The Yellow City of Izamal, Mexico

On the first full day of our late-December trip to the Yucatan, we set out early from Cancun to our primary destination, the capital city of Merida. But on the way, we detoured to spend an afternoon taking a million photos exploring around the beautiful city of Izamal, “La Ciudad Amarillo” or “The Yellow City”. Getting There […]

Four Points by Sheraton Cancun Centro Review

In December 2017, Colleen and I traveled to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and spent our first night of the trip at the Four Points by Sheraton Cancun Centro. While not near the beach or the touristy “Hotel Zone”, it was perfect for our needs. Located fairly close to the airport, we got an excellent night of sleep […]

Brewery Review: Wynwood Brewing Company in Miami

I spent Christmas 2017 visiting my parents in Miami. On Christmas Eve, my girlfriend Colleen and I headed over to the Wynwood neighborhood to photograph its famous walls and of course, partake in some craft beer. After first hitting up J. Wakefield, our next stop was Wynwood Brewing Company. Wynwood Brewing Company was the first […]

Brewery Review: J. Wakefield in Miami, Florida

On Christmas Eve, after photographing Wynwood’s iconic street art for a couple hours, I headed over to J. Wakefield brewing, one of four breweries in the Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. J Wakefield has a small parking lot and if it’s full, there is the ubiquitous PayByPhone street parking available for $1.50 per hour. Everything is so close that […]

Valley Of Fire State Park, Nevada

In December 2017, we concluded our roadtrip of the southwest in Las Vegas. Having visited Las Vegas many times before, we were looking for something different to fill our one remaining day before flying home and Valley of Fire State Park fit the bill perfecty. Valley of Fire is located in the Mojave Desert, about […]

Wynwood And Its Famous Walls

In December 2017, I spent an afternoon taking in the Wynwood Walls, located in the vibrant Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. Besides art, this is also a key craft beer destination, boasting four breweries within walking distance of each other. I will be reviewing some of those venues separately, but before the drinking commenced, we first […]

Roaming The Southwest Day 6: Page AZ, Glen Canyon Dam, and Horseshoe Bend

After one final breakfast at Maswick food court, we set out for our next destination: Page, Arizona and its famous Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Slot Canyons. But first, there was some still some exploring to do in the eastern reaches of the Grand Canyon. Click any photo for larger version. Yavapai Point First up was […]

Roaming the Southwest Day 5: Grand Canyon South Rim, Laundry, and Pizza!

This morning at the Grand Canyon South Rim, we awoke to find that the rental car’s leaky tire was now totally flat. But before dealing with that, we hit up Maswik Food Court for some breakfast. They have cooked to order eggs, omelets, breakfast burritos, etc. and everything is priced about $7 to $9 which […]