, Washington. Five minutes after walking out her front door, the four of us (my friend, her two children, and myself) crossed over a rocky path and onto the …

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Photo Focus – The Oregon Coast

Those of us born in the 1980s are intimately familiar with the Oregon Trail computer game. A lucky few have completed the pilgrimage from Independence, Missouri to Oregon’s Willamette Valley with all of their family members, oxen, and provisions in tow, while the majority were lucky to make it to Idaho with a loaf of …

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Photo Focus – iPhone Treasures in Graeagle

There are few things more frustrating than missing a great shot because your big DSLR camera isn’t locked-and-loaded or is back in the hostel safe. I don’t typically travel with my iPhone (for fear of losing it), but boy-oh-boy I think I’m going to start. While enjoying my family vacation last week in Graeagle, CA …

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Photo Focus – Two Legged Wonder

Your eyes do not deceive you—that is a two-legged dog walking without assistance. And not only does he walk but he also trots and runs, full-out. It’s amazing. This is Bruce. He belongs to the Lanta Animal Welfare General Manager (Matt) and Marketing/Adoption Coordinator (Lindsay). He was found in a plastic bag in Bangkok, both …

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Photo Focus – Woman’s Best Friend

This week’s photo focus comes from Koh Lanta, Thailand where I was recently reunited with my adopted street dog Lady. In just three weeks we will board a plane together en route to San Francisco. Until then, we are enjoying all of the sunset beach walks that we can, with plenty of breaks to chase …

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Photo Focus – The King’s Birthday, Cambodia

Some of my favorite travel moments are those that were completely unplanned, unexpected, and that ended with a BANG! The evening pictured here fits that description to a T. For three days (May 13-15), Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh celebrated King Norodom Sihamon’s birthday with nightly fireworks shows in front of the Royal Palace. It just …

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