Fall colors in Mono County

Autumn is the season of the warm colors of turning leaves. The Eastern Sierra here in Mono County, California, provides a wonderful backdrop for this seasonal display, with its variety of landscape, featuring vegetation, mountains, lakes and blue skies. Vegetation in particular provides an amazing display of contrast of the yellow and orange colors of […]

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

When visiting Death Valley National Park, you should not pass the opportunity to walk on the fine sands of the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. If you have never been on sand dunes, this experience will project you into all the One Thousand and One Nights tales. By all means, these dunes are not as extended […]

Death Valley National Park

After over four years, this last July I went back to Death Valley National Park. This time it was during a two day road-trip bringing me back home from Las Vegas, going through Death Valley and Mono County, on which I will have a post soon as well. Differently from last time, going in July […]

Climbing the Cinder Cone in Lassen Volcanic National Park

A visit to the Lassen Volcanic National Park cannot be considered complete unless you also cover its northern area, and see with your own eyes the marvels of the Cinder Cone, the Painted Dunes and the Fantastic Lava Beds. And if you are up to the challenge, even climb up the Cinder Cone. The trail […]

Summer stroll at Lassen Volcanic National Park

Slightly off the beaten path, Lassen Volcanic National Park is a gem that I visited for the first time last June, and I was truly amazed. You will have to go north of Sacramento, and might as well make a stop on the way in Redding , and maybe pay a visit to Shasta Dam […]

Sunset over Point Bonita Lighthouse, San Francisco

Point Bonita Lighthouse in San Francisco sits in a very strategic place for wonderful sunset pictures. When visibility allows, you can take pictures of the Point Bonita Lighthouse from pretty much anywhere on the western side of San Francisco. One of my favorite spots for these sunset pictures is around Battery Marcus Miller: pretty much […]

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is a “must see” if you happen to be in Melbourne, Australia, long enough to spare a day for the shortest organized tour. The best recommendation is of course to rent a car and indulge more time in the locations that will better inspire you. The drive is fairly long, as […]

Bondi to Coogee coastal walk

A visit to Sydney, Australia, is not complete without a trip to its marvelous beaches, like the famous Bondi Beach. If you are like me, with limited time and more into hiking and photography than surfing and sunbathing, then the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is an absolutely fantastic way to get to visit several […]