Jumping In With Both Feet

I’ve found myself in a rather challenging spot as of late. Reading about how Burtnsky - a Canadian of Ukrainian heritage who spent many years as a janitor - became Photo London’s ‘Master of Photography’...well let’s just say it intrigued my desire to somehow reclaim this time in purgatory at the DMV.

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My Shorts #1: The Brief Stories You Don't Usually Hear About

We walked into a dimly lit traditional home with tile floors, uncomfortable looking wooden furniture, an old sewing machine with a work light angled over it, and an open space with a mat on the floor and a large mirror. This is the space where, in less than 2 minutes, I would be directed to strip down and try the clothes on.

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Do it for the gram: My love-hate relationship with Instagram

Initially, I saw Instagram as a creative community built for sharing moments and inspiring others. Now, it looks like it could be just another business tool. Far too many users are doing whatever it takes to grow their following, simply because they want to take advantage of the marketing/advertising opportunities.

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Mai Pen Rai: Your Guide for Travel on Koh Samui

I'd recommend Koh Samui to just about anyone: young families, singles, older couples; anyone at all can have a great time on Samui because it's relatively safe and cheap, and you're surrounded with Thai culture, great weather, beautiful scenery, and the people are fantastic.

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Day Trip from Koh Samui to Koh Mat Sum

At only 1500 Baht (most 'tours' cost almost double that) it was a trip that I couldn't pass up. So last Sunday, the 4 of us from Cheong Mon Beach Hotel made the trek to Bob Bar. Upon arrival, we met up with a group of 7 others and then we travelled from the North East side of Koh Samui down to the South coast, and then onto Koh Mat Sum by boat.

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Vancouver to Koh Samui: My First 2 Days of the New Normal

My 'life' was split between my North Face 75L pack and my Peak Design Everyday 30L backpack. As I sat there, I had all the feels. I didn't know when or even if I was coming back, so offering any explanations for my plans and saying the goodbyes was a very different experience.

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