I call it the proverbial ‘dead week’. The space between Christmas and New Year when everyone fights post-Yuletide depression while waiting for a new cycle to begin. And, rather than lay and wait while dreaming of new beginnings, I decided to return to Canada with Mia and see what Victoria, British Columbia had to offer. … Continue reading Exploring a wintry but cozy Victoria, British Columbia
I’ve been asked by several people and have given nearly the same response. How was your trip to Yosemite? Did you love it? Awkward pause… Not really, I’d respond in slight embarrassment, No, one of California’s most iconic landscapes didn’t inspire me all that much. In truth, it’s a hard answer to stomach. It’s a … Continue reading Gasp! I went to Yosemite and wasn’t blown away.
They say the best things in life are free, but in a sad oversight, that didn’t include National or State Parks… I say that because of the surprise every time I enter one of them. If not for the very entrance fee of stewardship and preserving beauty, it seems worth it at such small costs … Continue reading Mini road trip to Lassen Nat’l Park and Burney Falls
Offering subscriptions with an array of beans and flavor profiles, White Tale Coffee brings an interesting subscription service along the lines of Birch Box or Cairn, only in coffee form. Shoppers can pick from any variety of options to match their taste in coffee. From light roasts, favorite flavors, to grind settings, you get to … Continue reading White Tale Coffee Review
Meyer-Optik Görlitz produces a wide range of vintage-inspired lenses in updated designs and solid builds, reminiscent of Zeiss or Voigtlander heavyweights. Cast in all-metal construction with few or no electronics, the lenses are built for picky, manual focus loving photographers who want something new with a flare of the odd. I recently received a demo … Continue reading Shades of purple with the new Trimagon 95mm
One thousand islands, almost as many languages, endless flavors, and tucked under a roiling sky, Stockholm, Sweden must be staggeringly different for each visitor, every resident. I had a mere six days, with my girlfriend and family, in which to absorb it all and while any vacation only scratches the surface of a big city; … Continue reading Riling the senses under a seaborne sky in Stockholm, Sweden
I’d been wanting to go for as along as I can remember. Sweden. The other half of me, or at least the one I would become better acquainted with. What I didn’t realize is that after a year of planning, I would convince my whole family to go. Even more unfathomable is the fact that … Continue reading Finding my ancestors in the forests of Ölme, Sweden