Walking The Camino de Santiago

I recently had a chance to photograph and walk the Camino de Santiago in Portugal & Spain with Backroads. Walking and hiking is something I enjoy doing but I’ve never experienced anything quite like the Camino de Santiago. If you’re not familiar with the Camino aka. The Way of St. James then I would suggest …

Support and Encouragement

I credit my wife, Samantha, for me photographing the summer solstice sunset that everyone went crazy over on the internet. Our son’s due date was at that any moment stage so I had been hesitant to go out but I made a remark after dinner how I think there was going to be an amazing …

Tadoussac

I’ve had a lifelong connection to Canada and Quebec had been a place I’d been wanting to visit for several years now so I had an opportunity to travel there last week via Backroads. We spent the first evening in Tadoussac which was a three-hour drive north of Quebec City. This was a very small town but …

Piazza San Marco

Colorful Venice

Servizio Gondole

The City Built on Water

It blows my mind that people could find a way to build a city of this size on water in the 8th century. Who thinks of this stuff?!? While Venice is as beautiful of a city as there is, it’s also a very dirty city. Sometimes the canals smell like shit to put it kindly and …

Venezia

A year ago, Samantha and I celebrated our honeymoon in Rome. My initial choice was Venice but in the end we opted for Rome because we didn’t think we could spend a week there. We had such a great time in Rome that it was a natural decision to return to Italy and visit Venice for …

The Heart of Ancient Rome

Rome has an interesting mix of architectural styles due to it’s long history of civilization. The most famous era of architecture is from the Roman Empire; aka. “Ancient Rome”. Though there are small pockets of ancient buildings scattered about the city, the majority of what remains is found at the Roman Forum. It’s surreal to be …

Vatican City

We spent the third day of our honeymoon at Vatican City. Not knowing any better, we waited two hours in line for St. Peter’s Basilica thinking that we were actually in line for the Vatican Museums. By the time we asked our fellow travelers in line it was beyond the point of stepping out of line …