Tuesday, 6 December 2016

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it." - Chinese Proverb _ Hawaii's epic Rainbow Falls from above. _ This waterfall located near Hilo on the Big Island is 80 feet tall and nearly 100 feet in diameter. The falls flow over a natural lava cave, the mythological home to Hina, an ancient Hawaiian goddess. _ This shot was taken yesterday from an open-door helicopter as we flew around the Big Island. Wind speeds up that high reached 145 mph! I had to hold onto my camera for dear life. _ If you ever visit the Big Island I highly recommend this @viatortravel tour - it might not be the cheapest way to see the island but no doubt it's the best. And now one of my top highlights in over 4.5 years of non-stop travel. _ #cruisingcarnival #hawaii @carnival


The Big Island of Hawaii is getting a little bigger as lava from the Kilauea Volcano flows into the Pacific Ocean. _ Today we flew over the Big Island of Hawaii in an open-door helicopter, fulfilling a long-time bucket list item of mine and getting up close to a live volcano. _ I could feel the heat radiating from the red-hot lava. And as it met with the cold ocean, plumes of steam lifted into the sky. _ If it's on your wish list too, we found our tour on @viatortravel. It's safe to say this moment was a highlight on our 15-day @carnival cruise around Hawaii. _ #travelstoke #cruisingcarnival #hawaii


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Opened in 2003, this building designed by Frank Gehry, is now synonymous with downtown Los Angeles. _ The project was initially funded by Lillian Disney, Walt Disney's widow, as a tribute to her husband's devotion to the arts and to the city. _ Did you know: the iconic stainless steel exterior was only used after the original planned stone cladding was deemed to be too expensive and a ballooning budget was causing construction delays. _ Gehry is one of my favorite architects of all time, and I'm not alone. Vanity Fair labeled him as "the most important architect of our age". Even though his father didn't support his creativity as a child, his mother believed in him. And when I look at this building its a powerful reminder of what happens when talent, belief and perseverance collide. _ @visitcalifornia #archilovers


"The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall? The Once-ler: Uh, down? The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean." - Dr. Seuss, The Lorax _ Very LA. _ Tall leaning palm trees at Knotts Berry Farm near Los Angeles. _ I don't know if it's just me, but these things remind me of Truffula Trees. Do you agree? _ While in LA we stayed at @omnihotels Downtown Los Angeles.