Category: Nature

Skiing in the Desert of Dubai & Road Trip to Oman

I’ve been skiing, snowboarding, and tubing in Dubai.  It’s a surreal experience.  I do recommend it.  The novelty factor is very high given the extreme hot temperatures in desert sandy HOT HOT conditions that Dubai and the UAE is known for. A quick tour of the Ski Hill in...

Ancient Cliff Monasteries of Meteora Greece

I was inspired by a photo on Bing.  I saw what looked like huge granite rocks with old buildings hanging off the sides.  As I did research I found these monasteries from 500+ years ago that continue to exist in inhospitable places.  I was sure they were designed for...

New Baby Penguin First Encounter Footage from Antarctica

The most popular comment right now on my baby penguin youtube video is an upset viewer comment saying… “I can’t believe you &^%$ stopped filming!” A lot of the traffic I’m getting right now is traffic from my popular baby penguin video filmed on a trip to Antarctica where...

Bali Indonesia Land of Peace and Land of the Monkey King

Bali is clearly one of the most beautiful islands in the world.  Beyond that the people and the culture there is the richest I’ve found in all my travels.  The people are so humble, so nice, and so culturally rich.  I had the chance to witness a Balinese wedding. ...

Viral Baby Penguin Travel Video Goes Mainstream

In my previous post, I shared how my traffic on my baby penguin video started to take off.  I was getting requests from various people asking them if they could use my video, and others looking for rights.  Analyzing the traffic was fascinating.  The 15 minutes of fame as...

Behind the Scenes: Baby Penguin Meets Human for the First Time

On Saturday I noticed I was getting a bunch of comments on my baby penguin video, a video recorded from a SharePoint trip to Antarctica.  I blogged about my travel, photos, and videos on a travel post Antarctica the final frontier. I LOVE to travel and hope you enjoy...

Machu Picchu Spiritual City of the Sky and Wonder of the World (5 of 7)

This post is in a series of 7 posts on the 7 Wonders of the New World Great Wall of China – Sacrifice of a Nation Christ the Redeemer Statue – Religious Icon of Rio Brazil Taj Mahal – Sacred Mausoleum of Agra India Petra Jordan – Nabataean Cave City of the Desert Machu...

Thailand Trekking: Traveling by Elephant in the Land of Smiles

I grew up really LOVING “Ripley’s Believe it or Not”, reading the comic strip, reading the books, and later watching the shows.  I imagined myself having a job like his.  Travel the world and capture images and stories the bizarre and fantastic.   My trip to the golden triangle of...

Antarctica the Ultimate Final Frontier in Travel

As a global traveller, on this planet there is nothing more remote than Antarctica.  It is way bigger than it looks on any common map.  That place is just so vast. 14 million square miles and 1.5 times the size of the U.S. and is 98% ice and 2% barren...