Photographers will do anything to get a good sunrise & sunset. But how do you know when they’ll happen? Here’s a review of Skyfire and SunsetWx predictors.
Know where you can & can’t fly your drone when you go backpacking & hiking. Take a look at the rules for state & national parks, rec areas, wilderness, and so on.
Sending email newsletters isn’t my favorite thing, but necessary for bloggers. Or is it? What’s the best approach to sending newsletters if you do?
There’s a lot of apps out there for outdoor recreation. I’ve used many of them and think I’ve finally found the best GPS backpacking & hiking app.
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Which drone is best for a travel photographer obsessed with packing light & minimizing weight? Here’s what to look for and what I think is the best option.
Looking for some great sailing books to give you some inspiration to stop dreaming and start doing? These books put me in a sailboat and living the dream.
Canyonands National Park near Moab, Utah is huge – more than can be covered in one day. Here’s how to see the best of it when you’re crunched for time.
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The northeast side of Carriacou seems to have been isolated for centuries – the town, the beach, and the boats are all throwbacks to the early Caribbean.
I followed a dirt road with no idea where it led. To my surprise I found some completely secluded beaches – small, beautiful, and seemingly untouched by anyone!
I had no idea the historical background of the Carriacou Carnival – this colorful festival is full of history – here is some of it with photos!
What image comes to mind when you hear “desert island?” I’m willing to bet it looks a lot like Carriacou’s Sandy Island. Make a great day out of it!
That time I was trying to fall asleep but something kept telling me that the boat anchored right in front of me was about to hit me. And it did.
It was just one of those “why am I doing this” days! I got my ass handed to me during this daysail but at least it ended on a high note.
Seven Sisters Falls is arguably one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Grenada – the hike isn’t difficult and you’ll be rewarded with a refreshing dip!
The Grenada Sailing Festival is one of those “must-do” activities in Grenada – experience their rich sailing heritage tradition and party on the beach!
Of all the waterfalls in Grenada, Annandale Falls is one of the easiest to get to. It also offers a short nature & agriculture interpretive trail.
Description of the Grand Etang Lake Shoreline Trail in Grenada. A great jungle trail for the adventurous types with a few hours to spare!
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Choosing a good tripod for backpacking and travel can be daunting – there are so many factors that go into it. Let’s break them down here.
Kayak Hawaii’s only navigable river, Kauai’s Wailua River, then beach your kayaks and hike to Uluwehi Falls, also known as Secret Falls.
There are many ways to get incredible views of Kauai’s Na Pali Coast, and the Awa’awapuhi Trail is a moderately difficult hike to get some of these views.
The Narrows in Zion National Park, Utah, is one of the most infamous hiking trails in Utah, and perhaps also the United States.
The Cassidy Arch Trail is one of Capitol Reef’s more difficult hikes, but it takes you to an immense, impressive arch with some cool history.
The Navajo Loop & Queen’s Garden is best early morning when the light is great and the crowds are sparse – see some of the Amphitheater’s best features.
One of the more difficult day hikes in Bryce Canyon takes you deep below the rim to walk amongst the hoodoos with impressive arches and tunnels.
Two must-see trails in Great Basin National Park are amongst the easiest to access – ancient bristlecone pines and one of the few glaciers in the U.S.
Hiking to the Velma Lakes is one of the more popular destinations in the Desolation Wilderness. Here’s how you can find Upper, Middle, and Lower Velma.
Dardanelles Lake is a popular, relatively easy hiking and backpacking destination with multiple camping spots only minutes away from South Lake Tahoe.
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You don’t need a GPS-enabled camera to know where your photos were made. You can geotag later in Lightroom, and this will explain how, from a hiker’s view.
2015 was unbelievably my first real attempt at photographing a meteor shower. These are some things I did wrong and some things I got right.
Choosing the Think Tank Photo Hubba Hubba Hiney camera bag and wearing it as a hip pack during a 200-mile backpacking trip through the Sierra backcountry.
Tips and lessons learned from my thru-hike of California’s John Muir Trail, June 15th to July 4th, 2015. Permits, resupply, gear, navigation, and photos.
I recently switched from being a long-time shooter with Canon DSLR cameras, to Sony mirrorless cameras for weight & space savings. Here are my initial thoughts.
Some tips for getting more life out of your camera battery while on the trail or on vacation. Turn off features, use solar, and keep them warm!
Am I giving up on Canon? Will Sony mirrorless cameras be the next best thing for my photography? Here’s why I just bought a Sony Alpha a6000.
I took this portable solar phone charger with me on my last sailing adventure, and it exceeded my expectations! And for an amazing price as well!
Five things I’m going to start doing to increase my visibility on social media, thus driving traffic to my website and ultimately resulting in sales.
Ready to move a little further past your camera’s “Auto” setting and explore some more functions? Setting exposure compensation is a great place to start.