Santa Barbara

Holy Smokes, did I love walking the streets of Santa Barbara! The Spanish architecture, ginormous palms, and wealth of succulents, all framed by the Santa Ynez Mountains and the sea are enough to make anyone swoon, really. Where did all this Spanish flair come from, you ask? Well, I’ll tell ya! We have proof that…

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Christchurch: the city that doesn’t quit

When we first landed in New Zealand, we rented a car in Auckland, drove all around the North Island, took the ferry to the South Island, explored there, and eventually took the ferry back north. Throughout our travels, most of the locals told us to avoid Christchurch. The area has been ravaged by several earthquakes…

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Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, Australia. There was something about it that reminded me of a much cleaner version of New Orleans. It’s on the bay, and a river winds throw the city center. The architecture is quite diverse and interesting, you can easily take boats to get around the city, and there is…

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One of my favorite cities on earth!

After spending a few days in Sydney–we hopped on a plane to Melbourne. I really enjoyed the laid back nature of the Australian airline, Quantas.¬†Of course, it wouldn’t be Australian if it wasn’t laid back. First thing we did was take a cab to our hotel, The Sheraton in the Docklands. I really enjoyed that…

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Sneakers in Sydney

I’m so excited to share one of the most remarkable trips I’ve ever taken with you all. It started through a jet lagged foggy haze Down Under. I just wrapped a weeklong shoot in California (see some of that trip on my Carhartt blog here), and I had a few new lenses in tow. My…

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Chi-town no more

Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Chicago anymore. That’s right, folks. I made the move to Kansas City, MO. So far it’s been a blast with all the concerts, bike rides, breweries, farmers’ markets, and First Fridays. Get a feel for this mid-sized city as you scroll through the photos below. And if…

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg is a sweet little German town, surrounded by an old city gate and a few rivers. Perhaps I shouldn’t say little because it happens to be the second largest city in Bavaria, just after Munich. It dates back to the Middle Ages, 1050 to be exact. It’s been ravaged by the plague and home to…

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Munich Round II

Maybe you remember that I was in Munich for Oktoberfest. Well, I got to go back and spend a little more time in the beautiful city. Of course, I made my way to the original Hofbrauhaus. It dates back to the 16th century and smelled a bit of barf, understandably so. There are plenty of…

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A Guide to Rotterdam, A Hidden Gem In The Netherlands

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations. You can see why in my previous posts about the beautiful city (here, here, and here). What most people don’t know is that there is a beautiful place in South Holland, only 40 minutes away from Amsterdam by train, that has much to offer as well.…

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Timelessness

It’s often said that black and white photography creates a sense of timelessness. I love to take a photo full of people and indicators, turn it black and white, and watch as it transforms into a completely different piece of art. Most of the time I even consider making this alteration to a picture, it’s…

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