In April I visited Costa Rica with Toronto Guardian to take photos and write about some of the locations and places to stay. I went from Montezuma to Jaco to Manuel Antonio before heading to La Fortuna and back to San Jose to fly home.
In Montezuma I stayed at an incredible rental home just 10 minutes drive from Montezuma Beach and the main part of the small town. A bohemian paradise, this area is known for their Yoga Retreat, Anamaya, their many surf locations in the area, and the transient lifestyle that is very apparent.
After Montezuma I headed to Manuel Antonio National Park for the day and then stayed in Jaco for two nights. At the park, I got to shoot Sloths and other animals in the wild. In Jaco, I stayed at Croc’s Resort which is very well known, there were even billboard at the airport in San Jose.
After Jaco, I headed to my favourite place of the trip. La Fortuna site beside two volcanoes and is in the centre of the country where it is more rainforest like. The lush landscapes and beautiful resorts were a dream to shoot. I also visited the hot springs that run through the area.
After a few nights in La Fortuna, I headed back to San Jose and took a tour around. I noticed their gorgeous National Football Stadium and wanted to get a good angle. Luckily the Hilton Hotel lobby floor was on the 16th floor right next door and I managed to get on their observation deck for a better view.
I will be posting more articles on this trip on Toronto Guardian. Stay tuned for those posts.
The Cheltenham Badlands is a strange geological formation located just outside Toronto. The red clay hillsides are striped with white patches making for a desirable photo shoot location. Unfortunately it is fenced off and tough to access. Check it out!
The last night of our 4-day road-trip around Georgian Bay had us staying at Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. It had some great canoe and kayak routes that I will have to return to another day. Check out the pics.
Riverdale Farm in Toronto is a great spot in downtown to escape from the city life. Walk a few blocks and you are back in the country-side with animals, trails, ponds and old stone farm-houses. I got to visit again recently and snapped some photos.
I was taken on a tip around Turkey by Turkish Airlines and Hilton Hotels. They had a group of journalists and photographers visiting some of the country’s most beautiful cities, towns and seaside spots taking note on the great destinations. Check out some of the pics.