Through the Bukidnon Highlands: rainforests, lost tribes and cool weather

Cool flowing waterfall in Bukidnon

Where is Bukidnon in The Philippines? Bukidnon is an area in north central Mindanao fabled for its cooler climate, which produces many of the regions fruit and vegetables. It’s also home to one of the secret treasures of the Philippines not mentioned in any guidebook. The only place with an ethnic festival in the entire country. Bukindon …

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Photographing Miss Camigiun Island: Seeing the Unseen

Miss Camiguin Island

Seeing the Unseen: Photographing Miss Camiguin Island at the Lanzones festival (a blast from the past) With this mini series I’ve been able to show you some people and places as I travel Mindanao. Here’s one that I previously didn’t have time to publish on my first visit to a  tiny little island. Camiguin is …

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Seeing the Unseen: Exposing Mindanao & some upcoming features

Indigenous tribesman from Kaamulan

Time to meet some people most travelers don’t see. I’ve spent a long time in the Philippines searching for home. Some of it was to prove to myself and to others that island life is not for me. From time in tropical Palawan to now in the southern most island of Mindanao. An area stricken …

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The best time of year for photography in Nepal? – Christmas Day in Pokhara

Boat on Lake Phewal Tal, Pokhara, Nepal (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Travel, hangovers, and Christmas. I was doing okay. Sometimes such things are what you need to give you a kick in the butt. It worked. Now I was on a mission again. Waking up on Christmas day with a hangover is not all that uncommon. Though I will admit that either Nepal …

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The sands of a dream fall from a tight fist

Trekking stores in Nepal selling lots of fake stuff! (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Home Nepal was not, but it give me the feeling of what it should be like. However like all good things, there’s very often another feeling around the corner. What happens when you finally find something you are looking for? You’ve reached a goal. You flounder. At least I did. A day …

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