No Picture of the Week :(

No Picture of the Week :(

Hey everybody. It’s been a bummer of a week for the most part and, for the first time in a few years, I didn’t take a single picture this week. I always try to make the PotW a picture that I actually took that week if possible and was just too busy dealing with some other stuff this week. Everything’s fine! I promise I’m ok, just a singular rough week. Hope to be back at it this week and will do my best to make next week’s PotW a great one!

Picture of the Week: Vernazza, Italy

Picture of the Week: Vernazza, Italy

Want to see more pictures of the week?  Check out the archive! The Cinque Terre in Italy is simply amazing.  As I gushed about in my post late last week, I went to Vernazza to take some epic pictures and actually ended up with a new all-time favorite.  The next morning (my last in Vernazza) I went out to find some other good photos a little closer into the village.  Vernazza features a little harbor where little tourist boats and ferries can dock up, making the journey between the various villages of Cinque Terre a little easier.  There are also quite a few local fishermen who will head out early in the morning to catch some fish, then they head right back to the local restaurants and sell them the ingredients for that night’s dinner!  It’s just a really cool place, very quaint and foreign-feeling. The early morning sky diffused the light, which made for a really interesting photo.  I liked this composition because the boats in the foreground anchor everything visually but there is still plenty of detail if you want to zoom in and explore!  So let’s check it out, this week’s picture of the week! For the photographers: This one actually didn’t take too much in post-production.  I shot this as part of a time lapse but ended up liking the single image so much that I just went with it.  As you can see, in the foreground the boats are a little blurry because this was a… read more

My New Favorite Picture of All-Time!

My New Favorite Picture of All-Time!

I was in Europe for about 10 days over the past couple of weeks for a mixture of work and play. As part of my photography habit I end up perusing through various sites and blogs and kept seeing the same place popping up over and over again. It was a beautiful iconic picture and I just knew I had to have it in my portfolio. When my work in Europe was done I had my chance to take it.

Is the Beautiful Park Hyatt New York worth it?

Is the Beautiful Park Hyatt New York worth it?

A few weeks ago I was in New York to spend time with my family. I don’t have any family in New York, they were visiting there and flights were cheap, so why not? The first night I stayed at the Hilton New York in midtown Manhattan, which is a massive if not unimpressive edifice that is nice enough on the inside but has little personality. I needed to be in New York for one more night and was perusing through available hotels and for some reason my eyes kept darting back to the Park Hyatt New York. It was certainly out of my budget (at around $900 per night!) but I had some Hyatt points sitting there. Could it be worth it? Let’s review the Park Hyatt New York.

Off to Cinque Terre!

Buongiorno from Milano! I’m sorry for not blogging much this week, I definitely owe you a few more posts and have some good material in the works for you. For now, though, I’m off to beautiful Cinque Terre!

Pictures of the Week from my trip to Europe!

Pictures of the Week from my trip to Europe!

Hello from London! I’ve been in Paris and London on a last-minute trip to support one of our business lines here. It’s been a great trip and although I haven’t had very much time to take photographs I’ve managed to grab a couple I’m proud of. So, with apologies for the delay, here are last week’s pictures of the week!

Picture of the Week: Springtime in New York

Picture of the Week: Springtime in New York

Spring has sprung in New York City, where I’ve been all weekend. In the past week the flora and fauna of Central Park have exploded in a beautiful symphony of color and smell that has left at least one travel blogger named Andy in awe. It was all I could do to turn my camera and lens towards a familiar scene.

Bluffworks Travel Pants Giveaway!

Just a reminder to everyone that Bluffworks and Andy’s Travel Blog are giving away two pair of what I (through rigorous testing) determined to be the best travel pants in the world. Click here to enter!  

Bluffworks Prize Pack GIVEAWAY! Win the Best Travel Pants in the World!

Bluffworks Prize Pack GIVEAWAY!  Win the Best Travel Pants in the World!

I hope you enjoyed my epic product test of the Bluffworks travel pants from earlier this week.

Andy’s Travel Blog has teamed up with Bluffworks for an awesome giveaway! Not only has Bluffworks offered a generous 15% off their pants (coupon code inside), but they are also giving away TWO PAIR of their travel pants! Here’s how to enter:

American’s New Cole Haan Amenity Kit Review

American’s New Cole Haan Amenity Kit Review

I recently had the chance to fly on American’s 787 from Beijing back to Dallas on the 787 Dreamliner and it was a great flight (report coming soon!). As part of the flight I received one of American’s new Cole Haan amenity kits. I had my macro lens with me so I could take a close up look at the new kit. Let’s take a look.