The best way to do a Wadi Rum tour is to stay in a Bedouin camp and let them feed you and drive you around. Early the next morning take photos at dawn.
The so-called Treasury at Petra, Jordan is the iconic image that represents the huge ruins that run for miles, and provide the backdrop for the Indiana Jones movie.
Fred Schlomka, founder of Green Olive Collective, prepares for a long distance ride through the U.S. Fred Schlomka is idiosyncratic enough that I shouldn’t have been surprised when our interview by email, between [...]
It’s been such a full year I needed to retrace our itinerary to get my head around all that we’ve seen in 2015. Initially, I just wanted to post some random images–previously unpublished–that have stayed [...]
This photo counts as one of my favorites: The Bernina Express rail line in the Swiss Alps. Apart from toting up income (not enough) and expenses (too much), we endorse counting up other [...]
The temple of Sobek at Kom Ombo is yet another of the fascinating temples along the Nile. I like this one because it's dedicated to Sobek, and who doesn't like crocodile headed gods? Sobek is [...]
The Nile River with fishermen, the banks with agriculture, and the desert with mountains of limestone. If you know anything about us, you might say Sonesta Nile Cruises was taking a risk inviting [...]
I shot all of these on two occasions while we were cruising up the Nile. The ones of the boats were shot off the balcony of our cabin on the Sonesta Star Goddess. (Thanks for [...]
The construction of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali was modeled after mosques in Turkey. Like the Aya Sofia, for example. The Mosque of Muhammad Ali (no relation to the boxer) in Cairo was [...]
We've now been in at least four or five Bedouin camps since we've been in the Middle East. All of them have their distinct character. But one thing they have in common is putting whatever [...]