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This site is a collection of photos I've taken during my travels and the stories that go along with them. If you've got lots of screen real estate, you can click the images to see a larger version.

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Kotor, Montenegro

Gurdic Gate

Kotor, Montenegro

The Gurdic Gate is the easternmost gate into the walled city of Kotor. I probably annoyed the guy taking a photo of his girlfriend by remaining in his view, but I liked the composition of both of them in my photo.

...more from Montenegro.

Kotor, Montenegro

Bay of Kotor

Kotor, Montenegro

There are several small towns scattered along the shoreline of the Bay of Kotor, which is the southernmost fjord in Europe. The area surrounding the picturesque town of Kotor itself have been designated a World Heritage Site since 1979.

To get to the top of the city wall on the hillside high above town, I climbed the 1355 steps using crutches due to my recent achilles tendon repair surgery. The effort was worth it for this view of town and the spectacular Bay of Kotor.

...more from Montenegro.

Cologne, Germany

Afternoon Prayers

Cologne, Germany

This man was getting some one-on-one time before the crowds arrived for the official afternoon prayers.

...more from Germany.

Cologne, Germany

Cologne Central Mosque

Cologne, Germany

We had a wonderful and warm welcome when we visited the Cologne Central Mosque. We were given a quick tour of the building and an explanation of the history of the mosque. Afterwards we were invited to stay for the afternoon prayers. This was a super cool cultural experience in an absolutely gorgeous mosque.

...more from Germany.

Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

Church at Thingvellir

Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

Little church at Þingvellir proudly flying the Icelandic flag on a windy day.

...more from Iceland.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Beautiful Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Lovrijenac fortress offers a stunning view overlooking a small emerald coloured harbour and the walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

...more from Croatia.

Toulon, France

Streets of Toulon

Toulon, France

I was lucky to stumble upon this little girl playing in the street with her balloon while her mom stood in a doorway watching over her.

...more from France.

Cologne, Germany

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne, Germany

The Cologne Cathedral, known by locals as "The Dome," is a spectacular gothic styled Catholic cathedral. It's twin spires that reach 157 m into the sky make it the tallest twin spired cathedral in the world. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1996.

...more from Germany.

Stromboli, Italy

Stromboli Erupting

Stromboli, Italy

We sailed towards Stromboli in the dark and we could see the glowing orange lava at the summit from nearly 30 nautical miles away. As we approached, we passed directly downwind of the volcano and the boat got coated in fine black ash that was raining down from the erupting volcano. We did a complete circumnavigation of the island and I caught this photo as a burst of lava was flung into the sky in the first light of dawn.

...more from Italy.