From California Coast to Hawaii’s Beaches (A Photo Essay of an Incredible Day)


At long last, I am excited to share a photo essay of my journey from the coasts of California, over 3,800 km (2,300 mi) all the way to the Big Island of Hawai’i, what is said to be the heart chakra of the planet itself.

As I described a few entries ago, I went from waking up in California to eventually finding myself at an exquisitely pristine white sand beach by the end of the day.

It was one of those days that you intuitively know you will look back on as a milestone for years to come. Share & Enjoy!

Seeing California fade in distance

Seeing California fade in the distance

Free Mai-Tai beside Kindle

Free drink beside Kindle (courtesy of Alaskan Airlines)

The Big Island rising in the distance

The Big Island rising in the distance

Looking back at the Boeing 747-800

Looking back at the Boeing 747-800

Makalawena Beaches

Makalawena Beaches

Pristine Makalawena Beach

Pristine Makalawena Beach

A childs footsteps on Makalawena Beach

A child’s footsteps on Makalawena Beach

I hope you enjoyed this photo essay! As always, all of the photos are included in the accompanying photo gallery. This time, the gallery is called Flight to Hawaii & Makalawena Beach. Share & Enjoy 🙂




Why to visit Madison’s Tenney Park in the Winter (A Photo Essay)


Crisp. Blue. Clear.

It had been three months since I’d returned from my West Coast Adventure. Three months of Not Moving, embracing the strangeness of being stationary.

And then, I found myself ready to explore once more. I had regained a kind of balance about being in Wisconsin; and so I set out, eventually finding myself staring at overpriced fossils through shop windows, admiring crude wood carvings, and being surrounded by that particular shade of horrendous gray that the streets can only achieve in the depths of winter.

None of what I saw was photo-worthy… except Tenney Park.

It had been nearly two years since my last visit to the Tenney Locks, and the wind had sculpted the snow around its protracted pier into an otherworldly landscape.

Obviously, Tenney Park wasn’t as welcoming in the winter. You wouldn’t want to have a picnic or do a cycling trek. To say it was freezing is putting it mildly.

But if you’re someone who loves photography, you’d be wise to stop by. People setup tents on the lake, and (depending on the time) the park’s relative desolation provides a rare photographic opportunity.

Oh, and there’s duckies.

Blue Sky behind Wooden Bench

People with Tents out on Lake Mendota

Wind-sculpted glistening snow

Tenney Locks in the winter

Snowy Tenney Park bridge


All accompanying photos are in the Tenney Park Winter photo gallery. With so much free, high-quality content, why not tell a friend and share this article?