Archive: Full Moon

Yoho National Park Trip Report – Part 1

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  5 Comments

Everyone knows the best time to begin a trip report is a year and a half after you started writing Part 2 of that report. In the spirit of that, today’s post is Part 1 of my trip to Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Timing-wise, this trip falls shortly after my post about […]

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Death Valley National Park Trip Report – Part 2

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  7 Comments

Picking up from where we left off in Part 1 of my Death Valley National Park Trip Report, this photo above is probably not what you’d expect to see in Death Valley. The Inn at Furnace Creek would be an anomaly in any National Park, but it’s the ultimate contrast in Death Valley. The land […]

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Pacific Coast Highway Trip Report – Part 2

Posted on Feb 12, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  10 Comments

Part 1 of my Pacific Coast Highway Trip Report left off with a nail-biting shootout with a squad of FBI agents, and left readers wondering whether our heroes would escape in a blaze of glory. Okay, that’s not quite what happened, but on our way up from Shark Fin Cove, we were stopped by two […]

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Pacific Coast Highway Trip Report – Part 1

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  24 Comments

Over on DisneyTouristBlog, numerous readers have expressed interest in reading additional trip reports as a way to live vicariously through some of my experiences (their words, not mine). While that request was most certainly aimed at my Disney experiences, the simple fact (as I stated over there) is that writing another Walt Disney World or Disneyland trip […]

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Yosemite National Park: Tunnel View Alternatives

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  11 Comments

If you’ve ever been to Yosemite National Park, you’re probably familiar with Tunnel View. It’s the iconic view in Yosemite, the place where everyone stops for a photo. It’s an incredibly cliched photo, but as I often stress, many photographic cliches are that way for a reason: because they are awesome. There’s no denying that Tunnel View […]

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Full Moon Illuminates Oconaluftee Valley in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  8 Comments

While it doesn’t have the name recognition of Newfound Gap or Clingmans Dome, I think the Oconaluftee Valley Overlook is the best view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It actually reminds me a bit of Tunnel View, the most popular viewing spot in Yosemite National Park in terms of the view it offers. It’s […]

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Full Moon Over Musée du Louvre

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  12 Comments

The Louvre Museum in Paris has a reputation as housing the world’s greatest collection of art in a building so sprawling that one could spend months exploring the art and still not see everything. Due to this reputation, we resolved defeat from the outset and didn’t even bother going inside. While much on display in […]

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