Hi gang! I know things have been pretty quiet over here on the blog lately. That’s because things have been pretty quiet in general. I’ve been spending the past several weeks working, planning and setting goals for the upcoming year. As you may know, I usually live on the road, traveling around in a motor coach and photographing the U.S. of A. I’m usually not in one place for more than a few days. Well, for nearly a year now, my lifestyle has been a little different (for me) in that I’ve been hunkered down in the Tampa area of Florida, meaning I’ve been in one place for a LONG time! The reason for this is that I’m between motor coaches. Over the past few years, I’ve been working on restoring a vintage bus that Karen and I will eventually call home. As this project is nearing completion, I sold my original bus a few months ago. That leaves us in an interesting state of limbo, but considering the rest of the country is pretty darn cold right now, we’re pretty content with staying in Florida for a while.

Staying in one place for a while has been interesting for us. I guess you could say that it’s given us an idea of what it’s like to be “a local.” We have found our favorite hang outs (and become regulars at some), we get to go to the same gym (yoga studio for Karen) and grocery store, and have had more time to focus on learning new things. In 2015, we will be traveling abroad for two months and should move into the vintage bus when we return. Then, life will go back to “normal” and we can continue exploring this beautiful country.

Since 2014 is coming to a close, here’s a little visual reflection of our year. Here’s to 2015 being just as great!

Happy New Year everyone!

AirstreamLightpaintI did some light painting at the Tin Can Tourists Winter Rally

KarKangaroo2We visited the wildlife park in Kuranda Village, outside of Cairns, Australia.

Bali-417Visiting a temple in Bali.

2014_02_24_202533_Komodo Island_0085We got to see Komodo Dragons in the wild on Komodo Island, Indonesia.

2014_03_02_222442_Borobudur Java Indonesia_0058Borobudur, the largest Buddhist shrine in the world, located on the island of Java in Indonesia.

2014_03_23_215253_Kuala Lumpur Malaysia_0050The iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

IMG_7258Sunset in Singapore

2014_03_15_214107_Phuket Thialand_0203James Bond Island, in Phang Nga, Thailand

2014_03_18_213010_Bago Myanmar_0056We got to visit a buddhist monastery in Bago, Myanmar (Burma).

HoiAn-182The cute little town of Hoi An, Vietnam.

1972422_764062400293333_7632273469344427116_nLots of progress is made on the interior of my vintage bus.

BenKarBoatKaren took me on a sunset cruise for my birthday in Clearwater Beach, FL.

Laura and Rich's Wedding (263)Donning a suit for my sister-in-law’s wedding in New Jersey.

Ben-PSWPhotoshop World, Las Vegas

Pixelstick-garageMy new light painting tool, the Pixel Stick, arrives!

dabusI sold the bus I’d been living on since 2006.

Screen Shot 2014-12-31 at 3.48.49 PMKaren made me a book that documents the progress of my Vintage Bus.

Screen Shot 2014-12-31 at 3.51.49 PMA year-end visit to my vintage bus in Oregon.