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The New eBook is here!

I'm happy to announce my latest travel photography ebook!

For those of you who downloaded my previous ebook, this collected of images are 100% brand new taken during my travels the last several years. Destinations include such seldom visited places as Sierra Leone, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ethiopia, Tuvalu, Benin, Togo, and St Vincent, as well as remote areas of Canada and Alaska. 

March marks the 10 year anniversary of my decision to drop everything and travel around the world. Since then I've been able to see more and do more than most human beings alive. Part of what has made the last decade so special is that I've been able to share images I've taken with so many people around the world.

To download the book, just click here. The book is in a pdf format and can be viewed on desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. 

If you have signed up for my email list in the last week, you may have already gotten a link to download the ebook in a previous email. 

This Week in Travel

Did you know I have been co-hosting one of the most popular travel podcasts on the internet for the last 8 years?  Chris Christen, Jen Leo, and I have been recording since 2009. Each episode covers the latest in news in travel and we talk to some of the most interesting people in the travel industry. 

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What is my most favorite place in the world?


The question I get more often than any other is "what is my favorite place in the world?

I understand why people ask it, but there really is no good answer. When you visit somewhere, you have an experience. Your experience might be good or bad depending on factors such as at the time of year, the weather, the people you meet, and random events which occur during your trip. Two people on the same itinerary, staying at the same hotels, might have totally different experiences if they arrive on different days.

I mention this because of a trip I took last November to Churchill, Manitoba to photograph polar bears. Churchill is a sub-arctic region and in November it's cold. The area there is totally flat and what vegetation exists is nothing more than scrawny trees and bushes. We spent almost two weeks confined to vehicles, and we had limited water for bathing.

If what I described doesn't sound like a great experience, you'd be wrong. My time in Churchill was one of the best experiences I've had in 10 years of traveling around the world. I saw polar bears, arctic foxes, and snowy owls.

If you were to visit any other time of the year, you would have a totally different experience. You might experience the cold without the polar bears, or you might experience mosquitos….without polar bears. Likewise, a trip to a tropical island can turn horrendous if you wind up in the middle of a hurricane. 

What made my trip to Churchill great wasn't the "place" per se. It was the time of year, the people I was with, and what we experienced. 

If I'm asked what my favorite "place" is, I might not list Churchill, Manitoba, but I would list my polar bear experience as one of my favorite of all time.

Check out my latest photo essay to see for yourself my trip to Cape Churchill and what made it so special



Don't forget to join the Everything Everywhere Facebook Group. We had over 400 new members join last week, and the depth of knowledge to help answer your travel questions keeps getting deeper. 

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Long Time, No See

Greetings Rick!!

It has been a long time since I sent out an email, but I'm firing up the email engine once again. 

2016 was an interesting year for me. It was the first year in a decade that I wasn't on the road full-time. I've gotten a place in Minneapolis where I can now go between trips and it is a much more productive work environment. Working on a 27" monitor and a gigabit internet connection really beats sitting cross-legged on a hotel bed with a laptop!

Despite not traveling full-time, my travel schedule was quite busy last year. I was on the road about 50% of the year and I traveled to a number of places for the first time. They include:

  • India
  • Ethiopia
  • Macedonia
  • Kosovo
  • Albania
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tajikistan

I even got to visit one of the smallest countries on Earth: Tuvalu

You can get a full overview of my 2016 travels by checking out my year end photo essay.  It is a collection of over 50 of my best photos I took last year. 


You might not be aware, but I've created a Facebook Group for travelers to ask questions about upcoming trips and to talk amongst other travelers. We currently have over 3,000 members in the group and it is it one of the best travel resources on the internet. It is the best way to get my personal travel advice, and if I am unable to answer your question, we have over 3,000 well-traveled people who can lend you advice. 

To join the group, visit Facebook, and ask join. One of the group administrators will approve your request within 24-hours. 


I'm nearing completion of a project I've been working on for over a year: The Travel Photography Academy!

The Travel Photography Academy is an online course to help you improve your travel photos and to teach you how to take award winning images. The course will video based, with assignments and photo critiques from myself and other professional photographers. We will also have monthly webinars you can watch with some of the world's greatest travel photographers where we address a different subject every month.

Currently, we are hoping to open it up to a small number of beta testers this month, with a full launch in March.

If you are interested in the course, sign up for the newsletter and you will be notified when it is open. 


March 13 marks the 10-year anniversary of when I sold my home to travel the world full time. Over the next month, I'm going to be writing a series of articles looking back on the last 10-years, as well as looking forward to where my travels will take me in the future. You'll be notified about all the articles via email, but you can also get them right away by checking out my website:

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