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Luxury African Safari with Shutter Tours
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What to Expect on a Luxury African Safari

As a child, I always had this vision of going to Africa and experiencing wild animals in their natural habitat. I could see myself wearing a pith hat and boots in an open vehicle as untamed Africa unfolded in…

Maasai Matriarch
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Portraits of Maasai

As my photography has evolved I find that I mostly gravitate to taking photos of people. Whether it’s the streets of Seattle doing street photography or while being a tour leader in Tanzania and visiting the amazing people that…

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Leopard in a Sausage Tree

Back in March I was a tour leader on a private tour to Tanzania and I’m always amazed what world class guides can see while on Safari that many of us would completely miss. This sausage tree (Yes it’s…

Best Mexican Coffee
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Best Mexican Coffee Ever

Traveling has been far and few between, but when Tracy invited me to Mexico to Cabo San Lucas to hang out for some time, it was an immediate yes for me. We now live three states away from each…

Feeding lion attacks female
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Male Lion Guards His Food Like A King

Back in 2018 we were in the Central Serengeti and heard the radio chatter of two male lions eating a young Cape Buffalo. We immediately made it to the spot and for the next hour or so, we watched…

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Grand Canyon to Zion

Grand Canyon was a great place to visit but it was time to move north to continue my journey home. Before I made it to Zion, I did a quick stop at Bryce National Park and was so impressed…

South Rim of Grand Canyon in B&W
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Grand Canyon Tour

As children, we all learn about the great National Parks in America and many of you readers have had the great fortune to travel to many throughout the United States. Though I have had the opportunity to bring guests…

Lonesome Road
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Slow Travel

I recently heard a term that made a lot of sense to me, it was “slow travel”. I have been watching quite a few van lifers, who seem to typify this type a traveling where one is not in…