Today is Earth Day. I’d like to share a bit of my personal journey around the blue planet. Over the past 20 years, I’ve been a fortunate witness to a fraction of it…a small fraction on an absolute scale, but one that has routinely reinforced to me just how lucky we are to be able to call this place our home. Normally I only share images of nature on Earth Day, along with a message about being environmentally conscious. But this year I decided to include some images that express the human spirit as well. It’s the one thing that connects us all. The indelible humanity that I have witnessed is what inspires me the most. We are a product of nature too, and are the primary custodians of our planet. As such, we have a collective responsibility to take care of it. It’s the only home we have…and a really awesome one, to say the least!
Please turn up your speakers, click HD and enjoy the photo journey…and never forget how beautiful our world is! 🙂
Music: “Down to Earth” by Flight Facilities
Categories: Inspiration, Life, Travel
Tags: blue planet, Earth, Earth Day, Gringo With A Green Bag, GWAGB, Inspiration, landscapes, nature, nature travel, planet Earth, Travel, travel blog, travel blogger, travel photographer, travel photography
Just digging thru some of my 2017 favorites. Bryce Canyon had been on my travel radar for decades. Not only did I finally get to visit this national treasure of nature in March of this year, but I was treated to a bonus version of it with the fresh coat of snow that blanketed the hoodoos and the surrounding environs, making for a double dose of bucket list bliss. Took ’til Summer for my hands to thaw out, but the numbness of a mind blown by such stunning, natural beauty will never wear off.
Categories: Inspiration, Travel
Tags: Bryce Canyon, Gringo With A Green Bag, GWAGB, hiking, national parks, nature, outdoors, Travel, USA travel, Utah, Utah tourism, Visit Utah, Winter
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Categories: New Year, Travel
Tags: 2017, adventure, explore, Gringo With A Green Bag, GWAGB, Happy New Year, hiking, nature, Nikon, outdoors, photography, Tourism, Travel, travel blog, travel blogger, travel photographer, travel photography, travels
Oaxaca (wa-hah-ka) – my favorite word to pronounce in Mexico. It is also among my favorite destinations to visit in Mexico too. I was there recently during the week of Thanksgiving, and my birthday, for a little “holiday” I guess you can say (though we like to call it “vacation” in America). So I was, effectively, there on both “holiday” and “vacation” at the same time, which should appease any linguistic disparity between the British and American English terminologists out there. While R&R (rest and relaxation…often complimented with rum and revelry) was the focus, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to log some sky miles with the drone over what has to be among the most unspoiled slices of pristine coastline that Mexico can proudly claim on its colorful map. Here’s a few “holiday” snippets from the G-Bird… (*click HD*)
Tags: beach, beaches, DJI, DJI phantom, drone, Gringo With A Green Bag, GWAGB, Holiday, Huatulco, Mexico, Mexico Travel, nature, Oaxaca, playa, Travel, vacation
Amigos, it is my pleasure to introduce to you a whole NEW way of travel! This is Puerto Rico…as the world has never seen before… 🙂 #GringoWithAGreenBag
Tags: adventure, Caribbean, Caribbean travel, culture, Gringo With A Green Bag, GWAGB, nature, outdoors, puerto rico, Puerto Rico Travel, Tourism, Travel, travel blog, travel blogger
Just wrapped my latest travel video folks! Next week, get ready to see the island of Puerto Rico live you’ve NEVER seen it before! 🙂 I think the cows are still scratching their heads at what they witnessed…
Tags: adventure, Caribbean, Caribbean travel, explore, Gringo With A Green Bag, GWAGB, nature, PR, puerto rico, Puerto Rico adventure, Puerto Rico Travel, Tourism, Travel, travel blog, travel blogger, Travel Puerto Rico, travels
Ok, so a few weeks ago I finally had a chance to put my new underwater GoPro to the test…and what a first test it was!! You won’t Belize (I mean believe) what was waiting for me on my VERY first jump into the water at the Belize Barrier Reef. I’m talking ZERO training (unless you count the filming I did in my fish tank) and being “thrown” into one of the world’s largest natural aquariums with some flippers, a GoPro on a stick and a leaky snorkeling mask. Here’s how it all went down… #YouBettaBelizeIt!!
Tags: Belize, Belize tourism, Belize travel, Caye Caulker, Central America, GoPro, GoPro Hero, GoPro Hero 4, GoPro tips, Gringo With A Green Bag, nature, snorkeling, Tourism, Travel, travel blog, underwater, underwater video
(Calaveras Big Trees State Park – California)
Life goes by pretty fast. Time is the one thing we can’t control. All we can do is make the best of it. Without moments of pause and reflection, we can’t really appreciate time. Most people are allowed a lot of time in life, but we often frown upon it because we feel we don’t have enough of it or that it is passing by faster than we’d like it to. I believe time should be measured in moments, not by clocks or years on the calendar. We can’t slow time down, but when we slow down and enjoy moments in time, the less we will worry about “having” time and the more we will enjoy “living” in it.
Tags: adventure, California, explore, Gringo With A Green Bag, GWAGB, hiking, Inspiration, nature, Nikon, outdoors, photography, Travel, travel blog, travel blogger, trees
Just wrapped up the first leg of the #FreedomTour 2015 (literally…got my knee sleeved up as a result of some rugged hiking and shifty-legged Glidecam work. Took me a few embarrassing attempts to jump up on that rock, lol). The first stop was in the Eastern and Western Sierras of Central & Northern California (my home state). It could very well be the most beautiful and naturally diverse state in the union (but I’ll leave that judgement for a later day…once I’ve seen all 50 of those bad boys.)
Autumn in California…we’ve got some colors too folks. 🙂 More photos and video clips coming soon. Walking and gliding (sometimes stumbling) through nature…nothing quite like it.
Tags: adventure, Autumn, California, Fall, Freedom Tour, Gringo With A Green Bag, GWAGB, hiking, Mountains, nature, Nikon, outdoors, photography, scenic, Tourism, Travel, travel blog
October is in the house! Next week I’m kicking off my Fall “Freedom” Tour 2015! I’ll be visiting 3 new destinations over the next few months…a journey to explore and highlight the diversity of this beautiful planet. Mountains…Culture…Sea…ending the tour in Eleuthera, which means “Freedom” in Greek. We are free to #travel, free to #explore, free to #learn, free to #discover…and most importantly, free to open our minds and gain a better understanding and appreciation of the world through simple interactions with people who are different, through learning about unique cultures and by establishing a personal connection with nature and the environment. Stay tuned for all the #GWAGB updates and photos…and please connect with me on Instagram for real-time updates from each destination 🙂
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Tags: adventure, Bahamas, culture, Eleuthera, Gringo With A Green Bag, GWAGB, hiking, Mexico, Mountains, nature, Oaxaca, sea, Tourism, Travel, travel blog