2014 sure was an action-packed year; full of adventures in the Amazon, Patagonia, New York City and beyond.

In total, my wife and I spent 163 days traveling in South America.

The rest of our time was focused on rediscovering life in the USA after living abroad for 2.5 years.

Now, here are the photographic highlights of a fantastic 2014.

Carrie and my adventures in 2014 literally brought us to the End of the World in Patagonia
Carrie and my adventures in 2014 literally brought us to the End of the World in Patagonia

Roosevelt Island. New York City

As someone who has lived in many places across the globe, my definition of the word “home” is in constant flux.

However, there’s just one place that I refer to as home homeand that’s Roosevelt Island: a small island in the middle of New York City.

It’s where I grew up, where my mom still lives and my own personal Never Never Land.

Recommended Gallery: a Photo Tour of Roosevelt Island

New York City

A visit home always offers the opportunity to grab my camera and play tourist.

In 2014, I found myself in New York City on four separate occasions.

Here are a few photographic highlights.

Recommended Gallery: a Photo Tour of New York City

Washington, DC

Before becoming a world nomad, I graduated from American University with a business degree.

I was so content with life in the District, that I stayed for seven years total.

Many of my dear friends still live there; and, I was happy to visit them twice in 2014.

Recommended Adventure: War, Peace & Memorials in our Nation’s Capital

South America

I’ve flirted with visiting South America several times over the past decade.

When my wife, Carrie, was in Nicaragua for the Peace Corps, we planned to backpack South America when she was done.

Five years later, we discussed exploring South America after spending some time in India. We wound up living in Thailand instead.

 . . .

Finally, at 2:00am on January 15, 2014, we landed in Lima; and began our long-anticipated exploracion de America del Sur.

It was well worth the wait.

Recommended Gallery: a Photo Tour of South America

Lake Titicaca

Located 3,812 meters above sea level and home to 41 islands, Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake.

Its borders are shared by Bolivia and Peru; with both countries joking that their side is the “titi,” while the other side is pure “caca.”

Recommended Story: Lake Titicaca. Ancient Mysteries & Modern Tourism

The Amazon

I’ve been fascinated by the Amazon Rainforest since elementary school.

Back then, it was presented as a place in need of protection; a mystical land full of exotic plants, strange animals, tall trees and irreplaceable nature.

In 2014, I had the opportunity to live beneath its rainy canopy for a full month: off the grid and surrounded by Pachamama.

The experience helped me realize just how right my elementary school teachers were. The Amazon truly is a wondrous place that needs to be protected in every way possible for future generations.

Recommended Life-Changing Experience: Transformation in the Amazon Rainforest


The Sacred Valley

After our month living in the Amazon Rainforest, Carrie and I spent a few weeks in Peru’s Sacred Valley: reintegrating with the outside world.

We explored ancient ruins, shopped at local markets, cooked, sang, danced and enjoyed the good life with our brothers and sisters from around the world.

Recommended Gallery: a Photo Tour of Peru


I didn’t even want to go to Patagonia… but, we couldn’t get a flight to Easter Island.

That last-minute change of plans became the best alternative ever!

Recommended Travelogue: Patagonia. the End of the World

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

I don’t actively keep a bucket list; but, visiting Machu Picchu was definitely on it!

What I didn’t anticipate was how much I would love the four day – 52 kilometer – hike on the Inca Trail.

Recommended Story: Hiking the Inca Trail: Ruins, Nature & the Gringo Killer

Northern California

Upon returning to the USA, Carrie and I moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area.

This means we are surrounded by a wide expanse of new towns, parks and things to do and see.

2014’s outings included Nevada City, Sausalito, Santa Cruz and more.

San Francisco

The City by the Bay was my home from 2009-2012.

Now, it’s a short drive away; and, I take every chance I get to visit it with my camera.

Recommended Gallery: a Photo Tour of San Francisco

Yosemite National Park

“Hey Greg. I’m going to go timelapse the heck out of Yosemite with my new Nikon D810. Wanna come?” — asked my Guatemalan photographer friend Ricky.

My answer was a quick and resounding yes!

Recommended Gallery: a Photo Tour of Yosemite National Park


I’ve been a huge baseball fan since my father introduced me to the sport at a young age.

Now, I’ve combined two of my passions; and travel the country looking for exciting baseball games to photograph.

Two of my favorites this year were the 2014 NLCS in San Francisco and Fireworks Night in Oakland.

Recommended Baseball Game: Pandemonium – it’s Orange October at AT&T Park


Since returning home to the USA, I have been extremely active on Instagram.

Now, I invite you to follow the adventure on your smart phone: my stream is full of vibrant photography of everyday life in our beautiful world.


Acro Yoga

My wife, Carrie, is an amazing yogi.

Her biggest passion is Acro/Partner Yoga: which involves “flying” people and helping them realize they are capable of anything.

My biggest passion is photographing Carrie performing Acro Yoga across the world.

Here’s a video of Carrie and Goesha playing Acro on the shores of Playa Arrecifes in Colombia.

Wishing you a Happy 2015!


May your 2015 be full of happiness, love, beautiful photography and travel.