Don’t Get Eaten! Bear Safety Tips

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I’ve seen black, brown and grizzly bears in the wild numerous times now, I’ve never had a bad encounter with one so what follows is a summary of all the information I’ve gained from a variety of sources – from reading, from park rangers and from locals I met in Alaska. For me, bears are […]

Girdwood and Mountain Biking Photography

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After an amazing time in Katmai National Park where we saw more bears and had more opportunities to photograph bears than ever before [combined] we were back in Anchorage – but we only stayed one night before driving to Girdwood in our newly acquired rental car. Girdwood is best known for its winter skiing on Mount Alyeska, […]

Colours of Denali National Park

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Trying to decide what to do when on an extended trip in a big place can be really difficult. Alaska is huge, and we knew we were visiting during a change of seasons – summer would be ending, fall would be starting and even winter may show its face during our visit. In the end […]

Basic Tips to Better Travel Photography

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I’m not a photography expert but I’m fast turning into a serious photography enthusiast. Sometimes I look back at my previous travel photography and I can’t help but cringe – what was I thinking I have to wonder… It’s not all bad, but a lot of it could be better (it can always be better). […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Montreal

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Last weekend was Saint Patrick’s Day, we celebrated on the 17th with a box of Guinness and then on the Sunday we went and photographed the Montreal Saint Patrick’s Day parade. Saint Patrick is the best known patron saint of Ireland and the celebrations on 17 March celebrate Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity […]

A Day in Arches National Park

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To visit Arches National Park was one of my primary motives for doing a road trip across America. I remember doing numerous image searches for different places in America and the photographs taken at Arches National Park blew me away; unique, stunning, I had to go. This photo taken by Dan Ballard is just one […]

Islands in the Sky Section of Canyonlands National Park

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Renee Gordon writes about the Islands in the Sky Section of Canyonlands National Park. As mentioned in my previous post, Canyonlands is made up of 3 very different regions: Island in the Sky to the north, the Maze on the west, and the Needles on the east. We previously visited the Needles section and now we’re […]

Bryce Canyon Fairyland Loop Trail

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In my previous post on Bryce Canyon National Park I offered my recommended itinerary if you only have one day to spend in Bryce Canyon. If however you have more time then there are some great hiking opportunities for you to explore, one such hike we did was the Bryce Canyon Fairyland Loop Trail. Departing from […]

Bryce Canyon National Park in a Day

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We arrived at Bryce Canyon National Park after an exhausting few days; hiking and mountain biking in Zion National Park plus more biking in Red Canyon just outside of Bryce. We were both suffering in the southern Utah heat and really just felt like lazing around in air conditioning and not doing a lot. However that would be unacceptable; […]

An Amazing Hike up to Angels Landing

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Angels Landing in Zion National Park provides a little danger, thrills and some stunning views. It’s not a walk for uncontrollable children (we’ve all seen them) or those scared of heights. While only a five mile roundtrip it usually takes five hours to complete due to the steepness of the trail and the technical element […]