Tuesday, November 24

Tag: travel photography

1870 Haunt Manor
Travels with Michael

1870 Haunt Manor

During the time of Covid, we are facing our first Halloween that is being shut down due to the virus. Normally, I would have already been to Universal Halloween Horror Nights and perhaps have gone to another larger event or horror maze in the area. This year, however, for safety concerns - and having to social distance and avoid large crowds, most events - including the massive Halloween Carnivale - in West Hollywood have been cancelled. Luckily, I was able to attend an awesome horror-themed Escape Room in Fullerton, California: Zoe, by Escapade Games. That was definitely kick-ass - if you are local to Los Angeles or Orange County, I highly recommend it. But one thing you need to check out is 1870 Haunt Manor in Anaheim, CA. Created by 16 year old Mike Fernandez - it is a so...
Yacht in Los Angeles Harbor
Travels with Michael

Yacht in Los Angeles Harbor

During these unprecedented times, it is definitely hard to stay focused and sane. The weather is getting warmer - much warmer! - and it's hard to stay indoors. Our natural reaction then would be to flock to such places as the beach...or a park...or a pool...BUT then we risk of contracting the Corona virus OR run the risk of infecting others. Also, many folks, like myself, are not working that much and our stimulus has run out. So it is no wonder that folks are restless, scared, or just numb now to everything. I know that I am. Recently I have felt more isolated and alone. I do visit people but not as often as I used to - and definitely very socially distanced. I miss working, especially when my bills are due! And I miss traveling! Like...a lot! So when my friend texted me the ot...
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...
Solvang, California
Travels with Michael

Solvang, California

So the first trip I took in 2020, was a road trip I took with my friend Jacob Michael for my birthday. [My birthday is February 18th] And we drove up ON the day of my actual birthday. I love celebrating my birthday in a new place every year. So if I am not on set on the day of my birthday - I like to travel! The city of Solvang, CA is about an hour and a half north of Los Angeles. Solvang is a little dutch city inland from Santa Barbara. There is also a nice mission there - Mission San Inez. The day we went the weather was BEAUTIFUL. Not too hot, not too cold. [Sometimes it rains on my birthday.]  I was also not aware of how much wine tasting you can do in Solvang.  So to know me, is to know that I LOVE wine tasting - and when I got there and realized there ...
Travels with Michael
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Travels with Michael

I have decided to record my travel adventures in a new blog called TRAVELS WITH MICHAEL. I'll post pictures I take as  I travel  - both for work and personal. I think it will be a fun way to document and remember the best parts of my adventures  - so check back with Travels with Michael.
Introduction
Travels with Michael

Introduction

As a filmmaker and photographer, I am fortunate enough to be able to travel for work. I do also travel a lot for personal reasons as well. I am obsessed with traveling and try to take as many as trips as possible. Not only do I love to travel abroad, but I do enjoy traveling throughout the United States as possible. This includes road trips as well. There is nothing quite like getting in your car and exploring new areas! My birthday is in February and I enjoy taking a trip somewhere [local or not-so-local] to celebrate! For my 40th birthday I went white-water rafting in the Pacuare River in Costa Rica.  Two years after that I was celebrating in London, England.  But I do take local road trips as well. This year I celebrated both in Solvang, CA and with my friend Todd in Ma...
El Cortez Hotel and Casino
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El Cortez Hotel and Casino

At the beginning of the year [2020] I took up photography as a hobby - since I travel so much for work. In January I took a trip to Vegas and took some pictures while I was there. Well the El Cortez Hotel and Casino used one of my pictures for their Instagram page to promote this 3-day weekend [President's Weekend.] What a nice and lovely surprise!  
Pics by Michael
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Pics by Michael

Since I travel so much for pleasure and for work, I decided that for 2020 I wanted to invest in a camera. I am not looking to become a professional photographer - it is definitely just a hobby. My goal is just to take better pictures when I travel. To help gather feedback I created both an Instagram and Pinterest page. Please follow and help me become a better photographer! Pics by Michael Instagram Pics by Michael Pinterest