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Why does travel inspire us?

There’s something intangible about being away from home that creates a sense of awe, wonder, inspiration, creativity, and joy inside us all.

Glacier Point Half Dome Sunrise in Yosemite National Park

Do you love being surrounded by Mother Nature’s beauty?

Trekking the globe for spectacular sunsets, sandy beaches, monumental mountains, and lush landscapes?

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The Manhattan skyline from atop Rockefeller Center

Are you an urban adventurer? 

Gazing out at soaring skylines, exploring cobblestoned cities, and channeling your inner Indiana Jones at ancient architectural sites?

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A devotee is surrounded by 12,999 monks in Chiang Mai, Thailand

For many of us, travel is about human connection.

Sharing space with loving locals and cherished travel companions, enjoying a scrumptious smorgasbord with someone special, and seeing the world through someone else’s eyes.

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A train goes through a tunnel in the Pingxi Line Railroad - Taiwan

Then, there’s the journey itself …

Taxis, tarmacs, trains, and transit. Getting from here to there can be quite an adventure. As Emerson said, “It’s the not the destination … it’s the journey.”

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Hi, I’m Greg Goodman

For a decade, my wife and I backpacked, volunteered, and lived around the world.

It was a transformational time of personal growth and unforgettable adventures, as I constantly catapulted myself out of my comfort zone.

Along the way, I shared our adventures on this website. My mantra was “follow your heart and success will follow you. Turns out the Universe was listening, as my Photographic Storytelling appeared in galleries, publications, and TV shows around the world.

Fast forward to today, Carrie and I have two kids and a home in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Extended backpacking expeditions have been replaced by local jaunts and family outings. Yet, our travel spirit lives on.

Learn more about me

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Get Lost in Korea tells a story of exploration, photography, blogging, and friendship. Highlights include me catching and eating a live octopus, attending an exorcism, and learning zen martial arts from monks.

A Journey Awaits

Adventures of a GoodMan is the graphic novel of my life and the next chapter is still being written.

Here are 4 good places to start your journey.

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Happy Sunday from Santa Cruz, California 🙏❤️🌈🌞 ...

What is this stuff? Moss? Seaweed?

I found it on a cliff side next to a beach in Santa Cruz. Can anyone enlighten us as to what we are looking at?#

Oleg and I have been talking about going for a bike ride for 10 months.

Granted, he has been living in Turkey for most of that time.

Yesterday, during a visit to Santa Cruz, we finally made time for that ride.

It was wonderful to connect and catch up.

Also, it was great to be with someone who was excited to stop and make photos.

What about you?

What have YOU been talking about doing with a friend that you haven't made happen yet? 

I kept waiting for a seagull to fly directly in front of the sun so I could create the Batman signal.

After a while, I gave up.

This was my consolation prize.

When I showed it to my wife, she said it's actually better than if the seagull had been in front of the sun directly.

What do YOU think?

The rain has returned to the Santa Cruz mountains. Here are a few highlights from my hike this morning. ...

Improve your photography in five seconds.


Move your body.

Change your perspective.

Squat down.

Stand on your tippy toes.

Move closer or farther away.

Move left or right.

Use your wide angle to get in the big picture then see what happens when you zoom in on the small details.

Most importantly, have fun!

We are all but specks and shadows in the life of a tree.

... I just came up with that. I think it sounds pretty cool. Or lame. I can't decide 🤣🤣

The only thing that's guaranteed in life is this moment. 🌈
And this one. And this one.

Beyond this moment, anything can happen. Even the most certain certainties are uncertain.

Life can change in an instant.

The day, week, month, or year you had planned could be upended in an instant.

That's why you need to live every moment to the fullest.

Say YES! to all the opportunities that come your way. 🙋‍♀️

Take an extra moment to snuggle your kids.

Say sorry.

Let go of grudges.

Start work a little bit late so you can go for a morning hike with your wife. 🌳

That last one describes my morning.

Today was Carrie’s turn to take the kids to school.

My calendar is full of calls, meetings, and work.

I could've been at my desk by 8:50 AM.

Instead, I got in the car with the family.

Dropped the kids off at school …

… and went for an hour-long hike through a redwood forest.

Instead of clicking away, Carrie and I made space to move our bodies, take deep breaths, and connect through words and presence.

We enjoyed the moment.

I’m not sharing this to brag.

Rather, I hope you read this and take a moment for your SELF.

🌸 Take a moment to just BE. 🌸

Put down the phone.

Look around.

Appreciate exactly where you are right now … even if it’s stuck at a desk somewhere.

Find beauty in something commonplace.

What can you be grateful for?

The sun coming in through a window and warming your face …

The technology that allows you to read this in the palm of your hand …

A gentle breeze …

This breath …

This life …

This moment …

Thank you 🙏

A few highlights from my afternoon with the kids.

After running a bunch of errands and having some conflicts, I figured the best way to get everyone out of their funks was to head down to the beach.

It worked immediately! 🙏❤️🌊🏖️

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It was a dark and stormy morning for me emotionally. ⛈️ So, I am posting a bright and sunny photo today in an effort to consciously create the reality I live in.

I hope you're having an amazing day.

And, if you're not, that's OK too. 🙏❤️🌈

That magic moment when you stop on the side of the highway to pee and discover a double rainbow! 🌈🤩🙏 ...

I made so many photos during my 90 minute walk that I ran out of batteries in my phone. That's a first!

Here is another angle of the majestic redwoods covered in snow at Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Arnold, California.

Lots more editing, pruning, and curating to go.

So exciting to have so many photos I am in love with ❤️

Taking a break from screaming at the top of my lungs in frustration trying to get snow chains on my car.

Distracting myself by posting snow photos on Instagram.

It seems like a good way to disassociate 🤣

A quick favorite photo from my afternoon adventure to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

I went by myself and wore my snowsuit, so I had ample time and opportunities to lay on the ground and photograph these colossal redwood giants

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