On Today’s Date in the Past: Holiday Cards are Done Look Who Didn’t Make It to Midnight Ready for Midnight 2012:  A Year in Review

Home to the oldest lighthouse on the West Coast and an abandoned prison, Alcatraz Island is now managed by the National Park Service. Each year, more than 1.3 million people visit “The Rock”, the federal penitentiary that once housed America’s most notorious criminals. Here are three shots of Alcatraz from my August trip to San […]

After a business trip that took me to Amsterdam, Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Milan, and Lisbon, the final destination is Frankfurt, Germany.  Here is a what a walk along the Main River looks like on a chilly, overcast Saturday morning in January. On Today’s Date in the Past: Studio Shoot:  Rose Dark Chocolate Pistachio Toffee = […]

Our first night in Lisbon, Portugal was cold, dark, and rainy.  We decided to stay put at the hotel and just eat dinner there.  Luckily the food was amazing!  It was still cold, dark, and rainy our second (and last night) in Lisbon, but we decided to venture out so we could at least get […]

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul may be better known as the Blue Mosque due to the 20,000 blue tiles on the walls of its interior.  The mosque was completed in 1616 under Sultan Ahmet Ier’s rule in order to “calm God” after a war with Persia. It has one main dome, six minarets, and eight […]

While I’ve been back to see the outside several times, I haven’t actually been inside the Louvre for more than ten years.  I had a little free time on Thursday afternoon, and I thought a visit to the Louvre would be a good way to spend a rainy day in Paris. As I spent a […]

Over the past three weeks, I traveled nearly 20,000 miles between seven cities on three continents.  January is the worst possible month to travel in the northern half of the Northern Hemisphere.  It’s cold, damp, and dark.  Plus, my trip was for work, so there were precious few hours to see much of anything outside […]