Top Spots for the Best Views of Seattle

Seattle is one of my favorite cities.  It would be #1 if I didn't love Manhattan, London, Amsterdam and Stockholm.  One of the things I love is that some days when I'm riding around or just hanging out I feel like I'm in a lovely painting of blue skies, perfect cumulus clouds, green tree lined roads … [Read more...]

Capture The Color Competition

I was nominated by Runaway Brit to enter the Capture The Color Travel Blogger Competition.   So, what is it?  Basically, a travel blogger submits a photo that showcase the following colors:  blue, green, yellow, white, and red.  And, then they nominate 5 other bloggers.  It's a simple as that.  … [Read more...]

Where In The Hell Have I Been?

It's been months since I've written a post.  The thing is, I don't really like to write when I'm traveling.  I left home on January 22nd and hung out in the States for 5 months, living out of a suitcase.  And, though I did some traveling and took a decent amount of photos, I couldn't bring myself to … [Read more...]

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; My Trip of Firsts

Jeddah the gateway to Mecca is said to be the largest cultural melting pot in the world, and that this is the reason for its chilled vibe.  I don't know if this is true, but I do know that in the almost 4 yeas that I've lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that those 3 days I spent in Jeddah were … [Read more...]

Things To Do On The Big Island

Circumnavigate The Island Pack a lunch, grab some refreshments, and hit the road.  The Big Island is really the only island among the Hawaiian Islands in which you can really put the pedal to the metal.  This road trip is an excellent way to spend the day.  Starting out in Kailua-Kona or Waikoloa … [Read more...]

My Favorite Travel Photos From 2011

This year I’ve done a lot of traveling, and of course that means I’ve taken a ton of photos. I’m an amateur photographer, and I don’t know what I’m doing half the time (that’s not entirely true, but it feels like it), but sometimes things just come together and I get a photo I really like. … [Read more...]

My 2011 Travel Year In Review

2011 has been an awesome year for travel.  I left Saudi Arabia for San Diego on December 24th to spend the Christmas holiday with my family in San Diego.  What started out as a six week visit turned in to a six month West Coast holiday. When I add that to my impromptu trip to Stockholm and another … [Read more...]

Photo Tour: Akaka Falls, Hawaii

Cascading waterfalls, lush tropical vegetation, fragrant flowers, huge ferns and towering bamboo trees.  This is what I found on my half mile leisurely stroll through Akaka Falls State Park.  A place with this type of description is bound to have plenty of photo opportunities.  Therefore, I will let … [Read more...]

Remembering Cancun

This was a short vacation break.  We had no plans other than to get away from work and the rain, rain, and mo' rain in Seattle. For four days we resided at the Fiesta Americana in Cancun, Mexico with a view of the Caribbean from our balcony. I can't remember a lot of  the day to day … [Read more...]

Embrace The Detours: Kolekole State Park, Hawaii

We discovered it by accident. We were on a road trip going from Waikoloa to Hilo on Highway 19 and had loaded the car down with freshly made organic salads, fruit, fruit juices, water, and some candy munchies from the pit stop made earlier at a naturals foods market in Waimea. Highway 19, along the  … [Read more...]