Whitehaven Beach – The Whitest Beach Ever!!!

Waking up and checked our camera after it has dried overnight, all the buttons worked!!! BUT….the shutter release button did not urg! We pre-booked a half day cruise to the Whitehaven Beach; Australia’s #1 beach with Viator.com and since we did not have an operating DSLR camera, we relied on Jason’s Samsung Galaxy Edge 6+.…

The Great Barrier Reef!

The Great Barrier Reef, here we come! The 2 hours journey from Hamilton Island to Hardy Reef where Cruise Whitsundays’ pontoon located was organized, informative, and the ride wasn’t too shaky but I took the seasick pill just in case. The ship was a modern high-speed catamaran that fit I would say more than 200…

Finally…..Arrived Hamilton Island!

We couldn’t wait to leave Sydney but Sydney looking from the plane was pretty. I have to say after Qantas’ friendly staff who helped us to sort out with the AA delay, that left a great impression on me. On the flight ~2 hours flight to Hamilton Island, I wasn’t expecting in-flight food so we bought…

Stuck in Sydney over Christmas!

Please do not hate me for complaining about having to spend Christmas over in Sydney, Australia…..I know it might be many people’s bucket list to spend Christmas in Sydney…and I am complaining about it? Hear my story first….. The Great Barrier Reef has been on my bucket list for years but it is probably the…

Guide to Hunt and Photograph the Northern Lights

How to hunt the Northern Lights? Seeing the Northern Lights was my once-in-a-lifetime experience and here are the tools I found helpful in maximizing our chance to see it when we spent the Thanksgiving week in Iceland. Three factors contribute to the chance of seeing the Aurora: Cloud coverage – clouds are photographers’ favorite to make…

Found the Plane Wreck and Waterfalls

Our winter in Iceland started with another colorful sunrise! This was right outside from our house! Itinerary for today: hunt for the plane wreck. In 1973, a US Navy Douglas Super DC-3 crashed on the beach in southern Iceland and it was a miracle that everyone on board survived the crash. The plane was left there…

Back to the Southern Iceland

Before we started the ~2.5 journey back to Skogafoss, we visited the Fjallsárlón Glacial Lagoon for our last time to say goodbye to this secret glacier lagoon. I hope the next time e come back, that heart will be still there! Early in the morning just right after sunrise, well not that early, the colors of the…