Trying to figure out the meaning of all the names & letters on Sony alpha mirrorless lenses can be frustrating – this post breaks it down easily.
Minimize the weight & bulk of your Sony alpha mirrorless camera gear while maximizing quality with these combinations of lenses you should take hiking.
The Twin Lakes hiking trail near Incline Village is a must-do hike after good winters, when these shallow lakes are full of crystal clear emerald water.
“The lovely thing about cruising is that planning usually turns out to be of little use.” So true. Here’s my best estimate of my immediate sailing plans.
Finally, a way to edit 4K HD video & RAW photos without a laptop! Excellent for travel, backpacking, & hiking. This is my first review of the new Gnarbox.
The 10-mile Lake Sylvia hike near South Lake Tahoe is a great option for an overnighter, secluded at a scenic lake in Desolation Wilderness.
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Union Island is only three square miles but it sure was hard to leave this island. I can’t believe how much this beautiful place has to offer.
If you’re anywhere near the Grenadines at all, the Tobago Cays marine park needs to be on your list of stops.
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!
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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.
This guide should clear up any confusion about how to poop in the woods. I don’t ever want to see used TP in the forest ever again!
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.
Keeping up with my evolution into traveling light, I’m looking for a new ultralight backpacking tent. Here are my top five picks so far.
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.
This moderately difficult snowshoeing trail will take you to beautiful Angora Lakes and the Angora Lookout with views of Fallen Leaf Lake & Lake Tahoe.
Hiking in the winter is best done with snowshoes. But which snowshoes should you buy? This snowshoe buying guide will steer you in the right direction.
Kauai’s Na Pali Coast is a must-see destination, and there are many ways to do it. Hiking, boating, and flying all offer their own unique perks to see it.
Grass Lake, near Luther Pass, is one of the easiest snowshoe trails near South Lake Tahoe. You can make it as long, as short, or as flat as you like.
Any photographer going into the backcountry should be prepared to stay longer. These are the ten pieces of essential wilderness survival gear to carry.
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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.
It’s been one year now since I switched from Canon DSLRs to Sony Alpha mirrorless camera systems. Here’s what I think – the good and bad.
Pulling your hair out looking at all the Sony Alpha mirrorless models? This Sony Alpha comparison should provide some insight about which camera to choose.
I think my expectations were a little too high with this combination – but you get what you pay for and I’ve learned my lesson. Read why here.
The portable solar charger and battery that I wanted to love just wasn’t cutting it anymore, so I was forced to find a new solution and the Nomad 7 is it.
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.