I know I've been fairly M.I.A. on here and haven't been posting as regularly as I initially planned, but I'm here to say that it's been for, well, a pretty good (exciting) reason.
Last week, I was offered the job of a lifetime, and in a matter of 24 hours, I was officially on board.
I'm over the moon to announce to you all that I'm now the Head Instructor of Photography and International Travel Leader for ACanela Expeditions.
In 2016 alone, I will be traveling to Finland, India, Peru, Southern Africa (Malawi, Zambia, Botswana) and Morocco, leading 10-15 day photography-based expeditions. The trips are open to people of all ages and photography experience, although some trips will be affiliated with universities in order to students to receive class credit (for more information on that, you can speak with the director, Kylie Chenn: email@example.com)
Here's my plug, though: the first 2016 trip is going to be Finland to spend 8 days photographing the Northern Lights, high in Finland's Lapland deep in the Arctic.
Some highlights will be:
- Meet and photograph the indigenous reindeer-herding culture of the Sámi people, deep in the heart of their remote villages in Lapland
- Spend an afternoon at an active husky breeding kennel, and ride on a dog sled through frozen forests
- Spend every night out on a private Northern Lights walk, photographing the spectacular light show
- Visit the bustling markets and squares of Helsinki
- Stay at two cozy lodges where we’ll enjoy traditional meals by the fireplace, and evenings in the lodge’s complimentary sauna
- Try out ice climbing
- Snowshoe through the famous fairy forest of Finland, where hanging frozen trees dapple the moonlike landscape as we search for Arctic ermine, owls, lynxes, and reindeer in this unbelievably beautiful corner of the world.
Spots are filling but plenty are still open; if you're interested check out the full itinerary, cost, dates, and details here, where you can also inquire.
Life has been busy, but life has been good.
I'll keep you all posted on future trips and details, but that's what I've been up to.