O’casey’s Boutique Inn

Tucked away in a quaint residential neighborhood is a bed and breakfast called “O’Casey’s Boutique Inn“. I found this cute B&B on AirB&B when my friend Cara was still planning on joining me, and renting a room for two here was just slightly more expensive than going the hostel route for two people (seriously, $7 more). The location was also just 10 minute drive from the San Antonio River Walk. The room is absolutely charming with a slight rustic feel. There…
San Antonio, Texas
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Sauntering Down San Antonio’s River Walk

I flew out to San Antonio back in April to photograph a wedding and of course, took the opportunity to extend my business trip a few days and explore a little more of Texas. It only makes sense that the first landmark I visit is the famous and beautiful San Antonio River Walk. While I was there, it also happened to be the week that the annual San Antonio’s Fiesta week was occurring – an event that many businesses take part…
San Antonio, Texas
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Simple Tips for Better Travel Instagram Photos

Social media has been around for years now, and yet the only one that has really stuck with me is Instagram. Perhaps it’s because it’s heavily dependent on images. Perhaps it’s because, when I “like” something, it doesn’t spam the feeds of my friends. I also wasn’t big on taking images with my phone until I got the iPhone 5s (still do) and until Instagram’s editing feature improved, along with the help of 3rd party image editing apps. I’ve learned…
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Surrounded by California Poppies

The best part about summertime are the blooming flowers, hands down. For a while now, I have been trying to get to as many flower fields in California as possible, but with such a short window (spring-time), it’s not the easiest task. There was the failed attempt at Soda Lake, the semi-failed attempt at Antelope Valley in Lancaster, and the easy giveaway at Carlsbad Flower Field. Of course, I don’t see flower fields in LA, and California in general is quite…
Santa Ynez, California
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Checking In: Madonna Inn’s Cave Room

On our way back from spending a week in Yosemite and stopping by Hearst Castle, we settled down for the night at a unique inn in San Luis Obispo called Madonna Inn. It was Anna that recommended this inn, as she found it on a “Best Of” list that I can’t quite remember. What makes Madonna Inn special is its very-over-the-top kitsch decor and its “110 whimsical guestrooms”, each decorated to a specific theme. Let’s just say that this inn…
San Luis Obispo, California
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