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After Island hopping to Hvar and Korčula we ended finished our trip to Croatia in Dubrovnik.  Entering the walled old city felt like stepping back in time.  No cars are allowed, even the locals have to carry every thing in by hand or on carts.  However modern times show up in the form of Satellite…
  • July 19, 2017

Trogir & Split

We left the natural wonderland of Plitvice and headed down to the Dalmatian Coast.  We stopped and had lunch in the town of Trogir before making our way to Split and touring Diocletian’s Palace.
  • June 14, 2017


This was one of the most magical beautiful places I’ve ever been.  Plitvice lakes is a series of seven tiered lakes with dozens of waterfalls.  We spent the afternoon wandering through the forests and across the lakes on raised boardwalks, before taking a boat across the lake to the park hotel for the evening.
  • June 13, 2017


We headed out to the Istria Penninsula, to visit the Pula Amphitheater, which was built by the Romans.  It is estimated to have hosted 20,000+ spectators.  For lunch we headed to Rovinj for the afternoon.  Rovinj is a gorgeous harbor town that was part of the Venetian empire.  We walked through the old town and…
  • June 13, 2017

Postojna Cave

Upon arriving to Postojna Caves in Slovenia, we boarded open air rail cars to take us into the caves.  We sped through carved out tunnels that opened into massive underground chambers with stalactite chandeliers.  One we arrived we walked through the the Postojna Cave and then followed the underground river Pivka into the Pivka Cave…
  • June 12, 2017


On our last night in Zagreb we took a trip out to Kumrovec to see the tiny village that Josip Broz Tito, the president of Yugoslavia, grew up in.  The tiny rural village was a museum now dedicated to Tito, filled with thatched roofed homes.  For dinner we went to a rustic family style restaurant,…
  • June 2, 2017


Our first stop in Croatia was the capital city of Zagreb.  Its a charming pretty city filled with parks and fountains.  On my first day in the city I wandered through the botanical gardens, and quickly became obsessed with the almost black, dark purple tulips that were planted all over the city. On our second…
  • June 1, 2017

Beaches in Sydney

On our last day in Sydney we explored the beaches along the coastal trail.  We started out at Bondi Beach, sunbathed, ate fish and chips for lunch, then got a gelato for the road.  We spent the afternoon hiking from Bondi to Bronte to Coogee beach, taking in the views, and working on our tans.…
  • Australia, Beaches
  • December 16, 2016

Australian Fauna

One of the most foreign parts of Australia was the fauna.  We saw Crocodiles at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure, where we took a boat ride through a crocodile filled lagoon and fed kiwis to a Cassowary.  In Brisbane we visited the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where we got to hold koalas and feed kangaroos.  Even the cities…
  • Australia, crocodile, kangaroo, koala, parrot
  • December 15, 2016

Palm Cove, QLD

Our first stop on our Australian adventure was Palm Cove, a beach town north of Cairns.  Palm Cove is an idyllic beach town with, sandy beaches next to a town filled with places to have lunch, eat gelato, and stock up on sunscreen.  We spent several afternoons reading in the shade, walking along the beach,…
  • Australia, Beaches
  • December 14, 2016

Mossman Gorge, QLD

One afternoon on our Australian adventure we set out for the Daintree Rainforest just north of Port Douglas to explore the local flora and fauna.  We swam in creeks, saw Australian brush turkeys, and gazed up at giant fig trees.     
  • December 13, 2016

Tomales Bay Point

I spent last Sunday pushing the reset button, more than a month of travel for work and conferences had left me off balanced. So I laced up my hiking boots and headed out of the city to Tomales Point.
  • July 9, 2016

Tuileries Garden

Tuilleries Gardens in Springtime are mobbed with tourists but filled with stunning flowers.
  • May 8, 2016

Kensington Gardens

Exploring Kensington Palace & Gardens
  • May 8, 2016


At the beginning of March I headed to London to speak at Qcon.  In addition to speaking I was able to explore a bit of London.  I toured Westminster Abby, saw Art at Tate Modern, wandered through Boroughs Market, checked out the British Museum, and strolled through St. James Park. 
  • london, Photography, qcon, Travel
  • March 15, 2015

Seattle to San Francisco

“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike … we find that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us” At the end of December I made the move from Seattle to San Francisco.  After all of my things were packed in Seattle I started the drive down the coast.…
  • Photography, San Francisco, Seattle, Travel
  • January 19, 2015

Playing with Penguins in Patagonia & Other South American Adventures

I caught a glimpse of myself unabashedly smiling in the rearview mirror of the car taking me to the airport.  Just a few hours before I’d gone through my usual pre-travel jitters.  I had thoughts of bailing, irrationally wishing that I could stay in Seattle and idle the days away in the comfort of familiarity, but…
  • Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Penguins, Photography, Punta Arenas, Santiago, South America, Torres Del Paine, Travel
  • December 2, 2014

Malmo Sweden

In the beginning of November I traveled to Sweden to speak at Oredev 2014.  I had an excellent time at the conference and speaker events, and really enjoyed wandering around Malmo, working at coffee shops, grabbing a meal in the square, and enjoying the rather pleasant late fall weather. Malmo is a really beautiful city…
  • Malmo, Photography, Sweden
  • November 26, 2014

Lake Washington Night Shoot

     Thursday was a weird day, uncomfortable and scary in some ways.  So I channeled all that energy into a night shoot.  Creation is powerful.  It helps me feel in control and gives me a release.  Tonight’s shoot took all the messy complicated freaked out feelings of the day and channeled them into searches for…
  • Photography
  • October 3, 2014

Oregon Coast

I spent the weekend down in Manzanita Oregon with some of my favorite people.  It was amazing.  We spent all day Saturday walking along the beach and hanging out around a bonfire.  We ate Tillamook Ice Cream, drank Bloody Maries on the beach, and chatted for days. I spent the whole weekend in perpetual awe…
  • Oregon, Photography
  • September 3, 2014


In the beginning of May I travelled to France.  We spent 7 days in Paris, wandering along the banks of the Seine, viewing Monet’s Water Lilies, and eating delicious food.  I was quite taken with the beauty of Paris, the gardens, the monuments, the museums.  I especially fell in love with French Gardens and their…
  • Paris, Photography, Travel
  • June 8, 2014

The Grizzled Mighty

The Grizzled Mighty are one of my new favorite rock bands, so of course when I heard that they were playing at Silver Platters record store Saturday afternoon I went to see them perform.  They were awesome live, and I got to practice shooting concerts.  “Turn the guitar up, and make the kick drum sound…
  • Photography, The Grizzled Mighty
  • April 6, 2014

Digital Ghosts

To wrap up my Digital 1: Photography class our final assignment was to produce a mini show of 5 photos with a common theme of our choosing and an artist statement, to display at the final class. Digital Ghosts Technology is a common part of our every day lives.  We interact with it at home…
  • Digital Ghosts, Photography
  • March 18, 2014

Digital 1: Photography Class

This Winter I enrolled in Photo Center North West’s Digital 1 photography class taught by Janet Neuhauser.  I have had a DSLR for a few years and loved playing around with it, but decided to learn a bit more and create some beautiful photos on purpose.  I shot the photos in this class using my…
  • Digital 1, Photography
  • March 9, 2014