Backstories

I’m a sucker for a story. I love all kinds. I find a particular sweet spot when I get the opportunity to learn the backstory behind something I’m fond of, whether it be a song, a photograph, a place, or a person. Suddenly what you viewed from your own experience is reshaped and reformed through someone else’s experience. An interview …

Overland Expo to TBEX: The Long Way to New Hampshire

After our brief stop in Seneca Falls, the Camp Granola crew had some decisions to make about how to tackle the remainder of our Overland Expo to TBEX expedition. We needed to address issues of road fatigue, a too-fast pace, and too much hotel-hopping. Which is why we opted to shorten our original plans of spending a few nights camping …

Postcards from Real Life: Finding Joy

Earlier this week as I sifted through my images from 2013, something struck me. It was disappointment. It wasn’t a soul-crushing-why-do-I-even-bother-trying kind of disappointment, just an acknowledgment that I didn’t give my photography the energy and effort I used to. When I look at my body of work for 2013, I simply don’t feel like I grew artistically or improved …

Getting mileage out of 2013…

With all of the year-end recaps happening out there I got inspired to go through the images of Camp Granola’s 2013 adventures. I thought I’d pull out a few gems to share but quickly got overwhelmed. I’m simply amazed at what we’ve been able to do this year. I keep an annual set on Flickr but even that isn’t complete …

Opportunity

On the heels of talking about Women’s Rights and with a New Year on the horizon, I can’t help but think about opportunity. I love living in a time that I’m allowed to make choices for myself. For me, many of those choices involve finding opportunities and taking the risks to pursue them knowing there are no guarantees but that …

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

At this point in the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, we’d been living out of the car for three weeks. This trip was unusual for the minimal camping we’d been doing and the hotel-hopping was starting to wear on us. Combined with the blistering pace up until this point, I could see the effects of fatigue. I started pondering what …

A Plea for the Everglades…

Last week I dragged the Fred and George¬†down to South Florida. We did a great many things in my old stomping grounds and one of the places we visited was the Everglades. While there, I got to see my buddy Bill Lea’s new Everglades book standing tall in the Visitor Center shop. He’s been working on this project fiercely for …

Solstice in Florida

Greetings from Florida! Camp Granola has spent the week in the Sunshine State, visiting family and exploring with friends. With stops in Ft. Lauderdale, the Keys, the Everglades, and Fort Myers Beach, it’s been a whirlwind adventure but we’ve gotten to see and do some great stuff. Amidst our travels though, we wanted to wish you a groovy Winter Solstice …

Another year of perspective…

Today marks another birthday for me. In the last year alone, I’ve gotten to travel from coast-to-coast, through 32 states and five Canadian Provinces. Seriously, in just one calendar year I’ve been to places like Big Cypress Swamp, Cumberland Island, Great Sand Dunes, Overland Expo in Arizona, the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Fundy National Park in New Brunswick, Washington …

Discovering Death Valley

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending some time in Death Valley National Park. Unlike a typical lengthy road trip with Fred and George, this was a quickie solo blast out-and-back involving planes, rental cars, and the general travel mayhem I try to avoid. Those necessary evils were well-worth the effort though. The backstory This trip started …