Landscapes of Scotland

In the land of smokey whisky, pete bogs, and plaid kilts there is much to be discovered. Scotland was the last country of our four year trip around the world and a fitting place to finish. If you’re like Valerie and I you’ll enjoy these photos most with a glass of finely crafted single-malt, highland…

Landscapes of Portugal

Photos from a brief trip to Lisbon and Porto, Portugal. The lovely Valerie Orosco, Dan Dusek, and Terri Dusek were in attendance. Each day we walked around, took some photos, ate, walked more, ate, discussed what to do next, and then gave up and ate again.

Landscapes of Israel

I didn’t take many pictures in Israel. My attention was focused on trying to grasp what life is like there and how it came to be that way. I have never experienced information overload like I did each day I was there. At night I would collapse into bed mentally exhausted, asleep before my head hit the…

Jordan – the Red Desert

My first impressions of the middle east were formed in Jordan. In April of 2013 Val and I landed in Amman, Jordan’s largest city. We weren’t sure what to expect.  Tremendous hospitality, rich history, and dramatic landscapes are wheat we found there. The kindness of the people is what immediately comes to mind when I…

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna is the deadliest of the world’s big mountains. One climber dies for every two that make it to the summit. Avalanches scour the entire standard route. Ed Viesturs, America’s premier high altitude climber and six time Everest summiter, spent 18 hours in the death zone climbing across a nearly flat ridge to avoid this…