Monserrate, Colombia

High atop the mountain overlooking the city of Bogota sits the famous cathedral of Montserrat where the faithful make their annual pilgrimage by climbing barefoot, or even on their knees, up to the beautiful cathedral for the daily traditional catholic services. Hiking to the top can be a great way to spend the day, watch…

Bogota, Colombia

Mountains, gold, emeralds, art, architecture, colorful hillside barrios full of Chicha bars and salsa clubs, Bogota is thriving today in this bustling capital city. You feel the altitude as you climb the hillside streets, it sucks your energy but the excitement staves off the exhaustion. People are everywhere, they grind, hustle and bustle to sell…

Daintree Rainforest, Queensland Australia

The oldest living entity on the planet lies along the northeastern coastline of Australia.  Over 250 million years have gone by with the Daintree expanding and contracting as the tectonic shifts shaped the rainforest of today and the creatures it houses.  This is where the barrier reef ends and the mangroves begin, the brackish estuaries…

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Diving and snorkeling on the great barrier reef is unparalleled and simply leaves you breathless with the spectacular wonders and creatures held in these waters. You never know what wonders await you underwater! I was fortunate enough to meet these unforgettable creatures over my 9 dives.

Cusco’s Mercado San Pedro

One of the best places to be on just about any day of the week in Cusco is the Mercado San Pedro.  Here they offer every type of food you can imagine from Amazonian fruits and veggies to fresh meats and seafoods to baked goods and everything in between.  The market was design by none…

Machu Picchu, Peru

One of the seven wonders of the world Lies atop the Andes Mountain in the Inca Sacred Valley in Peru. Ancient Incan civilizations sat atop this incredible site once and used it for parties, rituals and ceremonies for over 100 days a year.  The Inca devised irrigation systems and crop alterations that are mind blowing…

Seljavellir – Iceland’s Secret Thermal Springs

Icelanders love their natural hot springs and have been bathing out in the thermal springs for hundreds of years.  Taking advantage of the year long warm waters the Icelanders socialize out in the warm pools as a national pastime.  Many great places to enjoy the springs are all over the island. The Blue Lagoon is a…

Mekong River Delta, Vietnam

The beauty of the Mekong river delta and the small tributaries leading upstream are unrivaled.  Reminiscent of the film Apocalypse Now, only with better food and without the strife. You always end up on some sort of boat and it seems that anything can jump out of the brush at any given time.  Usually nothing…

Angers, France

This half timbered town sits on the western edge of the Loire Valley, just west of the Loire Valley Natural Regional Parc. The city has been around for thousands of years! Ptolomy first mentioned it in 150 AD and since then it has grown rich in both Galic tribal history and French culture. Once known as the…

Mont St. Michele, France

The most stunning Castle in Brittany, if not the whole world, sits on the border of Brittany and Normandy at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. Mont St. Michele is an island fortress built to keep out the English. Rising tides made the island impossible to invade half of the day.  Multiple tiers…