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Why You Should Visit Death Valley National Park

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  No Comments

Quick: say what first comes to mind when you think of Death Valley National Park. Although I can’t hear you through the computer screen (the technology for that isn’t quite there yet), I’m betting your answer had something to do with absurd heat, dunes, or miles of barren land. Maybe it skewed more comically towards […]

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Mythos Restaurant Review

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Restaurant Reviews  •  No Comments

Mythos is a table service restaurant at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure park that is regularly regarded as one of the best values in theme park dining in Florida. It receives a lot of hype due to the value it offers, and so many friends recommended it that it was on my must-do list […]

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Laguna Beach, California Sunset Photos

Posted on Jul 26, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photos  •  10 Comments

I’ve become a beach bum. If you know me, you might be surprised to read that statement, as I have been like the living embodiment of Cartman when it comes to the hippie lifestyle (don’t let them fool you: beach bums are a subset of the hippie movement). However, unlike your typical beach bum who […]

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Mountain

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photos  •  6 Comments

After racing back up to the car at Spirit Lake, we had a dilemma concerning where to go for sunset. The sky was already mighty good where we were, so we could just stay in the area for what would likely be a safe bet, plus some good late afternoon light. …Or, we could race […]

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The Trek to Spirit Falls in Columbia River Gorge

Posted on Jun 3, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photos  •  2 Comments

A lot of our locations on our Columbia River Gorge trip were uncommon spots that were off the beaten trail, and that we only had a rough idea of how to find. In most cases, these spots were off the beaten trail because there was really no way to make an easily-accessible trail to them. […]

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Loki Rains Down Blows Upon Stupid Photographers

Posted on May 28, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photos, Reports  •  13 Comments

Arriving in Portland after an early morning flight from Orlando for a photography trip at the Columbia River Gorge with Bill, Ryan, Don, and Jeff, we decided it would be a good idea to drive out to the Pacific Coast to shoot Thor’s Well. We had some intel on the location that suggested it was […]

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San Diego Zoo Info & Tips

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Attraction Reviews  •  7 Comments

San Diego Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the country, and for good reason. This post offers a review of the zoo, photos from the animal exhibits, and various tips & tricks for making the most of your visit to the San Diego Zoo. The San Diego Zoo had been on my […]

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California Beaches: Laguna’s Table Rock Beach

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Travel Tips  •  No Comments

This post features some photos I took at Table Rock Beach in Laguna Beach, California, along with some tips for finding this beach, and my thoughts on it. Table Rock Beach is a pretty popular spot in Laguna Beach, especially among locals for cliff jumping. A lot of people love this beach, but I’ll admit […]

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Amity Landing Restaurant Review

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Restaurant Reviews  •  No Comments

Amity Landing Restaurant is located near the exit to the JAWS boat ride in Universal Studios Japan, in the Amity Village section of the park. This area is similar to the extinct ‘Amity’ section of Universal Studios Florida, albeit on a larger scale and with the Osaka park having things–like this restaurant and 2 other […]

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A Tale of Two Tahoes

Posted on Apr 11, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  4 Comments

First off, let me start by saying I can’t believe that it has been a month since my last post. What started as a brief hiatus as I dealt with other things turned into a longer break as I’ve struggled with finding the motivation for photography (you might think photo editing gets easier when you […]

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