There’s a beach in Kauai called Kalalau. Kalalau is a magical part of the Hawaiian Islands. Getting there is a battle, and that’s half the reason it continues to hold its majesty. It’s stunning. It’s pristine. It’s visited by few. Fancy a boat ride and a swim to shore? Or a treacherous 11-mile hike? That’s what it will take to get you there. But I promise, it’ll be worth every harrowing moment.

Kalalau changes you. In all the best ways.

I left a piece of my heart in Kalalau. And for that, I feel so very fortunate.

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Here’s something you may not know about me — I travel. Quite a lot, actually.

Exploring the world. Finding adventures. Seeing everything I can possibly see. That’s pretty much what I live for. Travel was actually what sparked my interest in photography. I wanted to capture the places I was visiting. I wanted to illustrate my adventures through pictures.

And so I talked with a photographer friend of mine, and I bought a DSLR (the “fancy” camera), and I started to play around. I started by taking pictures of pretty much everything. Whether I was at home, exploring a new mountain, or in a foreign place, exploring a whole new continent, I was taking pictures.

And that’s where my love of photography really grew. It was in landscapes and nature. It was in sheltered rainforests, mountains that shielded sunsets, and beaches trampled by ocean waves. It was there in those places that I learned to use my camera. It was there in those places that I learned to tell stories through photos.

Then the other day, I was thinking. Why not share my journey around the world with you? Why not let you in on this piece of my life that I treasure so dearly?

And so, See The World | Travel Photography posts are born.

I hope you’ll stop by to see my latest landscape photos and the tidbits of stories that compliment them. I hope you’ll enjoy this slice of my life, this insight into my heart and soul.