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What Is Burning Man? Erica Martin, Photographer

“So, what’s Burning Man?” people often ask me, since I’ve been a few times.  “Isn’t it that wild rave thing in the desert?  Where they burn something?”  What is it that compelled over 50,000 people last year to travel from all over the world to one of the more inhospitable parts of Nevada in the […]

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Oahu Travel Tips

We stayed at the Ala Moana Hotel as we’ve done many times. It’s five minutes from the hectic Waikiki strip but close enough to walk to beaches, historic downtown and open-air restaurants.  Owned by the Outrigger hotel operators its nice with mountain or ocean views. When other hotel rooms are at $350-400 a night the […]

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Cayucos Essentials

When traveling to California’s Central Coast we aim to chill out so while most visitors go to popular Morro Bay or Cambria we stay in Cayucos off the beaten path. It’s an unassuming beach town with a few restaurants, locally owned grocery store, a pier and one surf shop. At night you hear nothing unless […]

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African Photo Safari – Self Guide or Group Photographers Safari

When planning your first African photo safari you have several options; you can book a specific “photographers safari” 12-18 months in advance, or you can do the research on the various safari camps then request a guide who has a serious interest in photography or is a photographer himself, or you can do a self […]

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Itineraries that create transformation in your travel and photographs

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber Travel should transform. Your itinerary can lead you to adventures of the heart and soul if you plan for opportunities to meet and interact authentically with people. Localizing, as they say, is the best way to gain access for unique experiences, […]

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