Temecula Wine Country…

Earlier this month Katya and I hit our 6 month mark since we got married. Though it’s something I’m indifferent about celebrating I knew Katya would like it. I decided to take her down to Temecula to hangout at a few wineries, and find a spot for her to relax and draw/paint. Some background: since…

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum…

Another weekend and another photo trip with Katy and my sister, heading east an hour or so to the Noah Purifoy Joshua Tree Outdoor Museum. “In the late 1980s, Purifoy moved to the Mojave Desert, and over the last fifteen years of his life built what is now the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Sculpture Museum. Located…

Climbing in New Jack City…

Another weekend and another last minute camping trip. This time my friend Taylor invited Katya and I out to New jack City to camp and learn to rock climb. I’d climbed  a little bit in college but i didn’t really remember much, and Katya had never tried before, so we were both nervous but excited…

Salton Sea & Slab City…

Katya and I hit the road again this weekend, finally making our way out to the Salton Sea, Salvation Mountain and Slab City. We threw the trip together last minute, tossing the camping gear and a full cooler into the car, and heading east on the 60. The drive was an easy 2 hour trip,…

A quick trip to Tehachapi…

A friend of our recently moved out to Tehachapi a few weeks ago and since Katya and I couldn’t attend his housewarming we decided to take a short weekend trip to see him. The drive was a quick two and a half hours, very little traffic and beautiful weather with some scattered showers. It was…

Abbot Kinney Blvd…

I hadn’t hung out with my sister Karen for a while so Katya and I made plans to head out to Los Angeles and have ourselves a photo day. We ended up settling on Abbot Kinney Blvd., a touristy street with lots going on. It’s not really a place I’d care to go normally but…

Downtown Riverside…

We decided to take an impromptu photo trek to our downtown area. Katya vlogged a little bit and I just enjoyed being out in the light rain taking photos.

Mini-Moon: Part 2…

After leaving Truckee and our friends behind, we headed towards our second stop, Yosemite. I’d never been to Yosemite during the winter and it’s something I’ve always wanted to experience, luckily Katya was down to go as well. We made a quick stop in Sacramento for lunch and to see Angela, another close friend on…

Mini-Moon: Part 1…

So after getting married, we decided to head back to work for the week and then on this long weekend head out on a four day mini honeymoon. First we had picked to drive up to Truckee to visit my friend Randy and his family. We hadn’t visited in a few years, and he’d moved…

Wasteland Weekend 2016…

So my friend Chris came to me with a proposal. How would I like to spend four days camping in the middle of the desert, in which a post-apocalyptic town has been set up, and everyone there is wearing themed costumes. It’s called Wasteland Weekend. I was a little hesitant, not because of the theme…

Lake Titicaca…

After a multi-day trek to Macchu Picchu we new we’d need a break to recover, relax and reflect on our trip before we headed home, so we planned a few days at an Air BnB on the shores of Lake Titicaca. As soon as we got off the plane you’re immediately affected by the altitude,…

The Inka Trek…

We arrived to Cusco late in the evening, excited for our trip within the trip, the trek to Macchu Picchu. We checked into Intro hostel, our room was a nice, clean three person room, near the entrance. The hostel was really laid back, and had a very helpful staff that pointed out some great places…

A day of Arts and Science, Medellin, Colombia…

Our final day in Medellin, we packed up, checked out, left our luggage at the hotel, and headed to explore the city. We decided to make this a day of Arts and Science, visiting the Antioquia Museum, The Planetarium, and the Explorer’s Park. The taxi dropped us of near the Plaza Botero, where large sculptures…