I woke up early. It was going to be a long day ahead. One of the biggest priorities I had for my visit here was to see Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s most popular attractions and widely considered one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. Technically speaking, Milford Sound is not a sound at all but a fjord. It was incorrectly named (they are already aware, I checked). Milford Sound is a narrow inlet from the Tasman Sea which was formed by glaciers. It is home to an abundant assortment of flora and fauna, Mitre Peak, countless waterfalls, and stunning scenery.
Nearly a week ago I returned from an extensive trip which took me to four countries, two continents (not including my home continent), and both hemispheres. It was quite a journey but an experience I will never forget.
Let me first lay out a few things about this trip first because you will probably think I am a little crazy by the end of it. The challenge I set for myself for this trip was to cover as many miles and see as many places I could in a two week time frame. If you choose to continue reading my posts about my trip in the weeks to come, you will see both the challenges this trip presented me and the choices that had to be made, but also the excitement and appreciation I gained from it. It was not a leisurely trip by any means, nor was I expecting it to be. But it was my goal and challenge to show that preparation and efficiency can get you to a lot of neat places in a short time frame. Okay I admit, The Amazing Race played a part in inspiring me to do this.
Over a several month period in 2014, I worked on a time lapse photography project at Salt Lake City International Airport. As an avid aviation enthusiast, this was something I was very excited to do. It was my first time lapse project but certainly will not be my last.
Nathan Bowen was kind enough to work with me on this project as the composer of the beautiful music featured in the video. Nathan is also my brother-in-law. I am very grateful for contribution as I think it is the music that really ties the video together. Nathan is a very talented musician. Visit his blog at http://www.nb23.com/blog or his twitter page at @nb23.
The video has been very popular and I have received a lot of good feedback from people. If you like the video or have any suggestions for future projects, please let it be known. Contact me or write a comment below.
Hi. This is my first blog post for the site. Thanks for visiting. I have a lot of aspirations for my blog, like my life. As someone who has a lot of interests and a wanderlust bug, I want to use my blog to share my projects and tell about places I go or want to go. While I don’t travel as much as a lot of other bloggers do, I gotta start somewhere and hope that opportunities will arise for me to do it more often. Travel has always been a passion of mine. I love seeing the world, learning about places and cultures, and challenging myself to do things. It is a goal of mine to travel more often and see the beautiful places I hear and read about, see pictures of, and virtually visit on Google Earth (it’s not the same).
What and how I am going to proceed is a work in progress and something I will figure out. So bear with me. Please feel free to share your comments or contact me if you have any feedback or suggestions. Thanks again!