How to Sharpen An Image In Photoshop (Tutorial)

Animals, Exploring, Humor, Photoshop Tutorials, Traveling Kids

Sometimes I will be looking at my pictures and think: “this stinks!” Why? It just doesn’t have that… that look, you know, the look. Okay, so what I mean is that it just isn’t crisp enough. That is always really annoying! So here is how to really bring it to life in Photoshop! How To Sharpen in {Click to continue...}


Beautiful Pool Waterfall

Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Humor, Traveling Kids

A few years ago, we went to Miami, Florida, on vacation. I loved it there! The weather was great, the beaches were really nice… okay, okay. Thats my Canadian talking :D. If you’re American, you have likely made fun of Canadians at some point – we talk weird, we act weird… we’re just plain weird! {Click to continue...}

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Curious Galapagos Tortoise

Animals, Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Galapagos Islands, Humor, Traveling Kids

When I was going through my pictures from Galapagos I was surprised to find this one. You know how when you are on vacation you don’t bother to look at the picture until, in this case, like a year later? It is so cool how curious he’s looking at the camera; it’s almost like he {Click to continue...}

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How to Merge 2 Photos in Photoshop (Tutorial)

Galapagos Islands, Photoshop Tutorials, Traveling Kids
Voilà! All done!

Every photographer wants to be able to merge photos, whether it’s just because that would look really awesome on a different background or because it is for sheer comedy. My reasons vary, but they’re normally the latter :). So follow these simple steps and you’ll be flying in no time! First (of course) you must {Click to continue...}

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Funny Necked Galapagos Flamingos

Animals, Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Galapagos Islands, Travel Tips, Traveling Kids

Flamingos are really fun to shoot because they always look so funny! I mean seriously: they’re pink, they have crazy long necks and they are just plain funny! These Flamingos are from Galapagos: Here’s a Tip! When traveling, no matter where, always have your camara. If you don’t you’ll wish you did!


An Appetizing Meal At Coppelia in Cuenca

Cuenca Ecuador, Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Food, Great Ecuador Treats, Traveling Kids
churrasco at coppelia

One day when we were in Cuenca we decided to get lunch at the Coppelia restaurant in the center of the city. We all got churrasco. This is a dish with beef, rice, fries, a salad, and sometimes avocado. Fast Facts This photo was taken with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS, I love this camera!


Cool Galapagos Tortoise

Animals, Exploring, Galapagos Islands, Traveling Kids

I love this tortoise!! I is sooo cool, the way it is just looking at me out of the corner of its eye! Fast Facts: This tortoise was at the tortoise reserve on Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. And the photo was taken with my trusty Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 {Click to continue...}


Pretty Purple Petals

Cuenca Ecuador, Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Flowers, Traveling Kids

This picture is really neat. It is so simple, yet so pretty. But the way I focused the camera made it even nicer. Fast Facts This photo was taken at the Cuenca Orchidarium, if you get to Ecuador, a must see!!! Thanks for reading. Catch ya later shutterbug !


A Beautiful Beach On Floreana, Galapagos

Exploring, Galapagos Islands, Traveling Kids

This picture is sooo cool. The lighting was awesome, and the clouds! Check out my parents awesome time-lapse of the sunset on Isabela. Fast Facts I took this picture with the Kodak Easyshare C813 Zoom Digital Camera. The picture was taken on the Island of Floreana, Galapagos. Photoshop adjustments: Curves 1, Mask /8. Catch ya later {Click to continue...}


How a Canadian Kid Learned Spanish in Ecuador

Cuenca Ecuador, Culture Shock, Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Learning Spanish, Travel Tips, Traveling Kids

We have been here in Ecuador for over 4 years. And now I know Spanish pretty well. But what is it like to learn a new language? What do you have to overcome? And how can you do this? In  this post I will answer these and some other important questions. What is it like {Click to continue...}


34 Awesome Things I’ve Done in Ecuador

Culture Shock, Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Food, Traveling Kids
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Whenever you move somewhere new, you experience new things, good and bad. Here are my firsts from my move to Ecuador. In Ecuador I have: seen cockroaches… lots of them (but they weren’t in my house ) seen a moth as big as a small bat… inside our apartment eaten a guinea pig (cuy) bought a watermelon bigger {Click to continue...}


11 Spanish Phrases to Know When… at a Restaurant

Cuenca Ecuador, Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Food, Learning Spanish, Travel Tips, Traveling Kids

You are at a restaurant in South America, you’re ready to order. You pick up the Spanish menu, try to figure out what it says and then try to order in English. This probably wouldn’t work very well. Here are some phrases to know when you are at a restaurant. On the last Spanish Phrases, someone {Click to continue...}