Taketomi Island’s Hoshinoya Resort (Video and Pics)


If you ever wondered how the fortunate people live in Japan, wonder no more! Just visit the Hoshinoya resort on the Island of Taketomi, and be treated like royalty on an Island dedicated to preserving the heritage of generations past.

The Fountains of Bellagio in High Definition


As a follow up to yesterday’s post with photos from Las Vegas, here is a video that I shot of the fountains outside the Bellagio with the same camera, the Canon 5D Mark II using the Canon 15mm Fisheye lens. I’ve never seen anyone else shoot the fountains with a fisheye, but it works out […]

99 Photos From the Las Vegas Strip

Ceiling Lights at New York, New York Las Vegas

I’ve been in Las Vegas for the Parallel’s convention over the last few days. Since I’ve been lugging my huge camera around taking pictures quite a few folks asked me to share them so they could take them home as well! So here you all go! These photos were captured on a Canon 5D Mark […]

Review: Embassy Suites Convention Center Las Vegas


I stayed at the Embassy Suites Convention Center Las Vegas located at 3600 Paradise Road while in town for the BlogWorld convention. There were a lot of good things about this hotel, and really only a couple of negatives. And to cut to the chase, I would stay here again… although with a couple of […]

Review: Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei, Maui

Maui Coast Hotel

While on Maui for three days I stayed at the Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei. I did all the standard research, starting with their Web site, I also checked TripAdvisor and it got a 4.0. They had a special for a one room suite for $175 / night, which is a great rate on Maui. […]

Review: Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay

Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay

During my recent trip to Lanai, Hawaii we stayed at the Five Star Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay (View in Google Earth. What is Google Earth?) where each of the 249 suites average 700 square feet and feature private balconies, original artwork, and marble baths. This hotel is expensive. The kind where if […]

Never Use Drinking Glasses in Hotel Rooms!

Dirty Hotel Glasses

The following hidden camera investigation demonstrates how room service actually cleans your room’s drinking glasses. Er, I should say doesn’t clean your room’s drinking glasses! This is one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen when it comes to hotel cleanliness, especially because I always use the glasses in my room. Correction, I used […]

Review: Courtyard Marriott Springfield, VA

After staying at a number of hotels in Springfield, Virginia I can safely state that the Springfield Courtyard Marriott is the nicest hotel I’ve stayed at in the city. As a result, it is the one I’ve chosen to spend at least the next 8 weeks in as my home away from home. It is […]

Travel Planning to Kona, Hawaii- A Tutorial

My wife and I were planning on accompanying my brother and soon to be sister-in-law to the Big Island of Hawaii in June, and as a result I did quite a bit of planning for the trip. Being cost efficient is important to all of us, but making sure we end up with decent accommodations […]

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