Havana Fishermen of the Malecón – Survival in Cuba

Abdel was stressed. He hadn’t caught anything in two days and his wife had yelled at him in the morning.  “This is my vacation,” he said. He was sarcastic and bitter. “It is also my working mornings, my working evenings and every day I have off from my job. And she just yells at me.” […]

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Against the Green Wall – Cubans on the Move

I love people watching. I think that is also why I’m so in love with street photography. There are few things more intriguing than our fellow human beings. There are no two of us that are alike and I often find myself wondering what other’s lives are like. What motivates them? What inspires them? What […]

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Cuban Ballet Dancers – Havana Imagined

Perhaps the highlight of the first Havana Imagined photography tour I lead for Espiritu Travel was our afternoon at capturing images of Cuban ballet dancers at the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. Over the next two months I’ll post up collections of captures from our time in Havana. I’ll try to do one a week. Over the […]

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What’s New With Me? Climate & Society, Forests, CliFi and Havana, Cuba!

It has been a whirlwind since the kids and I returned from our two-week road trip to the Oregon coast and back in July. And there really is no end in site. I’m off to Havana, Cuba tomorrow morning. Havana Imagined! This Year and Next I’m leading a small group on an 8-day photography tour […]

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Photography Tours: Cuba. Havana Imagined!

Havana Imagined! Join me for one of my photography tours to Cuba with Espiritu Travel. Good price, great fun, amazing shots! In November 2017 I will lead a 7-day, 8-night photography tour to Cuba through Espiritu Travel.  The Havana Imagined Photo Tour is ideal for both experienced and amateur photographers. We will spend 7 days […]

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From Economist to Millionaire: The Cuba Tourism Boom is Drawing Professionals to Leave Their Jobs for Better Opportunities

Cuba Tourism Boom is Drawing Professionals to Leave Their Jobs for Better Opportunities Last year the United States began dismantling the last remaining barriers to Americans travelling to Cuba, contributing to an estimated 3.5 million visitors in 2016 as Americans flocked to what had been for so long a forbidden country – for Americans at least. […]

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The Last Day. Three Perfect Days in Trinidad, Cuba – Day Three

Day Three – Three Perfect days in Trinidad, Cuba Three perfect days in Trinidad, Cuba – Day One Three perfect days in Trinidad, Cuba – Day Two It was another morning on the rooftop of Media Luna. The third of my three perfect days in Trinidad, Cuba. While she scrambled my eggs, Gela told me that in […]

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Three Perfect Days in Trinidad, Cuba – Day Two

Day Two – Trinidad, Cuba Trinidad Cuba Day One North of Trinidad the Sierra del Escambray winds its way across the landscape for about 90 kilometers. The mountain range is Cuba’s second largest and looks somewhat like the battlements along a castle wall. The mountains are not particularly high but they are steep. The valleys […]

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Three Perfect Days: Trinidad in Cuba – Day One

  You hear it said that the Cuban capital of Havana is a metropolis stuck in the 1950s. If that excites you then the Caribbean coastal town of Trinidad in Cuba will be an added thrill. The 500-year old settlement of cobblestone streets at the base of Sierra Escambray was founded by Spanish conquistador Diego […]

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From the Mouth of the River – Images of Cuba

It was raining on and off at the mouth of the Yumuri River. There were a scattering of small fishing boats passing in and out of the river mouth under the bridge. They made their way from the Punta del Fraile where the storm created an impressive surf. There weren’t many tourists and the little […]

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Twenty Captures From My Travel in Cuba

“It must have changed so much!” That is what nearly everyone I know has said to me since I returned last week from my travel in Cuba working with Espiritu Travel. Of course this was my very first visit and so I don’t know for sure but…I don’t have the sense that it has changed in […]

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Register and Win! International Expeditions Announces Travel to Cuba

Cuba…. Dammit. Of all the places on my bucket list, Cuba is WAY, WAY up there.  Back in grad school one of my fellow students was doing his Ph.D on the impacts of tourism in Cuba and the lucky bastage was spending months at a time, for several years on end, in that rich, diverse […]

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