Category Archives: Travel Photos

The Best Photos of 2016: Surf, Travel, & Adventure Photography

Best Photos of 2016: Surf and Travel Photos from Bali and Beyond

Spent the last day of 2015 looking back through the highlights of one of the most productive years I’ve ever had exploring the world with a camera. From more than 20,000 photos taken this year, this gallery includes 162 of my favorite images from the islands of Indonesia back home to the Blue Ridge Mountains […]

Best Photos of 2015: A Year in Pictures

Best Photos of 2015: A Year of Adventure Travel

Spent the last day of 2015 looking back through the highlights of one of the most productive years I’ve ever had exploring the world with a camera. From more than 20,000 photos taken this year, this gallery includes 162 of my favorite images from the islands of Indonesia back home to the Blue Ridge Mountains […]

Best Photos of 2014: A Year in Pictures

Best Photos of 2014: A Year of Travel in Pictures

Hard to believe how fast 2014 went by, but it seems as things get more and more busy, the faster time seems to pass. So many highlights from this past year, I’ve cut them down to just the very best of the best. The gallery clocks in at nearly 200 images, which I know is […]

Dumaguete Underwater & Travel Photo Safari - August 2014

Dumaguete Underwater & Travel Photo Safari – August 2014

After finishing the cover shoot for Cebu Pacific Smile Magazine, I wasn’t ready to stop the road trip. Since Kota Kinabalu is one of the closest airports to the Philippines, I caught an overnight flight to Manila (after hiking from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mount Kinabalu). The goal was to get in a […]

Trekking Mount Kinabalu: Southeast Asia's Highest Peak

Trekking Mount Kinabalu: Southeast Asia’s Tallest Summit

At 4,035 meters (13,435 feet), Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu is rated as the tallest summit in Southeast Asia. It’s also one of the most popular destinations to Sabah, the Malaysian state that is home to the peak. In July 2014, the creative team at Cebu Pacific’s Smile Magazine decided to feature the trek as the cover […]

Best travel photos from around the world

Travel Photography Portfolio: Capturing the Spirit of Place

One of the greatest challenges (and rewards) of a photo assignment to a new destination is how to capture the spirit of a place in just a few frames that your magazine editor will use to illustrate the story. In just a few shots, the readers need to get the feeling of the place that’s […]

World Travel Photos: Best of Ten Years

Ten Years of World Travel: Photo Gallery

On the morning of January 31st, 2004 I caught a Northwest Airlines flight from San Francisco to Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Also on the plane were 41 other volunteers from Peace Corps batch 263, soon to be scattered across the Philippine archipelago to begin assignments ranging from marine conservation to business development. None […]

Things to Do in Bali: Get Out & Explore the Island of the Gods

Things to Do in Bali: Best Photos from the Island of the Gods

Consistently ranked one of the best islands in the world, Bali is the most magical place I’ve ever visited. Combining a centuries-old traditional Hindu culture framed by an epic backdrop of best surfing waves on the planet, there’s truly no place on earth like Bali. Add in the bonus of being home to some of […]

The Year in Photos: Top Travel & Underwater Photos from 2013

Best of 2013 Gallery: The Year in Photos

Ten years ago this month I was packing my bags for the adventure of a lifetime in the Philippines. That Peace Corps assignment in Dumaguete turned out to be just the beginnning of what has become my dream job—traveling the world as a photographer. Looking back on the photos from the past year has become […]

Top Chef Indonesia: Will Meyrick in Bali

Top Chef Indonesia: Will Meyrick of Mama San Bali

Indonesia ‘Top Chef’ judge Will Meyrick has created two of the most iconic restaurants in Asia – Sarong and Mama San in Bali. Combining the best flavors and spices of the region, Meyrick has created an array of signature dishes that have earned his restaurants top awards in international rankings. I was asked to shoot […]

Bali Food Photography: Crispy Duck in Seminyak

Bali Food Photography: Mama San Restaurant in Seminyak

Known as ‘The Street Food Chef’, Will Meyrick has made a career of exploring the exotic flavors and cooking techniques of Asia. With a passion for the spices and flavors of the region, Meyrick uses a foundation of classic dishes to create his own unique blend of cutting-edge cuisine. In this gallery from his newest […]

Mount Rinjani at Sunset in Lombok

Trekking Mount Rinjani: Climbing Lombok’s Tallest Volcano

Mount Rinjani towers above Lombok, a beautiful backdrop for so many photos of its best beaches. The volcano is also one of the toughest trek’s you’ll find on the island – especially if you choose to do it all in 24 hours. This photo gallery covers the highlights of climbing Rinjani with Matt, my buddy […]

Day trip to one of Bali's most beautiful beaches

Perfect Day for the Beach at Bingin

Nothing much better than a beautiful beach in Bali and a perfect Indian Ocean swell rolling over the western horizon. This gallery covers the highlights of an amazing afternoon of shooting surf photos at Bingin Beach.

Apo Island Beach Resort: Dumauguete Dive Getaway

Island Time on Apo: Getting Off the Grid at Liberty’s

Staying overnight at Apo Island is definitely the way to go. You’re totally unplugged (electricity is only available from around 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’s enough to charge your camera batteries and power the blender to make some mango shakes (mmm, mango shakes) and refill the dive tanks. Other than that you’re on island […]