It's been a great summer and it looks like 2016 will end on a high note. My travels during 2016 included the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, and then an interesting (and fun) trip to Bergen, Norway, Helsinki, Finland to visit some friends for a few days, and then the ferry across the Baltic Sea to Tallinn, Estonia where I spent a week exploring Estonia and a bit of Latvia (Highly Recommended!).
After my return home I spent four weeks at an Artist in Residence program in Marfa, Texas, getting some great shots of Prada Marfa, southwest Texas and Big Bend. If you like wide open spaces this is a place to go.
Next was a week in Cartagena, Colombia - an easy flight - LAX to Panama City to Cartagena. Although is was hot and humid I had a great time. Cartagena is a great place to experience the Colombian culture and food, plus it offered some great photo opportunities. And consider the Hotel Quadrifolio if you ever get to Cartagena - a charming hotel with a great staff.
I finished off the summer with my seventh successful year at the Sawdust featuring images from Estonia, Colombia, Finland, Norway, and from two U.S. road trips - one in the western United States, and one cross country trip from Philadelphia to Laguna, with a three day stop at the Best Western Motel in Artesia, New Mexico due to a fierce winter storm. How fun! A high point in my cross country trip - almost three days in a junk yard in Georgia photographing old and rusted cars. Check it out.
I’m leaving for Manaus, Brazil (the Amazon) in November and then back to Marfa, TX in December, No plans yet for any other trips, but I'm sure I'll find someplace interesting to go, either domestically or international. My favorite travel planner, Chris Bazos at Travelous, is working on some ideas for Scotland and Ireland. Looks very interesting. Thanks, Chris.
And although a bit early, a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays to everyone.