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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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Cayucos, California’s Central Coast

Our friend, Ann says that when you arrive at the exit to Cayucos, make a left, and land right in the middle of the 1960’s. This authentic California beach town has escaped development retaining a low-key vibe that keeps us coming back for its sprawling flat beaches, wild surf, and ever-changing light. Birders…this is for […]

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Oahu “The Gathering Place”

The most touristy of all the Hawaiian islands surprisingly offers photographers rewarding flora and fauna shots not too far away from the shopping, beaches and Mai Tais. Here, when you  travel with a non-photographer you both get what you want – your traveler mate can be Wakiki beach side while you slip 20 minutes away […]

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Addo Elephant National Park

A Pachyderm paradise for those of you who love large mammal lovers. Elephants everywhere.  This park’s conservation efforts increased the elephant population from 16 in 1931 to almost 500 today. A Self-drive tour along the singular road will lead you to an abundance of elephants, antelope, cape buffalo, and warthogs. You can really get close […]

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Tsitsikamma National Park

Magical and wild beauty abounds with every foot fall and paddle stroke here in the amazing Tsitsikamma National Park located on the Garden Route. This is a place where your shutter finger gets a real workout. Bring all your lenses – super wide, macro and the telephoto – to get it all. Rough surf, Indiana […]

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Gansbaii

One of the largest breeding grounds of the Great White Shark is on the South African coast, a two-hour drive east of Cape Town in a small fishing village called Gansbaii. Here you’ll find an abundance of shark cage dive operators who will take you out on a boat, suit you up to face the icy Atlantic […]

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Franschhoek

With its verdant fields, smokey mountains and magic light that changes often – early, late and even in the middle of the day – this “Napa Valley of South Africa” will give you lots of opportunities to capture sweeping landscapes. Cloud formations bend  light to create emotional skies over rolling hills dressed with lush vineyards […]

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Review: Lowepro Fastpack 100 – When you’ve finally had it with the basic camera bag.

The Woes of the Basic Camera Bag When I purchased my first DSLR camera it came as part of a package deal from the retailer including a memory card, a lens, and a basic camera bag.  At the time it seemed like I had everything I needed to successfully shoot anything I needed to.  It […]

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Khayelitsha

Khayelitsha, one of the largest black townships in South Africa with a million people.  When Cape Town implemented apartheid in the 1980’s all blacks had to live in designated areas, shanty towns with little or no infrastructure, located just outside the city limits of Cape Town. We stayed at Kopanong Bed & Breakfast www.kopanong-township.co.za That evening Mpho […]

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South Africa Itinerary

For a 3 week – 21 day trip. Our objectives were to experience a Safari, Cape Town, Wine Country, Great White Shark Dive, Whale Coast, Garden Route, and Addo Elephant National Park. We want to get great photographs, have some adventures, learn about South African culture and connect with people. In search of new African […]

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