Chicano Park, San Diego

Chicano Park is a great location to see and photograph street murals in San Diego. It’s one of those rare photography spots in San Diego that has some interesting and rich historical significance. If you like shooting murals and street art – this might be a great spot for you. History of Chicano Park The history […]

Avalanche Lake Trail at Glacier NP

The Avalanche lake trail at Glacier National Park is a very popular trail with gorgeous views of a gushing gorge and a lake with waterfalls. It’s less than 5 miles in total, “door-to-door” from the parking lot. I’m not a big hiker and had already had a couple of false starts on this trip to […]

Baker Beach, California

Where better to get that iconic Golden Gate Bridge beach shot than from Baker Beach? This hidden gem is rarely as crowded as Crissy Field Park, which is the other popular spot. Located on the San Francisco side of the bridge, Baker Beach is just west of the bridge, with relatively easy parking. Being west […]

Prefumo Canyon Vista Point

I’m a big fan of vista points, and this unmarked spot on Prefumo Canyon Rd surprised me with its gorgeous view of rolling hills and mountain ranges. If you want a place to take pictures near San Luis Obispo or the Madonna Inn, this is the best spot as it’s just a 20 min drive […]

Carrizo Plain Wildflower Superbloom

Unless you have been living on a rock, you must have noticed the amazing shots of the superbloom happening in California right now. The intense rain we got this year has made the desert bloom like never before, in stunning density that’s visible from space! Luckily I happened to be in the area a week […]

Downtown Tulum

Most people go to Tulum for its white sand beaches, Mayan ruins or perhaps the cenotes. But downtown Tulum is actually a great place to take pictures as well. There’s a lot of cute little stores and it’s a good spot for a photowalk. We walked along the main street which is the Cancun-Chetumal Road, the same […]

Gran Cenote, Tulum

The Gran Cenote, Tulum is an awesome underwater cave where you can snorkel with turtles. I’d never heard of cenotes until I visited Tulum. And I’d never snorkeled before either. So this place was novel for multiple reasons. My husband and I were at our hostel and looking for something to do. It had been […]

Cuyamaca Rancho SP

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park makes a great daytrip from San Diego. It has miles of hiking trails among some woodsy forests, which is a nice change of scenery from most of San Diego’s desert-y brown hiking terrain. I’m not a big hiker, did you guess? So I need my hikes to have some gorgeous vistas, flowing streams […]

Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium’s jellyfish and seahorse exhibits are pretty fun to shoot and result in some gorgeous images. This is a sweet, little aquarium in La Jolla, California that makes up for it’s smaller size with quality exhibits. Plus, it’s not as crowded as bigger aquariums so you can take great photographs of the sea life […]

Windansea Tidepools

Skip the museums to photograph some beautiful sea life at the Windansea tidepools. Isn’t the real version so much better? This is an extremely family-friendly photo opportunity, so photographers traveling with kids will love this one! I took these photos at Windansea, an easy to access beach area between La Jolla and Pacific Beach. But San Diego has several […]