Journal (Trip Reports)

August 2018

For more than a year, I had been trying to figure out an overseas vacation for John and I, as John had never traveled outside of North America, despite having traveled pretty extensively throughout the U...

February 2013

In 2013, I traveled to Nepal for ten days as part of a scouting trip for NatureScapes.Net, the photography company I was working for at the time. The goal of the trip was to allow me to see various parts of the country in as short a time as possible to determine if the photographic opportunities, in country amenities and services, and existing infrastructure could attract and support a group of American photo-tourists in the country...

Ecuador Mountaineering
January 2013

In 2013, I went to Ecuador with my friend Andrew and students from Johns Hopkins University in hopes of doing some high altitude mountaineering. Prior to the trip the highest I had ever been was 11,542 feet when crossing over Hoosier Pass on my cross country bike trip in 2009, and the only "mountaineering" I had done was a winter ascent of Mount Washington the year before...

Costa Rica
March 2012

In graduate school, I took a two week long Tropical Ecology and Conservation field studies class abroad in Costa Rica. While I spend more time learning about native wildlife, studying rainforest habitats, and exploring sustainable eco-tourism and agriculture systems than I did taking pictures, I did manage to capture some photos of the country's unique sights and native fauna and flora...

Frame of Mind Haiti
February 2012

In February 2012, I had traveled to Haiti with the now defunct non-profit, Frame of Mind, to observe and participate in one of their youth photo education projects as part of my research for my Master's project on how participatory photography programs could be used to engage young people with nature...

Bike Trip Across America
June-September 2009

Spring of 2009 came around and I was frustrated with my job, my long term relationship was coming to end, and I felt like I needed a fresh start. So when one of my coworkers asked me to join her and a few others on a bike trip across the United States, I said "Sure, why not?" and signed myself up...