Mao proclaimed the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1, 1949 from this Ming dynasty gate where his large portrait still remains. This same gate leads to the Forbidden City.
The ship goes through these huge locks on the Three Gorges Dam during the cruise along the Yangtze River. I stayed up at midnight to watch and shoot the whole four-hour process of bringing us down 113 meters through a … Continued
Buried in the sand for millennia until a Swiss explorer stumbled upon it in 1813, this temple built in 1274BC stands as a testament to the greatness of the pharaohs. It was carved out of a mountain in the Nubian … Continued
U.S. HIGHWAY 163 passes by Monument Valley, a tribal park run by the Navajo Nation where Southern Utah meets Northern Arizona. It is a scenic highway that passes through desert where only sturdy tumbleweeds grow. As you approach the border, … Continued
Built in 1956, the Chapel of the Holy Cross stands breathtakingly balanced on the red rocks of the mesas in Sedona, Arizona. A curving driveway leads up to a parking lot in the rear next to the entrance where an … Continued
This awe-inspiring view of the sunset turning the hills golden red and the sea deep blue was taken right along California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1. I parked the car in one of the lookout points and we all got out … Continued
This is the island in the Hundred Islands chain where you are allowed to stay overnight so long as you bring your own camping gear since there is no accommodation. We rented an outrigger for a whole day to explore … Continued
The braying of these jackass penguins in Boulder’s Beach kept us up almost the whole night since our hotel bedroom was just right next to their colony. So, early in the chilly morning just before sunrise, I went out to … Continued