2017 Year in Review

2017 was an absolutely amazing year! I scratched five more countries off my map and experienced more of China. I met some amazing people, some of whom have become very good friends. I got to spend some quality time with … Continued

Brother Visits Beijing

My brother recently visited me on a quick visit to Beijing, and by quick, I mean less than a week. It was great fun though. I got to share with him some of my favorite places in Beijing and experience … Continued

2018 Calendar Available

2018 calendar featuring my photography is now available for purchase! For several years, I have made a wall calendar with my photography as a Christmas gift for family and very close friends. This year, I want to make it available to … Continued

Gulangyu a.k.a. Kulangsu

Xiamen has been an important port city in China’s Fujian Province for several centuries. There were high and low periods. The latest, beginning in the mid-19th century, brought a colonial feel to the southern Chinese city now preserved as China’s … Continued

Fujian Tulou

Southern China was once plagued by roving bands of bandits causing the locals to build near-impenetrable homes known as the Fujian Tulou. These large rammed earth structures were essentially villages, some with around 1,000 people living in them. These UNESCO … Continued

Huanglong Cave

After hiking down Tianzi Mountain in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, we still had some evening hours left, so we went to Huanglong Cave (Yellow Dragon Cave). This cave system is part of the UNESCO World Heritage designation and is very … Continued

Day 2 in Zhangjiajie – Tianbo Mansion and Ten-Mile Gallery

Our second day in Zhangjiajie took us back up the mountain to do some more hiking around the Yuanjiajie Scenic Zone and the Tianzi Mountain Scenic Zone. Both were recommendations from our hotel. Tianbo Mansion Tianbo Mansion is a set … Continued

Zhangjiajie – Yuanjiajie Scenic Area

Yuanjiajie, our next destination within the park, and final for the day, is probably the most popular and crowded section of the park. Hordes of bus tours crowded the trails squawking and barking and littering their way through. There were … Continued

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Slender stone columns reach out of canyons lush with forest transporting visitors to an otherworldly natural wonderland. It inspires the mind to think of alien landscapes from science fiction or the ethereal and mystical images from traditional Chinese ink paintings. … Continued

Manila Philippines

Manila, is great! It is humid and hot, but I lucked out and didn’t have to deal with any rainstorms where I was. It’s a big city that isn’t the easiest to get around unless you know it like the … Continued

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