Sunday, September 26

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Volant Magazine
Art, Photography, pics.by.michael

Volant Magazine

In January, I decided to buy a camera and practice photography. I wanted to learn to take better photos when I traveled - since I travel so much for work. Writing and photography are what got me through the pandemic. I am excited to say that as of today, November 4th, I have officially been published in my first print magazine - Volant Homme with model Jake Jensen who believed in me so much he submitted the photos to the magazine. Photos begin on page 16, which you can preview online: Volant Homme #08
Bioluminescent waves of Southern California
Travels with Michael

Bioluminescent waves of Southern California

This isn't a post about traveling out of town. This is a post, however, about an awesome event that happens in Southern California when a bioluminescent algae. According to the CBS 2 website: The bioluminescence is known as “red tide,” or  an algal bloom, which is a large concentration of microorganisms in the water. On sunny days, the water gives off a murky reddish hue, and at night, when the organisms are agitated by movements, they emit a neon blue glow. I went the first night with my friend Gary, who had went previously a few nights earlier. I tried to take photos [as I have been studying photography] but was unsuccessful. So I went the following night with my roommate Lachelle and just took time to stand there and enjoy the evening! It is definitely something...
Mazatlan, Mexico
Travels with Michael

Mazatlan, Mexico

So on my actual birthday I took a road trip to Solvang, California but the big birthday trip I took was with my roommate Todd - whose birthday is also in February - to Mazatlan, Mexico. So we traveled at the end of February as most of the area was booked for Carnival. The good thing was that it was fairly quiet and low key while we were there, so definitely a great time for a quiet birthday week. We stayed at the El Cid Moro resort, right on the Pacific Ocean. An all-inclusive resort. Talk about an amazing view! And watching the sunset our first night there was so unbelievable! Beginning our first night there, my friend Todd and I caught the dinner show they have and then made our way up to the bar for some karaoke.  By the way, this became our nightly routine, and...