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Explore Santa Monica

Explore Santa Monica

A quick drive to Santa Monica pier with the Anderson siblings.                
WE ARE SMALL

WE ARE SMALL

You shove your bag under your seat, turn your cell phone to airplane mode, you hear the flight attendent direct your attention to the exit rows and “prepare for takeoff.” You glance out the window and stare at the repeating lines of the runway, you pick up speed, and the place outside that window gets...
Colombia

Colombia

My trip to Colombia all started as most random trips abroad do…. getting an email through travel zoo with an amazing deal out of Chicago. This one evening Dan and I happen to stumble upon a deal to South America. Colombia. We had a friend who was living there with her family, chatted with her...
Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Was able to take an amazing trip with a true inspirational friend Victor Saad. Dan and I went with Victor to stay with Mariah on this rad artist retreat. Where we read, sang, painted, and explored. It was beautiful. Read more about it HERE. For now, view these photos            ...
Italy - Rome

Italy – Rome

Italy. Our first stop in Italy was Rome. The most amazing part of this trip was that we were a part of history. It was the most snow Rome has seen in 26 years. Everything was shut down, including the Colosseum. From garden shovels being used on the sidewalks to chains on tires, as a...
Amsterdam - Round 2

Amsterdam – Round 2

This quick trip to Amsterdam was awesome. I stayed with a friend who I met working at Piece in Chicago. Chris was his name, being awesome was his game. He showed us around to some of the less touristy locations of Amsterdam. We took the trains to new locations and just walked around and explored....
Thailand

Thailand

For years I have had the urge to make my way to Thailand. When I was young, I remember sitting near the fire looking through a light purple encased photo album of Thailand photographs from the late 60′s, which belonged to my father. These wonderful, grainy photographs brought out so much feeling.  My father had...
Wisconsin

Wisconsin

A wonderful quick trip away to a beautiful cabin in Wisconsin. Packed the car and headed off.  It was the perfect little escape, away from the city. Sang and played music. Some great family time. Mixed with fishing, reading, laying, drinking, eating, and conversing. Thinking time. Able to see the beautiful stars  at night as...
China

China

As I stepped off the airplane into the airport in Shanghai, I began to realize that not knowing a bit of chinese was going to make things extremely difficult.  All I needed to do was ask to borrow someones phone to call my friend who was meeting me, this task, was extremely difficult.  But I...
Yellow Mountain, China

Yellow Mountain, China

This was by far one of the most interesting journeys ever.  We began the morning before the sun even thought about being out. Took a small, packed bus, up to a meeting point on our way to the top of the mountain. From there, we went through a series of lines and waiting. The temperature...
Bahrain

Bahrain

This post begins my 53 day journey abroad.  Bahrain was a wonderful place to visit. I had the opportunity of heading into the Middle east to photograph my dear friend, Ria’s wedding.  The wedding was a beautiful 5 days, spent with friends and family of the bride and groom.  In that time, we were able...
Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

I went to DC for a little christmas gathering with family. Just a few days leading up to christmas with my Dad and Mary Elaine. Boarding a flight, I was off to a place I had only last visited when I was a kid. My mind always forms an opinion of what a place will be like...