My Top 10 Instagrams of 2015

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My Top 10 Instagrams of 2015

I spent even more time sharing on Instagram in 2015.  More than 20 countries were featured out of hundreds of images I shot and shared from around the world.  So as 2015 turns to 2016, I thought it would be a good idea to look back and see what the cream of the crop (at least decided by good, old-fashioned "likes") rose to the top.

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Bagan Super Travel Guide

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Bagan Super Travel Guide

Updated February 2017
Bagan is easily the most popular attractions in Myanmar / Burma.  This can't miss site is a little like Cambodia's Angkor Wat in significance and spectacle, minus the crowds.

This guide contains several months of personal, on-the-ground research to help you enjoy your travels in Bagan that I've gathered on many trips between 2013 and 2017.

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My Top Five Instagrams of 2014

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My Top Five Instagrams of 2014

I spent a bit of time sharing snapshots and other images from my catalog on Instagram in 2014.  More than 20 countries were featured out of hundreds of images I've shot from around the world.  So as 2014 winds down, I thought it would be a good idea to look back and see what the cream of the crop (at least decided by my followers!) was like.

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Hot Air Ballooning in Bagan: Balloons Over Bagan vs Oriental Ballooning

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Hot Air Ballooning in Bagan: Balloons Over Bagan vs Oriental Ballooning

Updated November 2016

Seeing hot-air balloons flying over Bagan is one of the iconic images of Myanmar / Burma.  The massive scale of the over 3000 temples on the Bagan plain mean that you can only truly witness the scale of it all from the air, and a slowly floating over is the best way of doing it.

For years, there has been only one company providing the experience.  Balloons Over Bagan and their red balloons can be seen in any number of a photo, including a bunch in my house.  However, in 2013, Oriental Ballooning began flying their balloons as well, bringing some much needed competition to the space.  I've flown with both, and I'll give you my take on them.

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Abstract Backgrounds to Spice Up Your Devices

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Abstract Backgrounds to Spice Up Your Devices

While I'm most known for my travel, landscape, and cultural photography, one of my real passions is creating more abstract images with my camera.  I'm looking to create moods, often by "smearing" or "melting" colors.  I've been attracted by the more abstract in art and imagery for quite some time, and most of the paintings and artwork I've collected around the world for myself fit the same sort of mold.

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What Advice Would You Give Your 33 Year Old Self?

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What Advice Would You Give Your 33 Year Old Self?

I recently came back from a backcountry hike in British Columbia, and a curious thing happens when you get away from mobile phone coverage...

We tend to go deeper.

Deeper thoughts.  Deeper questions.  Deeper conversation.

There were five of us on the 4-day trip, and everyone else was a generation older than I was.  After dinner one evening, I posed a question:

If you could, what advice would you give your 33 year old self?

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