Greetings, and welcome to my corner of the internet (or, rather, one of my corners). I’m Tom Bricker, and this is my travel photography blog. I first got hooked on travel after making visits to various Disney theme parks around the world and in the process of trying to visit all of the U.S. National Parks. Over the last few years, my travel has snowballed, and now in addition to traveling to a variety of destinations, I’m making a lot of quick getaways and extended trips to a multitude of destinations.
The purpose of this site is to share my travels and photography with the internet. Unlike my Disney blog, which strives to provide comprehensive resources based upon years of visits to the Disney theme parks, this is more of an eclectic mix of “notes” and reviews from my trips, plus photos and photography tips. In other words, me ranting about random things about which no one else probably cares, and sharing some (hopefully) pretty photos along the way.
First and foremost, this is a travel photography blog, as I am a photographer. But, I realize that I’m also a blogger, so it’s also a travel photography blog. What’s the difference, besides that I’ve italicized different words in the preceding sentence? Well, the former would focus on beautiful photos and not worry so much about travel tips and that sort of thing. By contrast, the latter wouldn’t worry so much about pretty photos and would try to give advice. From my perspective, the latter is a lot less glamorous. Being a photographer is exciting: getting up at sunrise, chasing the good light, and capturing a jaw-dropping shot. Being a blogger is awkward: sitting alone in a restaurant taking photos of food, writing about the comfort of bedding, and other odd things that are far from glamorous. Most blogs are one or the other, focusing on aspiring photographers or wanderlust travelers as an audience. This blog is both. In so doing, it’ll probably alienate both groups, but whatever, I enjoy both the thrill of sunrise photography, and the awkward looks of fellow patrons wondering why I’m taking so many photos of my food. Really.
While some of the posts here will be helpful to approximately no one, I have learned from traveling that often Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews leave a lot to be desired, so if a review of some out-of-the way restaurants in Maine help even a couple of fellow travelers pick the right places to get lobster rolls, then my random thoughts, experiences, and, yes, even rants might be worth sharing.
I am available to answer your questions or for entertainment at your next office party (you provide the clown costume). If you’re interested in contacting me or advertising here, please visit the Contact page.