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A collection of my favorite travel journal entries, selected based on the quality of the photos or content, or just because I liked the way it came out.

Gorgeous Jiuzhaigou Valley in Two Days

Exploring the magnificent lakes and gorgeous mountain scenery of Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park in two days.

Sichuan > China | Sep 3, 2012

Rafting on the Li River

The Li River near Guilin and Yangshuo is famous for its fantastic landscape of karst peaks.

Yangshuo > Guangxi Province > China | Aug 31, 2012

Bicycling around Yangshuo

Typically the terminus of a boat cruise down the fantastic Li River, Yangshuo was a peaceful village until recently.

Yangshuo > Guangxi Province > China | Aug 30, 2012

Finding Victoria Peak Garden

Take the tram to explore The Peak above Hong Kong and find Victoria Peak Gardens.

Hong Kong > China | Aug 29, 2012

Out & About in Hong Kong

Checking out the sights in this extensive island city in Southern China.

Hong Kong > China | Aug 28, 2012

Balloon Ride over the Vineyards of Temecula

Today we boarded a most extraordinary flying machine called a hot air balloon.

Temecula > California > United States | May 6, 2012

Hiking Makiki Forest Recreation Area

Follow the Makiki Valley Trails then Round Top Drive to catch the views of Waikiki and Honolulu.

Honolulu > Hawaii > United States | Nov 13, 2011

An Itinerary for Visiting California

California is a big state. If planning a visit, here’s an itinerary with popular attractions.

California > United States | Jun 1, 2011

The Korean Bell of Friendship

A symbol of friendship between Korea and the United States, presented on the latter’s bicentennial.

Los Angeles > California > United States | Apr 9, 2011

Motorcycling Mulholland Drive & Highway

An epic motorcycle ride on Mulholland Drive & Highway from Griffith Park to Malibu.

Los Angeles > California > United States | Mar 25, 2011

Exploring Kenai Peninsula

An adventurer’s paradise, we were here fishing for salmon and halibut.

Kenai Peninsula > Alaska > United States | Aug 29, 2010

Enjoying the Butchart Gardens

Composed of five main gardens, each with unique character and texture, Butchart Gardens is a visual feast.

Victoria > British Columbia > Canada | Aug 25, 2010

The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

Riding the classic Klondike Gold Rush train through Alaska’s wilderness is a rare treat.

Skagway > Alaska > United States | Aug 22, 2010

Driving from Portland to Sayulita

A 2500-mile drive to attend my sister’s wedding near her home in Sayulita.

Mexico | Nov 20, 2009

Ridin’ ATVs on Oregon’s Dunes

A fun day of tearing around on the sand.

Oregon > United States | Sep 4, 2009

Yosemite from Glacier Point

High above Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point is an ideal place to take in all this soaring natural splendor.

California > United States | May 18, 2009

Hiking the Santa Margarita River Trail

A pleasant trail following its namesake river through a canyon oasis near Fallbrook, California.

Fallbrook > California > United States | Apr 25, 2009

Griffith Park - the Heart of Los Angeles

Nestled in the sprawling city of Los Angeles is this vast chunk of wilderness with numerous recreation areas.

Los Angeles > California > United States | Mar 4, 2009

Hiking Mount Olomana

Visible from anywhere in Kailua-Kaneohe are the three peaks of Mount Olomana.

Oahu > Hawaii > United States | Feb 23, 2008

Hiking Waimea Falls Park

This popular attraction is a sanctuary for numerous rare plants and birds.

Oahu > Hawaii > United States | Feb 7, 2008

Polo Game at Mokuleia

As an early teen I had Sunday jobs as goalie or scorekeeper at the Mokuleia Polo Grounds.

Oahu > Hawaii > United States | Sep 9, 2007

SpinJam! Fire Show in Honolulu

SpinJam is every Tuesday night at the scenic Kaka'ako Waterfront Park amphitheater, at the end of Cooke Street.

Honolulu > Hawaii > United States | Jun 14, 2007

Hometown Mokuleia

Relatively undiscovered, rural Mokuleia offers a variety of fun activities for a complete island experience.

Oahu > Hawaii > United States | Jun 1, 2007

A Day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Visually engaging and stocked with an excellent collection of marine life, an excellent place to spend the day.

Monterey > California > United States | May 22, 2007

Luminous Las Vegas

By day a hot, dusty desert city, by night a smorgasbord of entertainment and pleasure.

Las Vegas > Nevada > United States | May 16, 2007

North of Sedona by Helicopter

Carved by millions of years of massive geological forces, the red rock canyons and buttes north of Sedona are a must-see.

Sedona > Arizona > United States | May 14, 2007

Strolling in the National Mall

Famous monuments and buildings adorn our nation’s capital next to the Potomac River.

Washington D.C. > United States | May 8, 2007

Strolling about in Central Park

The jewel of New York City, and an essential escape from the asphalt jungle of this vast metropolis.

New York City > New York > United States | May 5, 2007

Isla Contoy Bird Sanctuary

Isla Contoy is a long, slender island off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.

Isla Contoy > Quintana Roo > Mexico | Nov 12, 2004

Que Bonita Isla Mujeres

Near the tip of the Yucatán peninsula, Isla Mujeres is a popular day trip for tourists in Cancun.

Isla Mujeres > Quintana Roo > Mexico | Nov 11, 2004

San Juan to St. Thomas by Seaplane

One way to get to St. Thomas from San Juan, Puerto Rico is by amphibious aircraft.

Caribbean > Caribbean | Jul 5, 2003

Camping at Kalalau Valley and Beach

Remote Kalalau Valley and Beach make an excellent camping and hiking getaway if visiting Kauai.

Kauai > Hawaii > United States | Jul 17, 2002

Waimea Canyon by Helicopter

An exhilarating flight through this exquisite Hawaiian beauty.

Kauai > Hawaii > United States | Jul 15, 2002

Na Pali Coast by Helicopter

One of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, and best seen from the sea or air.

Kauai > Hawaii > United States | Jul 15, 2002


Nice, Cote d’Azur

Nice, Cote d’Azur

The Carretera in Sonora

Carretera in Sonora

On each side of the long dune are lakes and marshy areas. This trail was very steep on each end and formed a narrow isthmus through a scenic marsh. I had to be very careful not to slide off into the water.

Oregon Dunes

Fishing boats, fishermen, dock, pilings, pelicans, ocean, inlet, Florida Keys

Florida Keys

Victoria Peak Garden

Victoria Peak Garden

Looking over Mokuleia from the Glider

Dillingham Airfield

My camper van, a 2006 Ford E250 van with a high-top. The motorcycle is a 2006 Honda CBR600RR.

Camper Van

Lake Arrowhead from the Green Valley Lake Road. Beyond is the Mojave Desert.

Lake Arrowhead