First Clear View Of The Himalayas – Photo Of The Day

Description: While there are certainly mountains around you when you step off the plane in Lukla after a short flight from Kathmandu, it’s not until after a few hours of trekking Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Seine River At Sunset From Pont au Change

Title: Seine River At Sunset From Pont au Change Location: Paris, France, Europe Description: I’m excited to be returning to France in 2020 and leading a photography themed cruise with France Cruises! Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Chains Across The Paro Chuu

Title: Chains Across The Paro Chuu Location: Paro, Bhutan, Asia Description: The original chain links, over 200 years old, of this bridge across the Paro Chuu (River) can be seen under the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Grand View

Title: Grand View Location: Hopi Point, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA, North America Description: It has been over 20 years since I last visited the Grand Canyon and I thankfully got Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: White

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It is easy to overload on White when I went looking for images for this post. Clouds, mountains, more clouds and mountains. I wanted to bring something else into the mix and I hope you enjoy this journey around the world.

Continuing with my series to explore the world I have photographed through color, I present to you, the color White.


And if White isn’t your color of choice, there are other colors in the series.

Photo Of The Day – Night Time On The Columbia + 2 More

Title: Night Time On The Columbia Location: Columbia River, Oregon/Washington, USA, North America Description: Sailing the Columbia River with UnCruise was an unforgettable experience. Best of all, when everyone went to their Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Aerial Panorama Of Big Four Mountain And The Stillaguamish River Valley

Title: Aerial Panorama Of Big Four Mountain And The Stillaguamish River Valley Location: Big Four Ice Caves, Washington, USA, North America (48°3’9″ N 121°31’14” W) Description: This one is best viewed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Zion Waterfall + 11 More

Title: Zion Waterfall Location: Zion National Park, Utah,USA, North America (37°15’22” N 112°57’41” W) Description: “Don’t shoot landscape images during the middle of the day,” They say. Bah! I say. Shot at the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Unnamed Falls On Boulder River

Title: Unnamed Falls On Boulder River Location: Boulder River Wilderness, Cascade Mountains, Washington, USA, North America Description: These falls are found along one of my favorite hikes in the Washington Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – High Above The Dudh Kosi

Title: High Above The Dudh Kosi   Location: Below Namche Bazaar, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: The Dudh Kosi, or Milk River, gains its color from the high amounts of glacial Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Yellowstone Falls In The Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone

Title: Yellowstone Falls In The Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, North America Description: Sometimes more impressive than the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the Grand Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning on the Columbia River

Title: Morning on the Columbia River Location: Columbia River between Washington & Oregon, USA, North America Description: A beautiful morning on the lower section of the Columbia River, just before it Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – On The Dais At The Taj Mahal

   Title: On The Dais At The Taj Mahal Location: Agra, India, Asia (27°10’28” N  78°2’33” E) Description: A close up the Taj Mahal from the dais surrounding the main Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park

   Title: The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park Location: Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA, North America ( 38°28’8.86″N  109°44’24.25″W) Description: Layer after layer of rock is timelessly worn Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise On Canyonlands National Park From Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

  Title: Sunrise On Canyonlands National Park From Dead Horse State Park, Utah Location: Dead Horse State Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Looking down on the Colorado River and Continue Reading →

Riviera Maya Caves And Cenotes Worth Returning To

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The place was called Indiana Joe’s and yes, they used the same font at the Indiana Jones franchise, so I knew there was a good chance of cheesiness involved. Joe’s was made up around two central, natural features, a pretty cool cave system and a cenote, which is a naturally occurring underground pool.

My daughter and I were visiting Indiana Joe’s along the Riviera Maya coast of Mexico on a press trip and dang it was hot. Melting-my-brain hot. Or at least, frying-my-patience-for-a-heat-weary-kid hot. We were luxuriated with an air conditioned van, a driver and a local guide, so it seems odd to complain, but we’re from the Pacific Northwest and this kind of heat saps our strength.

Once outside of the van at Joe’s the temperature could be felt and we were eager for the caves, knowing they would be naturally air conditioned. Later we would find the cenote to be frigid, but in a good way. I have no pictures of the cenote and that is a shame, because it is a cool swim-around cave.

The funny thing about tourist attractions in this part of Mexico is they often have to make stuff up to gain tourists and Indiana Joe’s is no different. We not only visited the cave and cenote, but also the ‘zoo’ they have there. We passed on the ziplines, opting to do those another day at another place. It’s a little cheesy, but understandable since most tourists in this area want to sit on the beach and maybe see some Mayan ruins at Tulum. Maybe.

The cave system was a leisurely 50 minute walk as I remember it and quite fascinating. In places they have to chisel new paths, but 80% of the cave is natural formations and passages. It’s not a ‘true’ caving experience as there are lights-a-plenty, but it is pretty cool to look at all the same. Kids will love it and if they don’t, just mention, “Where do you think the dragons sleep?” and you will have them hooked. It’s that kind of awesome.

I love places like this, honestly. The fact that thousands of people have been through the caves and they have been blasted in places to make passage does not take away from the awe and childish wonder in me. I love the formations and marveling at what time and water can do.

Take a look for yourself at the images above. (If you can’t see the images, click here to see the post online)

Oh wait! Obligatory, but useful, links to our hosts: Indiana Joe’s & Riviera Maya.

This is one place I would visit again on my own. It was cool (and refreshing!) and I love caves. If anyone else wants me to take pictures of their caves, drop me a line.

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Photo Of The Day – The Base Of Lower Yellowstone Falls

Title: The Base Of Lower Yellowstone Falls Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, North America Description: Crashing over the edge for centuries while etching a deep valley, Lower Yellowstone Falls is Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Green

Green is a good, all-purpose, calming color and I can use some calm today. Continuing with my series to explore the world I have photographed through color, I present to Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Blue

There are beautiful blue skies in California today and maybe that’s why so many of the images in this post are of the gorgeous skies contained therein. Whatever the case, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day Bonus – Punakha Dzong And Valley Panorama Exploration

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Traveling Through Colors: Orange

I go through phases with my photography and it is especially easy to grab on to a color concept when looking through the images on a recent trip. In this Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cabin Creek Falls, Oregon, USA

Title: Cabin Creek Falls, Oregon, USA Location: Oregon, USA, North America Description: Along the Columbia River Gorge, on the Oregon side, is a vast network of cascading waterfalls emptying into Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Taj Mahal Bathed In Morning Light

Title: The Taj Mahal Bathed In Morning Light Location: Agra, India, Asia Description: Timing is everything with the Taj Mahal. Arrive early, before sunrise, and wait for the right light. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Canyonlands Gooseneck Bend Panorama Exploration

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Photo Of The Day – Deserted Taj Mahal High Resolution Exploration

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Photo Of The Day – Larger Than The Taj Mahal

Title: Larger Than The Taj Mahal Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia Description: While the Taj Mahal is a magnificent feat in architecture, engineering, art and construction, I was struck Continue Reading →