In the "Land of Smiles" and "Same same but different," colors and culture are king. On this January 2017 trip, I juxtaposed the vibrant and chaotic nature of Bangkok, Thailand's crown jewel, with the serene and laid back environment of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.
There is no more alien and unique landscape on the planet Earth. What it lacks in human interaction, it makes up for in curious and friendly wildlife greeters. The voyage across the Drake Passage can range from eerily calm or the most distressing water on the planet — from 30 ft. swell to smooth sailing and back again. However, once you arrive there is no calmer or more pristine destination offered. Go. Now. Before its too late.
These photos were taken in February of 2016 departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, crossing the Drake Passage, and landing at various points along the Antarctic Peninsula, finally grounding below the Arctic Circle before turning back.
Simply put, the most inspirational and awe evoking locality.
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For me, New England will always be home — and it shows in my photos Taken spanning many years spanning Boston's historic Freedom Trail to the endless landscapes of New Hampshire and Maine, New England has it all within driving distance.
I'm convinced the good people of Seattle are lying to build up its reputation as a dark and rainy place in order to keep the population down. It was stunning over three December days where the weather was perfect and people were warm.
This mountainous region of the Eastern U.S. breathes Americana. When you go, drive slow and take pictures.
A perfect mix of history and current progress give this city the right to claim credit for keeping the country moving forward. Boston is and always will be home.
Winter in Milwaukee is a cold and rusty place enhanced by a natural overgrowth of beer and cheese. 🧀🍺
Half of my heritage stems from this small island in the middle of the Mediterranean. Its a beautiful rustic place filled with a gritty and tireless people. It feels like home, in a way.
Cambodia is marked by an ancient society and a resilient people that continue to live in the shadow of their history. Angkor Wat and its sister temples tower over the horizon, engulfing a culture of family and powerful food.
Humans are weird. I like that. In fact, that is my favorite part.
From Syracuse to Taormina the doors of Sicily are rustic, beautiful and ever-changing. Their deep grain and resilience reflect the people they protect.
Serving in the White House was one of the honors of my life and a privilege that still feels like a dream, not to mention endlessly empowering for a guy who started knocking on doors as an enthusiastic volunteer on Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. At the Office of Public Engagement, I was able to play a small role in helping to further the progressive vision of America and its working men and women every day. I took a few photos along the way — as anyone would.
Sun, sand, beer and cigars. About all one needs.
SPOILER ALERT: You are about to be hungry.
The nation's capital has so much more to offer than a political divide. It is a beautiful city built on order and structure, and owes most, if not all, of its culture and color to the vibrant and diverse community that made the District what it is. The Rome of its time, it continues to build and thrive.
From the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town to a rugged safari in Kruger National Park, South Africa presents an abundance of life enthusiasm and forward looking hope.
While working in Democratic politics, I've had the privilege to travel to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and to visit the Democrats Abroad in Taiwan. It took the better part of a year, mostly driving and criss-crossing the country from state to state.
There is no substitution for understanding the wide array of people in this country than travel, time, and an open mind. In spending time with Democrats from Mississippi to California, I saw a wide variety of challenges and difficulties bound by a shared sense of purpose, equality and passion to leave this country a little better every day.
Up. Close. And. Personal.
Flowers from 6 continents. Ok, ok… the greenery around the baby penguin isn’t technically a flower but its the only photo I have without snow or rock in it. Note: the Corpse flower was taken inside the DC Botanical Garden, the flower only blooms every 8 years for roughly 24 hours, and it smells… terrible.
As cold as it looks. More friendly. More tasty. More rugged. More exciting. None the less, still as cold a it looks...
Seeing the most romantic city in the world through the filter of spring changes the way you see the world.