Climbing China’s Avatar Mountain in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Films often inspire my travels. I saw “Avatar” when it came out in 2009. Despite the obvious inspiration in the film, that wasn’t what moved me to visit China’s floating spires at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It was actually another film, a documentary, about BASE jumpers. BASE jumpers are those crazy people in squirrel suits who…

20 Photos of Guam

20 Photos of Guam That Will Make You Pack Your Bags & Go

You may have read on The Guam Guide (my other travel website) that airfare to Guam plunged to $744 round-trip. Just to put that in perspective, I’ve never seen it below $1,100 and the fare averages $1,600! It’s a great time to travel from the U.S. to Guam (my home). Guam is an English-speaking U.S….

7 Places I Want to Visit Before I Die

7 Places I Want to Visit Before I Die (VIDEO)

It’s no secret that I love travel films. Short, long, blockbuster, indie — a good travel film can inspire a trip. Here are some of the films inspiring me lately. Zhangjiajie National Forest, China Lofoten, Norway Morocco Antarctica Cinque Terre, Italy Iran Punjab, India Which of these films are most inspiring to you?

The Sound of Iceland (VIDEO)

What does the Land of Fire and Ice sound like? Listen. This travel film was shot over 9 days in a campervan exploring geothermal hotspots, mystic mountains, and half-frozen waterfalls in Iceland.

Kuku Campers, Iceland

Everything You Need to Know About a Campervan Roadtrip in Iceland

I find campervans charming. Being totally free to wander a place without worrying about hotel reservations makes the campervan an ideal way to explore Iceland. The Hubs and I rented a double-decker in New Zealand, enjoying the same freedom. All the romance of having your bed on wheels doesn’t mean there’s no work. I went to Iceland for…

Jokusarlon Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

Ethereal Beauty: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland (PHOTOS)

When you think of Iceland, is this what you picture? If so, you wouldn’t be wrong as Iceland is home to glaciers galore, including Iceland’s largest ice cap, Vatnajökull. One of the 30 places it empties is Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. As with most natural sites in Iceland, pictures just don’t do justice to the majestic lagoon. Where the…

Behind the scenes of my Guam film with Brandon Li

Behind the Scenes of My Guam Film with Brandon Li

Back in March, I gave you a sneak peak at the Guam film I worked on with Brandon Li. We’ve just launched the film as the trailer to a documentary I am producing for The Guam Culture Guide. Take a look… American Soil, Chamorro Soul is a modern documentary film about the people of Guam. Through interviews,…

Essential Iceland: 9 Things to Do in 9 Days

Essential Iceland: 9 Things to Do in 9 Days

Iceland is a place every photographer, nature lover, and explorer should visit. If you’ve seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, I’m preaching to the choir. If you haven’t, get thee to Netflix. In every way, Iceland lived up to the promise. The land of fire and ice was alien, ashen, black, green, white, wet, and…