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Life in Quito Ecuador in Contrast to the States

Centered at the edge of the Andes, at 9,350 feet, Quito is the highest capital city in the world. In 1978, UNESCO declared the city of over two million as one of the first World Cultural Heritage Sites. But what is it like to spend time in Quito? For people who grow up in the United […]

Bikes Replaced Wildflowers in Crested Butte

Last year was the first time I had ever been to Crested Butte, and I was astonished at the colorful varieties of wildflowers that covered the fields and hills.  Hoping to capture more impressive landscapes of wildflowers, I invited my mom to go back with me this year. Unfortunately, due to the drought, the wildfires, and the lack […]

The Saguaro’s Point of View in Tucson

As I hiked through Bear Canyon, I wondered if I would actually see a bear. I didn’t. But I saw plenty of cacti. On the hike to Seven Falls, each of the various shapes and sizes of saguaros made me think of individual people.  People who have lived for decades or even a couple hundred […]

Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, Oaha – Get There Early!

Deep blue water fades into a turquoise shade as it fills the seashell shaped cove.  Strands of coral carving its way through the shallow waters make Hanauma Bay a diving and snorkeling hotspot. Hanauma Bay off the southeast side of Oahu is filled with hundreds of species of sea wildlife.  Surgeonfish, sailfin tangs, and parrot […]

Photos of Oahu Hawaii

Check out these photos from Hawaii, September 2011, using Canon SX230 HS.

Food in Oahu: The Beach View at Duke’s

I am back from my first time visiting Hawaii.  Ah, the beaches, the white sand, the sunshine, the perfect weather, the flowers and the palm trees. But I am not going to bore you with things you already know:  Hawaii is beautiful. One thing I did not know about Hawaii (at least Oahu) is all […]

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Australia Through the Eyes of an Ordinary Man

I grew up as an eighties child, so one of my first memories of the land “down under” is a place where women glow and men plunder. Of course, at that time, I had no idea what Men at Work meant by that phrase. I’m not sure I even do now. Around that same time, […]

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