How To Stay Chic In Palma

The elegant heart of the Mediterranean, Palma is proof that Majorca is much more than just a beach destination. Although a popular tourist destination for decades, it is now drawing in a new type of visitor; those attracted by its sophisticated boutiques, its Michelin-starred restaurants, its cool bars and, of course, its long and exciting […]

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Celebrity Spotting in Palma

Palma, the capital city of Mallorca, Spain, has long been a destination for the rich and famous. Since the early 1800s, celebs have flocked to Palma, and that includes such names as Chopin and George Sand. Times have changed Palma over the last couple of hundred years, with the city becoming one of the top […]

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Can YOU Name These Old Cars in Cuba? – Photos of the Classic, Beat Up and All Stitched Together

Some like to say that Cuba is a country lost in time. Or suspended in time. That, of course, is silly. Watching Cubans Facebook and send pictures to each other on their smart phones will quickly cure you of any notion that the island hasn’t kept up with the modern world in many ways. This […]

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Published! Chaos of Hard Clay – An Anthology of Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Chaos of Hard Clay is Published! Somewhere within the fits of reason that assailed her, Sunny caught a glimpse of the boy. There, between the sleeping and the dreaming, she knew she always would. “I saw him again.” “Oh?” The nurse pulled a thin blanket over Sunny’s shoulders. Sunny lay in a deep chair, curled […]

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New Travel Rules to Cuba – Havana Imagined Photography Tour Meets all the Guidelines

In November 2017 President Trump changed the travel rules to Cuba. As with most things that come from the Trump Administration, there was a whole lot of bluster and very little bite. Still, there are some things to be aware of. Americans are still legally allowed to visit Cuba.  Apparently, the brief window of time […]

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Was the Federal government required to give public lands away to the states at statehood?

Was the Federal government required to give public lands away to the states at statehood? A dubious line of reasoning has emerged among anti-public lands advocates and it’s having real world impacts ~ ~ ~ In January 2016, two dozen armed militants took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. “We’re here to unwind the […]

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Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym in Havana, Cuba

There is a scene in the incredible and heartbreaking Cuban movie “Viva” where the father of Jesús, the main character, visits an old Havana boxing gym. When I saw the movie I thought: Wow! THAT is a place I’ve got to photograph! The Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym is the oldest boxing gym in Havana. It […]

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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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What Impact Could Artificial Intelligence Have on Climate Change?

 Source: Pexels From customer service chatbots to virtual personal assistants to self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence and machine learning is fast becoming a mainstream solution to everyday challenges. So, it was only a matter of time before scientists started enlisting its endless uses in the study of climate change and energy consumption. Could this be a […]

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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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Society, Collapse, Art and Transformation – Getting to Utopia

Let’s be perfectly honest. Ruins are awesome. There is something utterly fascinating about the idea of a complete societal collapse. Half wild men and women eeking out a life amid violence, desperation and the decaying ruins of the great civilization that came before.  ~ Today’s popular culture is awash in dystopian, civilizational collapse thought experiments. […]

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