A Cultural Visit to Havana

  A few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba with an award-winning photographer on a cultural People-to-People trip. I have traveled around the world and each place has been an amazing experience, but this may have been the best yet. It was definitely a step back in time to the 1950’s. The streets of Havana are filled with brightly colored vintage cars and decaying buildings. Groups of men can be found on the streets playing dominos or chess to pass the time. … [Read more...]

Floating in a Balloon Over Bagan

While visiting Bagan, an ancient city in Burma also known as Myanmar, I had the opportunity to photograph one of the most breathtakingly beautiful experiences of my life. I arose at 5 a.m. to meet the driver from Balloons Over Bagan, who picked us up at our hotel to take us to the site of the balloon launch. We watched with great anticipation as they filled five vibrantly colored balloons. When it was time to launch, we climbed into the basket and our pilot fired up the flame. We spent the … [Read more...]

A View of Cannes During the Film Festival

I had always admired the images of beautiful actresses in couture gowns on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, but never imagined I would go and see them in person. That was until I booked a last-minute cruise to the Mediterranean that featured the Cannes Film Festival.  The cruise included a film expert, who gave lectures on board and screened previous Cannes winners throughout the cruise in the ship’s theater. Our ship dropped anchor for two days in the Bay of Cannes, … [Read more...]