Caruso’s Tuscan Cuisine Brings Delicious Food, Friendship, and Family Together in Capitola, CA

Caruso's Tuscan Cuisine - Bruschetta Classica

One of my favorite places to visit is the region surrounding Santa Cruz, CA. There are some absolutely beautiful places to visit nearby, some more obvious than others. There are also some fun, and delicious, places to eat. While I’m not food critic, I do know when things are good or bad. I also know … Read more Caruso’s Tuscan Cuisine Brings Delicious Food, Friendship, and Family Together in Capitola, CA

Bringing Christmas to Haiti

It is hard to believe that a day could be more exhausting than yesterday but I think it might have happened. While today was not as physically exhausting, it definitely was emotionally. Although it was emotionally exhausting, it wasn’t in a bad way. It was an emotional journey that I imagine will stick with everyone … Read more Bringing Christmas to Haiti

A Hot Day in Haut-Limbe, Haiti

Today seemed to be warmer than yesterday. I’m not sure if it really was in fact hotter or if we were just more active. Either way, it was a very warm and busy day in Haiti. The morning began with breakfast in the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel is always awesome because there is some … Read more A Hot Day in Haut-Limbe, Haiti

Returning to Haiti

I’m back. After a year, a month, and a few extra days I have returned to a place I never expected to go in the first place. One year ago if you had asked me if I’d be returning, I probably would have shrugged my shoulders and said “perhaps.” Haiti is a very complicated place. … Read more Returning to Haiti

Heading Back to Haiti

Cap-Haïtien Orphanage, Haiti in 2014

In two days I will be flying Eastwards towards Haiti. This is a bit surreal as I assumed my trip there last year would be a once in a lifetime trip. The first trip was eye opening and life changing, to say the least. It was definitely my first time visiting a place that impoverished and completely … Read more Heading Back to Haiti

Welcome to Cap-Haïtien

Driving Through Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

As I think back over my first impressions of Cap–Haïtien, a few words flash into my mind: rubble, sewage, poverty, heat, humidity, and dust. There was an immediate culture shock as we left the world of instant gratification with advanced technology and entered a world that works at a much different pace and feels like it is from … Read more Welcome to Cap-Haïtien

Welcome to the new

Friends of DAPs Magic on Disneyland's 60th Anniversary

Welcome to the new As we’ve continued to grow at, the photoblog that was once here was absorbed into the main website. At that point, there really wasn’t any reason to keep active with this site and I really wasn’t sure what I should do with it. Thankfully, I kept the URL with … Read more Welcome to the new