I’m always on the go, searching for intriguing tales to share. There’s nothing like the magic of seeing what’s around the next corner. The world is so beautiful that I couldn’t help but start sharing it. So then I started writing and sharing my trips with readers who want to learn more about our world. Once I started writing, I soon learned that having my own images was key to authenticity. That’s when I bought a camera and started learning the ins and outs of it. Marie Goff explorer writer became a photographer too. Whew! Since I started writing and learning photography, I’ve found that both of these force you to see the world in a new and exciting way.
My stories highlight the cultural richness of people, beautiful landscapes, and rare encounters with wildlife. And always with awe inspiring images.
Travel, writing, and photography involves all sorts of guides and travel companions. I love to highlight them too. Each one is unique and I always learn so much from them. Not to mention, without them, I couldn’t get to some of the places I go and the experience would not be the same. Their enthusiam keeps me planning and packing.
Part of the magic of the journey is the people you meet along the way.
My husband Eddie is my best travel companion! He does a lot of the research and planning, especially for our road trips. He does a lot of driving too. In addition, he researches new equipment, proofreads stories, and a whole lot more.
Occasionally, my blog features guest writers and photographers. They are like-minded people spinning tales of intrigue of their own. All of the information on this site is my own, except where I highlight my guests.
Thank you again for joining me on these amazing journeys. I’m blessed beyond measure to take them. I hope they inspire your own journeys too!
When Eddie and I began searching for the perfect western ranch experience, we had no idea that we would find a place as beautiful as Tanque Verde Ranch. We found everything we could've imagined and more! There is nowhere else in the United States to see the giant Saguaro cactus, which can grow to more than 39 feet tall, and it's right there! And we especially enjoyed the warm hospitality of the staff and other guests.
This year, much prayed for monsoon rains brought at least temporary relief for the draught conditions that threaten the desert environment in Arizona. Our hope is for perfect monsoon seasons every year for the iconic Saguaro cactus, other desert flora and fauna, and people of Arizona.
...there is something about the desert air after the rainfall; a clean smell, a calm, and the freshness of foggy clouds that obscure the tops of mountains as whole days become heavy with a cool blue wetness. for a short while the world is peaceful and young again... ~Ken Sekaquaptewa and Candy St. Jacques "Arizona Quotations: Rain & No Rain" The Quote Garden™
Three Important Reasons to Hire a Photography Guide – 14.5 hours in paradise with Tampa Bay Photography Tours
Earth shadow and belt of venus before sunrise...enchanting tropical forests...birds and animals in the wild...silky smooth rivers...sunset by the ocean...vibrant cityscapes after dark...14.5 hours in...