Cusco, Peru

A trip of a lifetime.....

My wife and I decided to take this trip as our gift for our 25th anniversary, and it was so worth it!

Being able to visit one of the World Wonders is simply an experience that changes you.... it  is humbling, it shows you how small you truly are in the grand scheme of things.

Cusco is one of the most beautiful locations to stop by if you are interested in visiting ruins and learning about ancient cultures. The people are nice and friendly, the food is good, there are bars and pubs everywhere being that this is the Tourism Capital of The Americas.... 

You might need one day to acclimate to the altitude of the City, and then from there you'll embark on a train that will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes, which is at the base of the mountain where Machu Picchu is located. A bus will take you then to the top, and will drop you off at the entrance to the ruins.

Once you go in, you will not want to leave.... you can literally walk for hours in the beautiful maze of rock walls, rooms, stairs and small buildings.... after all, this is a citadel. We were ecstatic during our whole tour of the ruins. My wife and I enjoyed the views and took a lot of pictures to remember this fantastic moment.

We ended up visiting many locations around Cusco, and all of them were simply outstanding, but Macchu Picchu stole the show, as it was expected... This is one location everybody should have in their bucket-list.

Colorado

Three days with my wife and kids on a beautiful location. Arrived to Denver and from there we drove over to Boulder, to the Rocky Mountains National Park. It was breathtakingly beautiful.

We only had one day to spend here, so decided to head over to Bear Lake and from there hike all the way to Emerald lake.... it was awesome. We saw Elk & Moose on the way up....

By the end of the day, the kids were all exhausted.... but happy to have done and seen what they did. This is not something you see every day... and I need to make sure they get to enjoy as much as possible. I love the Outdoors, and want to transmit that to them....

The next day the kids stayed a the hotel and went to Denver's Food Festival.... my wife and I left earlier that day to visit the awesome Flatirons Mountains, and why not, climb them too.... We would meet the kids later, at the Food Festival.

On the third day we headed over to Mt.Evans, the highest road in the United States. It was cloudy and quite chilly at the top.... with drops of rain that would turn into ice, hurting a bit as they hit you in the face....

All in all, a wonderful experience everybody got to enjoy!

California

What can I say? I'm in love with the State of California! 

As a Landscape Photographer, I can honestly say that California has a little bit of everything, making it a dream location for photography. Beautiful deserts, cliffs, mountains, waterfalls, snowy tops, rivers, the awesome Pacific Ocean, lakes.... and the list goes on. California will not disappoint, it has it all!

I took my family on a two week trip, and did some mad driving, trying to cover as much as we could in that time. San Diego, Anza-Borrego NP, Joshua Tree NP, Sequoia NP, Yosemite NP, Napa Valley, Glass Beach, San Francisco, Monterey, and anything and everything in between..... it was simply amazing!

But we have to go back for round two.... we are certainly not done yet!

Chicago

What a beautiful city this one is! My wife and I spent 3 days here, and fell in love with it. The mix of old and new architectures plays so well, and all the cultural activities so close to each other make it a wonderful & entertaining location. If this place was not so cold in winter I would not mind moving here at all! We'll be back for more!

New Orleans

New Orleans, so much culture, so much to see.... We spent three days of non-stop walking and learning.... 
Between the old city & its French influenced architecture, the music, the food, the art expositions, the Audubon Aquarium, the Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium, the Audubon Zoo and the WWII Museum, it ended up being a wonderful experience.