I'm an amateur photographer who has devoted the past year to become a full time professional photographer. For the past 8 years, I've worked in the DVD business as a Programmer and Producer. Hoping to escape the crazy, stressful life of the Hollywood industry, I decided I needed a change. So I quit my job, tied up my loose ends, and was off on some eye opening and memorable 2007 vacations. While traveling around, I continue to take as many photos as possible in hopes that they will someday fill my portfolio and supply me with future jobs. But while I travel, I also want to experience and learn about as many new cultures as possible and see how other countries live, work, and socialize. There is so much to see in this world and so little time.
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You can also check out my newly started Photography Blog at WordpressSummary of 2007:
Costa Rica was amazing. Many things to see, many things I'll miss. In the rainforest, everything seemed to be moving. Monkey's rattled the trees, while spiders spun their very large webs.
My 10 year desire to visit Australia has now been fulfilled. 2 months of amazing sights, making extraordinary friends, and remembering it all in my mind and on my camera. I was happy to visit my family, backpack on my own, and scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef.
New Zealand surprised me as far as what I expected to see. I had heard of the amazing coasts, green hills, and Lord of the Rings landscape, but I never imagined I would have done so much in only 21 days.
Alaska was an eye opener with beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife. A flight around Denali (Mt. McKinley) was the highlight, check out the blog for some high altitude photos.
North Carolina and New York City were two places that I've wanted to see and now that I have, I want to go back. North Carolina had amazing seafood, relaxing views, and intense wind. New York was filled with people from all over the world. Their 24 hour mentality and variety of things to do, make New York a must visit for any insomniac.
Napa Valley was Superb! Tons of wine, Great food, and wonderful photo opportunities.2008
Well I haven't had much time for traveling this year. I've been submerged in Photography classes and am doing more weddings then I thought I would be. I have a few photos to upload, so I'll get to that, I swear.
I am now paying for a blog though, so please check out my entries to San Francisco, Santa Fe, Colorado, Hawaii, and a few places around Los Angeles.
April 27th 2008
Hello Blogging Followers. I'm sorry I've been so bad at not keeping up with my travel blog. I've been so busy with school, photography, and other aspects of my life that I really haven't gone many places. I know I need to update my travel blog with at least 4 trips that I've taken since this was updated. So I'll try to get on that. In the meantime, I have a new blog of just Photography related items. Please visit me there at Nathan Nowack Photography Blog and you can subscribe with the RSS Feed button at the top. That will also show you everytime I update that site with new photos. In the meantime, you can also check out my Myspace page, as I've been keeping that fairly updated with photos and current happenings. I'm ... read more
October 24th 2007
French Oak, Wine Caves, and a Rapping Wine Server. I've toured 4 amazing wine regions in Australia, traveled through the New Zealand Marlborough region, been on a Sideways tour in Santa Ynez Valley, tasted at some wineries in Temecula, and have even been to a wedding in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. With all of this cork popping, sniffing, pouring, and swirling, the one place I hadn't been to was the famous Napa Valley. My parents, being avid wine connoisseurs themselves, planned a trip up to Napa for 3 days. Needless to say, it didn't require much convincing and I agreed to pick them up at the San Francisco Airport to be their personal wine tasting chauffeur. I booked a very nice hotel called The Meritage Resort, which was right on the sout... read more
October 6th 2007
NYC - Not just a city from Comic Books When you think about New York City, what comes to mind? Do you think about Central Park or Times Square? Maybe you think about New York Style Pizza and the I ❤ NYC t-shirts. Some might remember the 9-11 attacks and the World Trade Center towers. And then there are those that will always think about the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge. No matter what you think about, New York City is more then just Skyscrapers filled with towering concrete and windows. "The Big Apple" or "The City that Never Sleeps" are just a few nicknames for this enormous metropolis we call New York City. With 5 boroughs, New York City is the United State's largest city at a whopping estimate of ... read more
October 2nd 2007
For the past few years, my parents have been going to North Carolina's Outer Banks for a week of relaxation along with some action packed windsurfing. With 2 other couples sharing a large waterfront property, they rent their equipment conveniently next door, leave it assembled in the garage below, and wait for the wind gods to blow. Famous for its constant winds and shallow 3 foot waters, this amazing location is perfect for windsurfing, kite surfing, or just good old fashion kite flying. I have always been a fan of windsurfing and this year was determined to spend 3 days devoted to just that. So I grabbed my swimsuit and headed out to Avon, North Carolina for my next adventures on the Outer Banks. Little do most people know, the Outer Banks are the outlying islands ... read more
August 10th 2007
Northern Exposure in Anchorage Fun Facts about Alaska Jumping on Alaska Air, I had no idea what the 49th state had to offer. All I had seen was some brief pages in my travel book, a few shows on TV, and had heard stories from friends like Bonnie. Bonnie and I have known each other for 10 years, and when she announced she was moving to Alaska 2 years ago, I had to ask why. Alaska has always seemed so remote, cold, and distant from the fast lifestyle of LA or the changing technologies of the rest of the lower 48 states. I imagined that the variations in 20 hours of daylight to 20 hours of darkness and then adding extreme freezing cold in the winter were just a few of the reasons that would keep ... read more
July 23rd 2007
Seattle "SURPRISE!!", I exclaimed as I walked through the door to great Dan, a childhood friend from Oklahoma. Dan and I grew up together until the mid 80's when his family moved to Pennsylvania. Although they were states away in Chadds Ford, our families would still get together for vacations, weddings, or just to hang out. My parents and his had known each other since their college years and had a lot of history together. At one point, our familys even co-owned a boat in Oklahoma to accommodate weekly outings on Kaw Lake. 2 years had gone by, since I had seen Dan and his wife Miho at their wedding reception. Dan had been in Japan teaching English in Kumamoto and met the perfect girl, and the rest is history. 4 years ago, I had even ... read more
April 25th 2007
Abel Tasman, Looking for Greenstone, and a Big Ice Cube. Ferry from Wellington to Picton The ferry was much bigger then I expected with hundreds of people standing in line when we arrived. I had heard that on one of the decks, they had recliner chairs, which was the place to be if you were planning on sleeping for the 3 hour ride. Lucy, Gardenia, Anthony and I hurried on board to find a nice empty area and stretched out. As Gardenia and I discussed how big the ship was and how cool it was, Lucy yawned and made a few comments about how easily amused we Americans are. Lucy, being from the "small island" of England, had been on many ferries of this size, either to France, Denmark or Ireland, where some of her ... read more
April 23rd 2007
Rotorua, Taupo, Tongariro National Park, and Wellington: The Fun Continues Rotorua: Back on the bus and off to Rotorua as we continued to meet new travelers that jumped on in Raglan or said goodbye to others who were remaining to further explore the area. As we approached Rotorua, I imagined this thermal town would smell like rotten eggs and contain few activities of any interest other then a some bubbling mud pits and geysers. As we got to the city, Golem drove us around the main downtown area. He mentioned the smell as a few others agreed with disgust, but to me it wasn’t as bad as I had imagined. Maybe from the 8 years in Colorado smelling cow and pig farms had some how desensitized me to these foul odors. Right as I started ... read more
April 20th 2007
Hahei, Raglan, and the Waitomo Caves (Tree Huggers, Surfers, and a Larvae with glowing poop) Hahei As we headed east towards Hahei on the Coromandel Peninsula, the first thing I noticed was that this was going to be nothing like Australia. Once out of the city, I couldn't stop staring out the window. The landscape was amazing! Lush, green hills sloped all around with farmland and a few scattered houses. Roads were lined with fern trees, keeping the soil on the sides of the hills from landsliding on the "highways." Now I say "highways", only because New Zealand's highway system is a fairly simple structure. It consists of just under 100 roads on both the North and South islands with a speed limi... read more
April 18th 2007
New Zealand or Aotearoa (The Land of the Long White Cloud) From the beginning of my Australia trip, one of my plans was to head to New Zealand and see why everyone was describing it as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Green hills, amazing coasts, friendly people, and an accent similar to Australian was what I expected. I knew Lord of the Rings was filmed here for a reason, and as a fan, I wanted to see some of this amazing scenery. So I jumped on my plane from Melbourne and in less than 4 hours I was on the ground in Auckland and heading to the CBD. Auckland Auckland is the largest city in the North Island housing 1.2 million people, 50% of which are of European descent. Auckland lies on ... read more