I just remember nodding aggressively when Rebecca and Cliff at Intrepid floated the idea: photographing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. I had no idea what was in store, how far we would be hiking in thin air, or the Peruvian weather in March. Didn't matter. I was going to photograph Machu Picchu, something I've … Continue reading Photographing the Inca Trail: 4 Days. 2 Summits over 13,000 Feet. Some Fog & a Wonder of the New World
I've truly traveled the world as a photographer for Intrepid Travel now, from Sri Lanka to Iceland to Morocco to South Africa to Thailand and Vietnam, from Across America and now to Egypt. But this one was different. We were working on capturing the essence of Egypt, how tourism left the country almost overnight during the Arab Spring back in 2011. From sleeping at a homestay to floating down the Nile on our trusty felucca to seeing the Great Pyramids to exploring the ruins of Luxor's ancient temples, this was an epic one.
I did the Golden Circle tour with my mates at Intrepid Travel (you can see my pics on the website). We started out in the capital of Reykavik before venturing out to the Golden Circle—Thingevellir National Park, Strokkur Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall. From there we hit the breathtaking Skógafoss waterfall and onto a definite trip highlight at the glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlón.
Driving across South Africa is recommended. The coastal country has so much to offer. This past March, a dozen world travelers and I drove across South Africa's Garden Route from Durban to the country of Lesotho to the Wild Coast to the wineries to Cape Town in our trusty Intrepid super vehicle, we camped along the way.
As I look down at my phone right now, I have four emails. There’s three new messages via Facebook Messenger. There’s 45 Instagram notifications. Three for Twitter. One missed call and a voicemail. There are 16 unread text messages. When I was in the middle of the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco in October, my … Continue reading The Art of Disconnecting: Deep Learnings From a Moroccan Mountain Expedition
There was so much to see from crowded tuk-tuk rides in the Phnom Penh to the crystal clear beaches of Sihanoukville to the tourist go-to and exploring Angkor Wat at sunrise. That was unbelievable. Then there was the lush countryside with warm locals and hidden waterfalls. Cambodia has it all.
This is Krabi, Thailand. Well, it's a snipped of the countless paradise islands like Phi Phi Island, Hong Bay, Ko Phi Don and others, popularized in the late '90s with millennials via Alex Garland's terrific The Beach, starring one Leo DiCaprio. It's now a hotbed for the world's gap-year students seeking an adventure in a teal-coloured ocean. I don't blame them. It doesn't get much more beautiful than this.
Come on adventure with me into Morocco’s mysterious Marrakech. There’s a deep sense of history that you can taste. It’s vivid. The whole city mesmerizes with its deep beauty and hints of secrets around every corner and bend as the Medina snakes in and out of the souks.
Hiking through Morocco's Atlas Mountains with a nomadic Berber family and all their goats, sheep, mules and camels in tow as we venture on their annual tradition. It was humbling.
The dream was to be paid to travel the world. I was 21, in Ghana at the time, when I made the promise to myself. To photograph and explore distant lands. To capture moments in new cultures. Idyllic landscapes. That opportunity now humbles me. I was recently sent to Sri Lanka to capture the life of … Continue reading Sri Lankan Odyssey: Photographs into a Far-off, Island Paradise