here, you will find glimpses of the places that i've been

utah

zijuatanejo

punta arenas, chile

bloomington, mn

baja california

la patagonia

la patagonia part II

olomana hike

las leñas

san francisco

cochoa, chile

canyonlands

japan

sandy's beach, oahu

mendoza, argentina

la costa pacifica de mexico

el aconcagua

el volcan villarica

 

 

Utah

July, 2011

Utah has beautiful panoramas.

utah

Zijuatanejo, Mexico

November, 2007

Lovely little oceanside town.

zijuatanejo

Punta Arenas, Chile

el diciembre de 2006

This isn't even as south as it gets.

south

Bloomington, MN

Summer, 2011

My son is a little waterbug and this is where we both learned how to swim.

bush_lake

baja california, mexico

October, 2007

This is the only way to role in baja, with plenty of ocean toys.

baja

A lovely lady who took us in and taught us how to make fresh tortillas, caseras, from scratch.

olga

la patagonia

para siempre

These are the two most famous mountain ranges in la patagonia, las Torres del Paine and el Fitzroy.

torresdelpaine

fitz

This is called a tirolesa, to cross a small drainage below the cerro torre massif.

tirolesa

hielo de la patagonia

para siempre

These are some beautiful places that i have seen, where glaciers are still growing.

ice

This is a condor.

condor

Below is the Perito Moreno glacier y toda su majestad.

peritomoreno

Olomana Hike

October, 2005

This is a really sweet hike on the east side of Oahu, just off of the Pali highway.

olomana

Las Leñas, Argentina

July, 2008

Even the resorts aren't that bad.

laslenas

San Francisco, CA

August, 2011

Is there a more famous bridge than the golden gate?

golden_gate

Cochoa, Chile

December, 2012

La playa favorita de los chiquillos.

cochoa

canyonlands, utah

summer, 2009

Some beautiful petroglyphs.

petroglyph

Arches National Park.

arches

Jeff Popko killin' it at the world famous "crack house".

crack

Staring back down at the canyons where we just gone done doing some slots.

slotcanyon

Peru

October, 2006

I love how the older sister overshadows the younger.

peruanas

Abajo, el no tiene nada que decir.

vista2

This is Machu Picchu as seen from Putukusi, we climbed this mountain right in from of Huayna Picchu. If anyone plans on going there I can tell you how to do this same climb, that NOBODY does. Just gander at the hideous scar that the road for the busses makes (the heinous switchbacks). Just walk, people. And no, ADA access doesn't look like that.

putukusi

Just to prove it, the world famous shot. Jim Carrey tweeted "Inka-redible!!". Damn straight, Ace!

machupicchu

Japan

February, 2012

ohayo gozaimasu, watashi wa charlie vollmer des, amerika kara kimashita. watashi wa, ganbarimasu. minasamo, ganbarimashou. domo arigato.

As my life has been filled with much luck, my wife and I were able to take a trip to Japan together.

japan_street

Above is a foto taken in the street and below with our host family.

raw_egg

mmm... noodles dipped in raw egg... itadakimasu . . . gochisou-sama deshita

Food indubitably plays its own role in my fondness for travel. Below, I experienced why Osaka is famous for its "okonomiyaki".

okonomiyaki

And of course we went to the fish market; as my wife is from a coastal town, il figlio mio è di mare, and i, as well, enjoy the oceans and everything they have to offer.

fishmarket1

fishmarket2

We went to check out the catch as they brought it in, as well.

japanwharf

Below is what I was sent to perform.

after_race

After the race they served soup! Fantastic! The soy water is, however, not worth your time.

Our host family then treated us to some much deserved sentō(銭湯?), or public bath. Not to be confused with onsen, which will wait for another time.

sento

Sayonara, nipon!

Sandy's Beach, Oahu

quite possibly the funnest place on earth

This is me doin' ma thang at sandy's world-class beach break...right about to get a nasty barrel !!!

sandys

Provincia de Mendoza, Argentina

June, 2006

This is the general argentine hospitality.

asado

Below is just a nice fotografia, los loros con mi querida vina de malbec.

loros

por la costa de mexico

diciembre, 2007

Those are not rocks. How many times in my life will I run across things like this? Tortugas marinas en plena fecundacion...filete.

tortuga

el aconcagua

this guy is timeless

If you don't know what aconcagua is, you probably never will.

aconcagua

Volcan Villarica

November, 2006

Gearing up for what should be some fantastic and fresh tracks. Those lifts aren't working so you need to earn these turns.

skivillarica

This area is called the "lakes region" of chile. La region de los lagos, para los que son mas cultos.

puconvista

Below is the mouth of the beast... pure sulfur and noxious gases.

villarica

Here is a night shot of the bugger.

nightvillarica

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