The Road Trip begins…

Day 4 in Iceland, the first day of our ten day road trip around the island. After a lot of research, we decided renting a camper-van would be the best way to see as much of Iceland as we could, while going at our own pace and the ability to just stop for the night…

The Golden Circle…

Katya and I got up early and went on a 20-30 minute search for breakfast, since most places don’t open in Iceland til at least 9am. We found a nice pastries shop, Kornid, that was open and grabbed some donuts from breakfast and a pair of sandwiches for lunch. We then headed to BSI Reykjavik,…

Reykjavik, Iceland…

Day 1 – After an uneventful 8 hour flight, we arrived around 2pm, caught the FlyBus to Reykjavik, settled into our AirBnB to relaxed for a bit, then headed out to explore a little before dinner. With only ~330,000 people in the whole country, and 70% of them living in Reykjavik, it still feels like…

Pre-Trip Prep: Iceland and Copenhagen

When Katya and I got married earlier this year we decided to take a short Mini–Moon, and have a delayed honeymoon later in the year, both for financial and scheduling reasons. Well now the time has come to get ourselves out of the country and enjoy some time exploring new places. We’ll have one full day…

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…