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These are the best photos I've taken in just some of the countries i've visited around the world.
  • Well, the second time was the charm for me here. Really, you just have to do your research. New Orleans is not the kind of place you just want to “wing it.” You can’t! I learned this. You’ll spend most of your time in the French Quarter. And although very beautiful, and there are some good spots, it can feel like a tourist trap. You have to head out to the outer neighborhoods to enjoy New Orleans and to really experience, what I think is some of the best food in the world. What I would do for a house in the Garden district! Head to the Bywater for some music. Get some real deal fried chicken in the Tremé. Walk around. People say “Hello” and “Happy Holidays.” And they smile when they pass you on the street. It’s very lovely. It’s an extremely unique and weird place, not only for the US, but for the world. I really got to appreciate what NOLA had to offer this time around.



  • Street musicians, French Quarter, Nola.

    Street musicians, French Quarter, Nola.

  • Audience of one. French Quarter, Nola.

    Audience of one. French Quarter, Nola.

  • River Road shack. Nola.

    River Road shack. Nola.

  • Microwave sandwiches. Tremé, Nola.

    Microwave sandwiches. Tremé, Nola.

  • Maxwell’s silhouette. Lafayette Cemetery, Nola.

    Maxwell’s silhouette. Lafayette Cemetery, Nola.

  • Late afternoon cocktail. Garden District, Nola.

    Late afternoon cocktail. Garden District, Nola.

  • After our trip to Turkey being one of the most memorable and fantastic travel experiences we’ve ever had back in 2011, and last year’s utter debacle that was Russia, we really were due for another country that reinforced the reasons why we do what we do. And Portugal, my friend, you answered the call beautifully. As my friend, Nick, constantly said prior to our trip, this is Europe’s best kept secret. And I’m glad I finally listened and got to experience it while it is still just that. We saw quite a bit of the country stopping in Lisbon, Porto, and making our way through the Alentejo region, and nothing disappointed. Everywhere we went the food, the people, and the atmosphere were wonderfully charming. Not only was this one of the best countries I’ve visited in my travels, but also one of the best culinary experiences I’ve had anywhere in the world. The Portuguese know their food and are proud to share it and I might add, share it for a very reasonable price. The expenses of Portugal are minimal but what you get in return is not. The Portuguese are very proud of their culture, as they should be, and are most welcoming with a smile. Anytime I asked to take someone’s photo, they graciously agreed and were often flattered. Needless to say, it wasn’t too much of a challenge to gather some great images from this country.  Portugal, may your tangled Alfama streets, your melancholic Fado songs, medieval castles, local delicacies, and your prideful but humble heart never cease to amaze and excite future explorers. 



  • Chiado woman. Lisbon, Portugal

    Chiado woman. Lisbon, Portugal

  • Workshop. Lisbon, Portugal

    Workshop. Lisbon, Portugal

  • Midday Ginja drink. Lisbon, Portugal

    Midday Ginja drink. Lisbon, Portugal

  • Coffee man. Lisbon, Portugal

    Coffee man. Lisbon, Portugal

  • Alfama nights. Lisbon, Portugal

    Alfama nights. Lisbon, Portugal

  • Wandering hobo. Lisbon, Portugal

    Wandering hobo. Lisbon, Portugal

  • A stolen gaze. Lisbon, Portugal

    A stolen gaze. Lisbon, Portugal

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