Travels with Paul and Grace Pitzer
We created this site so our friends, through our photographs, can enjoy the places we have visited around the world. As we continue to be able to travel, we will add to this collection of photo Galleries, Slideshows and the Blog.
This has been one of those rare winters in Portland, Oregon were we get snow, a lot of it. January 10-11 brought a foot of snow in our area and then days of below freezing weather so it just hung around for almost a week.
March 27 - April 10, 2017 we had the privileged of being able to repeat the "Baja, California; A Remarkable Journey" photo expedition with Lindblad aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion. Our good friend Jack Swenson was the Expedition Leader and he guided us around Baja and into the Sea of Cortez looking for marine mammals and taking walks on isolated islands. It was a fabulous trip.
We just returned from our second trip to Cuba on a People-to-People trip: Cuba Revealed: Cultural Pathways from Camaguey to Havana, with Grand Circle Foundation: February 1 - 12, 2017. It was a great trip and we saw a different area of Cuba from our 2013 trip.
We had a great three weeks in Italy on an OAT trip: Tuscany and Umbria: Rustic Beauty in the Italian Heartland, (April/May 2016.) I have already started Blog posts about some of our unusual experiences, and will continue with more soon.
We had two fabulous trips in 2015. The first was to Eastern Europe. It was really two trips back-to-back. The first was an Overseas Adventure Travel trip: "Jewels of Bohemia: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary" followed by a river cruise on the Danube with Grand Circle Travel: "Eastern Europe to the Black Sea: Budapest to Bucharest."
The second great trip was "Wildlife Paradise Photo Safari by Private Air: Including South Africa, Botswana and Namibia," with Jack and Rikki Swenson through Lindblad Expeditions and Eyes on Africa. We were promised leopards, and were not disappointed.
DKG Oregon State Convention
New: Class Schedule for 2017
I taught the following classes at the Green Valley Camera Club, Arizona. Below are links to pages I have made for each class, which include my handouts and tutorials.
The Everglades, Florida
Frequently we go to a city of departure a day ahead, which we did again before going to Cuba. While waiting to go to Cuba we spent the day visiting the Everglades near Miami.
Hot Air Balloon Festival
We got up early to attend the Portland Hot Air Balloon Festival, part of the "Rose Festival." It was a beautiful morning and many balloons lifted off, one at a time. Obviously, a great photo opportunity.
Grace and Paul Pitzer
We hope you will keep checking back regularly to see what is new. I'm always out and about with some camera and love to stretch my skills and add to my volume of work.
Motto: "Pack light and take lots of pictures."