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Snowbirds and Mountains I've heard many good things about Tucson before I eventually made my way there last winter. Like Florida, it's a top destination for  people migrating to warm weather and I can appreciate why. I didn't spend too much time here but enough to know that I would revisit it in a heartbeat. Apparently, the accessibly of the mountains within


Carlsbad Caves and White Sands

Yin and Yang I wasn't really planning on hitting these two spots as it was a bit out of the way on my route but I ran into a few people on a hike that raved about it. Granted, I made my decision not go out of the way based mostly on photos because really, dark caves wasn't really my things. Still,

Carlsbad Caves and White Sands2022-12-29T02:41:40+00:00

Upstate NY Fall 2022

Fall Glory I did a quick road trip to upstate NY for a retreat and catch the fall colors. I rarely plan a trip around a specific season but since moving to the Midwest, it was on the back of my mind for a while since all my years in California didn't encourage thinking in seasons. Even though the trip was mostly

Upstate NY Fall 20222022-12-26T14:11:17+00:00

Guadalupe National Park

Small and Mighty After Big Bend NP, I stopped by a rather famous 'ghosttown' of Terlingua, which is about 30 west of the park. It definitely an interesting place with a very interesting cemetery  but probably not worth more than one visit! Unless you're spending a lot of time in Big Bend and need supplies and there are definitely good food options!

Guadalupe National Park2022-12-19T03:05:00+00:00

Big Bend

Unexpectedly Marvelous  I have friends in Texas that lived there all their life and have never visited Big Bend. I guess all the time I've spent on the road now means a 9 hour haul from houston isn't such a big deal. Anyway, it was peak season in Big Bend but it definitely didn't feel crowded at all by comparison to peak

Big Bend2022-12-19T03:06:28+00:00


A Spiritual Mecca I've been wanting to visit Crestone for quite some time when I learned that there were a number of Tibetan Buddhist retreat centers in this small town of less than 500 people. Although I didn't really spend too much time exploring because I was mostly there for do interviews for my Beyond the cushion project, I got enough of


Run WoodStock

Peace love and trails I don't do many races these days but Run Woodstock is a classic in southeast Michigan. Totally enjoyed the 'woodstock' hippie vibes and capturing all the courageous people out on the trails. From 5k to 100 miles, people of all sizes and shapes are out there going beyond their comfort zone. You can see all the photos from

Run WoodStock2021-09-13T18:15:03+00:00

Barefoot and Free Yoga Festival

Intimate Gatherings I've enjoyed my share of big festivals such as Burning Man and Wanderlust during my time in the Bay Area so I couldn't resist Barefoot and Free yoga festival at within an hour of my home. Like my time when I am out in nature, I am usually 'torn' as a participant and being a photographer.  My desire to be

Barefoot and Free Yoga Festival2022-12-19T02:19:58+00:00

The SouthWest

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The SouthWest2021-06-12T17:46:15+00:00
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