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Spirited Away To The Hills of Jiufen: What To Do In Jiufen

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Jiufen was one of the many things on my list of things to do in Taiwan.  It was also one of the first things I did there.  It may have actually been the…

How To See The Sabang Mangrove Forest Without A Tour

It was the day after the underground river and time for another adventure.  This time it was in the Sabang Mangrove Forest and we were going to see some wildlife.  Hopefully at least.  Like most things I encountered on Palawan, I didn't really know what this was.  It was a mangrove tour and we were going…

My favorite critters from the Galapagos

Maybe the title is misleading.  It's really only one critter and spoiler alert: it's Sally Lightfoot Crabs.  They're pretty adorable and they are everywhere.  Some aren't lucky enough and are just left on the rocks as shells and crab bits, but the ones that are still kickin' are quick and quite photogenic.  The shells are…

Straight Up Land in Zion National Park

The other day, I realized in my posts about the road trip, in order, I forgot about Zion.  Oops!  I'm not even sure how I forgot about it.  It was the third National Park we visited out of five.  It wasn't my favorite.  You already know Arches was probably my favorite with Bryce Canyon at…

Nicaragua Close Up + Tips For Visiting

One of my favorite types of photography is macro photography, the really close-ups where you can't even tell what you're looking at.  It gets you thinking and your imagination going, which I enjoy.  This means when I come back from a trip, the majority of my pictures are not easily identifiable.  They could just be…

A Panoramic View of Central America

During my time in Central America, I saw some pretty stellar views of mountains, lakes, beaches, and jungle.  It's hard to really capture it all, but I tried my best.  There isn't much to say about these as the views speak for themselves. San Pedro, Guatemala San Pedro, Guatemala Playa Maderas, Nicaragua   Tulum, Mexico…

My first glimpse at New Zealand: Tomahawk Beach

There are affiliate links in here. After stopping at our hotel in Dunedin and getting settled in, well sort of, we gather with the group and headed out for a drive around the area.  Our first stop was Tomahawk Beach.  With my camera acting up, the only way to start a trip, I took what…