Tag Archives: travel photography

This is not going to be a typical blog post. If it was I would wax lyrical about the paradise that is Hawaii based on a recent trip in March. I would dive into how the history of Hawaii and the arrival of laborers from different cultures (Japanese, Philipino, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese) at different…

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Ā  For the best views ofĀ the Forbidden City head to Jingshan Park our Beijing guidebook advised. The wide-but-steep stone steps up the imperial parkĀ would have made for an easy climb if not for the last of the sauna-like heat that have been clingingĀ to the capitalĀ since we arrived earlier that morning. I checked my iPhone for…

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On the 65th day of August we sat in a candlelit cellar that served as a winery cave 400 years earlier and tasted a flight of wines from grapes cultivated out of volcanic soil. Any calendar might have indicated it was early October but on that arid Greek island the summer heat lingered far longer….

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It was 5:45AM when the doorbell buzzed. Breakfast arrived in the predawn darkness along with the softĀ clanging of plates underĀ silverĀ domes. TheĀ strapatsada, Greek scrambled eggs with tomatoes and feta, still warm and bougatsa pies flaky. Alison and I both reached for coffee firstĀ andĀ after taking a few photos settled in our front row seats for a quiet…

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There I was standing on the ancient grounds of the Acropolis, a mortal mingling in the land of gods. It was October and I was in Greece on assignment with The Luxury Collection to photograph their hotelsā€™ culinary offerings, and in part to experience the countryā€™s cuisine and cooking traditions. Twelve days. Five destinations. Seven…

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The promise of flamingos and oysters enticed me to visit Oualidia, a coastal village in Morocco that is as laid backĀ as Marrakech souks are bustling with wares.Ā I was in the midstĀ of a longstanding seafood phase when the invitation came in to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of La Sultana, a 12 room luxury boutique hotel,…

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What do you do when you get an invitationĀ to a day at the Ascot racecourse forĀ the Royal Ascot fine dining preview launch headlined by two Michelin star chefs Raymond Blanc and Phil Howard? StartĀ shopping for the fanciest hat you can afford of course. That is until I realizedĀ smart casual is the dress code for premier…

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