Tag: sunset


¡Cuba! A trip back in time in the Caribbean.

La Habana Vieja (Old Havana) After only a few days in Cuba, I can say it was one of the more interesting places I’ve experienced in my travels. I found it to be a country full of contrasts, most apparent in Havana. Brand new white roman-style architecture adjacent to old colorful and rain-stained buildings. Classic…


Best of 2016 Favorites and highlights from the year.

Favorite Photo of 2016 Inspired by some colleagues, I’ve been thinking about my best photos of 2016. I don’t know if this one is my best, but it’s definitely my favorite of the year… I love the movement in the shot — the surfers running out into the cold water to surf under a perfect sunset….


Dubrovnik, Croatia Meeting up in King's Landing.

Most of the time, my teammates at Automattic work from the comforts of our respective homes in San Diego, Philadelphia, Virginia, Tel Aviv, Vienna, and other locations around the world — but a few times a year, we travel to the same location to get some face-to-face time and work together on various projects. Earlier…


Swimming with Whale Sharks And other adventures in the Yucatán.

We spent two months last year in the Yucatán and this is quickly becoming one of our favorite spots in the world. Last time around, we explored the various cenotes and Mayan ruins in the area. We were too early in the season to see the whale sharks, but this year we managed to time…


Sayulita A month in Mexico's nicest little surf town.

We’re big fans of Mexico, and have spent long stints in both Los Cabos and the Yucatán. This year we decided to try out a new area. We’d heard good things about a little surf town about an hour outside of Puerto Vallarta and headed there for our first month of travel this summer. Sayulita is…


Windansea and Bird Rock Our new home base in San Diego.

Moving to Windansea After our last big trips to the Pacific Northwest and the Yucatán, we were ready for a break from the travel again. San Diego is our home base when we’re not traveling — we’ve lived in various areas around the county, but we’ve always enjoyed being near La Jolla the most. After some searching, we found a…


Sedona & Red Rock State Park A week of hiking and exploring the red rock scenery.

We spent a great Thanksgiving week in Sedona, Arizona hiking with family and exploring the unique landscapes of this area. Devil’s Bridge was a tough hike on a hot day, but the view and photo op were well-worth the climb. Devil’s Bridge Sunsets & Sunrises The Red Rocks Night Skies


Pacific Northwest Road Trip San Diego to Whidbey Island, and back again.

We usually travel for long stints abroad, but in the summer of 2015 we wanted to try something different. We decided to stay stateside and see a part of our own country that we hadn’t visited before, road trip style. We drove from our homebase in San Diego all the way to Whidbey Island near…


Kauaʻi: The Garden Island Why doesn't everyone live here?

I was fortunate to have one of my first team meetups at Automattic in Kauaʻi. This was my first time on the Hawaiian Islands and Kauaʻi did not disappoint. The island is beautiful, with an amazing variety of natural wonders and a rich local history. We even got a chance to hike one of the…


Warm Winter’s Sunset The sunset that ruined all future sunsets.

Scripps Pier / La Jolla Shores San Diego, California We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the…


All the Pretty Colors Scripps Pier and La Jolla Shores, all lit up.

It’s hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst… And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it…


Los Cabos Home of the best fish tacos I've ever had.

San Jose del Cabo The Beaches The Sunsets