The best beaches in Sarasota

Best beaches in Sarasota & 5 reasons to visit Sarasota

Sarasota is a magical place, a seaside city on the Gulf of Mexico tucked into the southwest corner of FL between its better-known neighbors, Tampa and Ft. Myers. I moved here 6 years ago after enduring 45 years of Mongolian winters in the Northeast and Midwest, mainly just to enjoy year-round sunshine, salty warm breezes, palm trees, and exotic birds. …

Photography in National Parks

Photography tips and tricks: Photography in National Parks

I’ve had many occasions for photographing US National Parks, and I intend to do much more of it in my lifetime. Last year I traveled west to visit Badlands, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks; you can check out a photo essay┬áI created for Parks and Points, or read the post I wrote about this trip on my blog, Travel …

What to do in San Diego, California

Learning English in San Diego – my best 3 months

San Diego in California is one of the most amazing cities I have been to yet. To show you why I loved it that much I will tell you about my own time there: While I was learning English in San Diego for three months. But when did I even stay there? Well, that is exactly one year ago: At …