This mosaic is made up of hundreds of pictures taken along Route 66. It has shots of diners, roadside giants, ancient bridges, crazy museums, and so much more. I’ve blown it up and printed it poster-size!
No outing has stirred-up my yearning for road trips more than driving from Chicago to Los Angeles along Historic Route 66. With the right guide there is still much to be seen. For any fan of early twentieth century Americana, the path is rich with rewards. How much have I enjoyed it? Well, enough to have driven it eight times and still be wanting more!
Check out my first trip blog here.
Two rivers run through glens (narrow valleys) and merge producing a variety of falls which are all visible during a short hike of less than three miles. They’re not just there to be seen. You can actually climb around in them!
Between two extensive road trips covering what will amount to more than 22,000 miles I decided it was appropriate to post a reminder. There are plenty of lovely sites near home in the mid-atlantic area. One such destination is Ricketts Glenn which is a four hour drive into Pennsylvania and in theory a one-day round trip. Here youll find a network of 21 waterfalls over a very short distance, making it both pleasant to visit and gratifying to photograph.
Check out the original blog post here: Ricketts Glen Falls.
It was cold and wet and foggy; I wasn’t feeling so good physically. However, I was on cloud nine as I sat next to the peak marker of Ben Nevis in Scotland at over 4,400 feet.
Nowhere on my plan did I write “Oh yeah and climb England’s tallest peak.”
Still, that’s what I did while visiting Fort Williams in western Scotland, on the border of the highlands. From near sea level it’s a persistent climb over several miles as you climb to the peak. At the base they were warning people off due to bad weather but when was I going to come back? Not any time soon so I put on all the layers of clothes I had and set out. It was rewarding.
One trick to an amazing cave tour is the lighting. Carlsbad did the best job of all the caves I’ve toured. The place is astounding to walk through and shoot. I’ll definitely be revisiting Carlsbad in the future!
Cave visits seem to be a recent theme so I thought I’d surface one of the very best. Located in New Mexico, this National Monument is vast, vast, vast and chalk full of formations. Better still for a photographer, you can enter with a tripod and go at your own pace. This luxury affords a great opportunity to capture wonderful images.
To see some shots from Carlsbad Caverns click here.
Where I.M. Pei has left his mark, I want to visit. Pyramids and the Louvre went together in his mind. Apparently this woman wanted the same. Paris had so many sites to see! I must return!
My first trip to France was from London via the Chunnel.
Good stuff, though my hostel left much to be desired.
Click here for a look back on my visit.