Saturday, July 11, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Classic Cars in Havana, Cuba

It is estimated that around 60,000 vintage American cars have survived, as if in a time warp, in Cuba. When Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, he made it illegal for anyone to import cars without government permission.

Cuba and the United States severed diplomatic ties after the revolution, when the tail fin was still a recent innovation in automotive design.

The U.S. embargo that took effect in 1961 stopped the flow of new cars. Under Cuba's one-party system, the new car market is tightly regulated and a brand new sedan costs upwards of $200,000. For decades, only pre-revolutionary vehicles could be bought and sold freely, which is why so many have stayed on the road.

The early 1950s Chevys seem to be the most common, though there are Fords, Buicks, DeSotos, Plymouths and Oldsmobiles. Occasionally a gigantic late '40s or early '50s Cadillac can be spotted.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Cancún, Mexico

Naimah demonstrating how to get up on a surfboard.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Harlem Globetrotters

Léah sinking a free throw in front of one of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa is a small town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. Like other coastal villages on the Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa started as a remote fishing village, relying on agriculture, cattle ranching and small-scale fishing.

Celebrating Costa Rica defeating Italy in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil (to make it through the knockout stage after just two games).

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Seaside, Oregon

Ecola State Park, Oregon

Indian Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon