Eric BennettExplorer

  • Catch a Sunset on Antelope Island

    This is a great place to catch a sunset with the herds of Buffalo grazing and the surrounding mountain ranges. With the clouds moving over the mountains and the water reflecting the sunset, you can get amazing shots if that's what you're intereste...

  • Explore Scenic Cascade Springs

    One of the most photogenic spots of the Timpanogos Canyon. If you take the Alpine loop you will see a sign to turn off and go to Cascade Springs. It's about a 15 minute drive from there. The parking lot is right next to the springs. The best time ...

  • Hike to White Pine Lake

    Just about 5 miles (2-2.5 hrs) from the trailhead, you will find the beautiful White Pine Lake where the water is an intense blue color. It's an amazing place for photos and just hanging out on a summer or fall afternoon. Along the way you will ha...

    10 miles 2450 ft gain

  • Photograph Bridal Veil Falls

    Heading on Provo Canyon Rd the waterfall is just on the right hand side. You will see a sign that says "Bridal Veil" to turn in and park at the falls. At the falls you can hike up a bit to get closer to the waterfall but you will get sprayed quite...

  • Hike to Island Lake

    There are many lakes in this area, but Island Lake is the only one with epic cliff jumping. You can camp anywhere around the lake and campfires are permitted.The cliff is best to jump off mid summer when the water is the warmest, but it's always p...

    9 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Camp and Stargaze at Burriston Ponds

    Pulling into Mona Reservoir you will see campsites, which you can set up at for free. There are some trees to hang up a hammock and have a relaxing afternoon and evening.The bonus is that there's an awesome rope swing, which makes this a great pla...

  • Hike to Stewart Falls

    The canyon is closed during snowfall so this is only accessible between May-Nov usually. It is best during the fall when the leaves have changed color, but let's be honest, it's always great. Head up Provo Canyon and follow the signs to make a lef...

    4 miles

  • Hike to Donut Falls

    The TrailFollow the trail for just a little bit and when it forks, stay to the left and you will arrive to Donut Falls. Once at the waterfall, climb up the rocks to get to the cave at the top, which is not visible from the bottom. To take pictures...

    3.5 miles

  • Camp at Lava Point

    Didn't make a reservation? Are all the Zion campgrounds full as usual? Don't worry, the less popular and more secluded Lava Point Campground is just about a 45 minute drive away and it's free! We camped here because we rolled in late at night to Z...

  • Hike to Hidden Falls, WY

    You will find great views of the Tetons throughout this trek, which takes you past the gorgeous Jenny Lake and String Lake, as well as to Hidden Falls, a massive cascade along a river with many other waterfalls and awesome sights. There is also lo...

    8 miles 800 ft gain

  • Camp at the Wedding Tree

    This is a great spot to camp if the park campgrounds are full (particularly in the summertime). There is a designated camping area at Gros Ventre Campground, but if you're a little too late on the reservations or, like me, would prefer to get away...

  • Hike to Bell Canyon's Waterfall

    If you keep a steady pace, the hike takes about an hour each way, so allow time when trying to catch the sunset. The hike is pretty easy until right before you reach the falls, where there is a big, steep hill you have to climb.From the parking lo...

    4 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Relax in the Saratoga Hot Springs

    Awesome all year round, but one of the best places to chill out during winter. The water is just hot enough to feel amazing and escape from the cold. This place is public and not supervised. It does close from 10pm-6am and police have been known t...

  • Backpacking Scotland's West Highland Way

    Let me just start by saying that this is probably the raddest hike I have ever done. Although the ideal way is to start from Glasgow and hike all the way up to Ft. William, the scenery just gets better and better as you get closer to the Ft Willia...

    96 miles 2650 ft gain

  • Hike to Grotto Falls

    Heading in the canyon you will drive along a winding road for a while until you pass through a gate (Closed during Winter, this is where you will need to pull over and continue down the road on foot) about a mile up you will see a trailhead on the...

    0.3 miles 175 ft gain

  • Hike Iceland's Tallest Waterfall: Glymur

    This amazing waterfall empties into a giant, beautiful canyon and with such a short hike, the reward is well worth the time. There are several caves to walk through and smaller waterfalls along the hike, which are all equally awesome to shoot. Thi...

  • Hike to Bridalveil Fall

    Since most things you want to see in Yosemite require a hike, this place is a nice change to see something without having to walk for hours. From the parking lot it is just about a 10 minute walk to the falls.If you scramble up the rocks, you can ...

    1.2 miles 200 ft gain

  • Night Photography at Mormon Row

    While you may have seen the hundreds of shots of this place at Sunrise or Sunset, very few people come here at night to shoot the barns. Every time I have gone I have been the only one out there. Avoid the crowds and wait for the stars to come out...

  • Stargaze at Olmsted Point

    Just off the side of the highway, look for the pullout for Olmsted Point on your Map. There is a parking area with about 25 parking spots and the lookout point with the tree is right next to there. Come in the summertime and during a new moon to g...

  • Night Photography at Yellowstone Geysers

    During the day this spot will be packed with people. Come back here at night time to get some beautiful night sky photography with the amazing hot springs and geysers in the foreground, without the crowds.If you are new to night photography, you c...

  • Hike to Battlecreek Falls

    Battlecreek Falls is a great place to get away after a long day of work—or if you're looking for a great hike but are short on time. It's a great way to get the dog or your family out to enjoy some nature.The falls are about a 15-25 minute walk fr...

    1.2 miles

  • Explore The Matterhorn

    The Matterhorn straddles both Switzerland and Italy and is one of the most beautiful peaks you can shoot. The summit sits at 14,692 feet, making this one of the tallest peaks in Europe.There's an abundance of mellow hikes around the area - check a...

  • Hike to Upper Falls

    Coming from Provo, at about 2.5 miles make a right hand turn for Nunn's Park/ Bridal Veil. Go straight through the intersections and pass Bridal Veil Falls (on your right) and continue until you see a park on your right (Upper Falls Park). Park he...

    1 miles

  • Walk Along the Cliffs of Moher

    The best way to do this, or the easiest, would be by booking a tour. There is no bus that goes out to here, so you would have to rent a car otherwise. If you are staying in Dublin, you can book a tour at the Paddy Wagon Travel Agency for about 35 ...

  • Photograph the Giant's Causeway

    Alright, so there are 2 different ways to see this place: 1: Paying a lot of money for a tour and hotel 2: My way, sneaking in and camping (DISCLAIMER: This is Not legal, but Not illegal)From Belfast you will have to take a bus or train to Colerai...

  • Explore Ft. William, Scotland's Steall Gorge

    Just about 10 miles from Ft. William and only a few miles from the end of the West Highland Way you can find the Steal Gorge along with Ben Nevis. Ben Nevis is a famous hill in Ft. William with an amazing view of a lake. Everyone in Ft. William kn...

    3 miles

  • Photograph Wahkeena Falls

    This Waterfall is located along the Colombia River Gorge and is surrounded by many other, much more trafficked waterfalls so it gets a lot fewer visitors. This is a beautiful spot to relax at, take photos, and get away from some of the crowds. The...

  • Catch a Sunset at Oceanside Pier

    Both sides of the pier are awesome to shoot but depending on the time of the year/sun position one might be better than the other. Super mellow beach to chill out at and watch the sunset. You can get some awesome reflections in the tide. Keep an e...

  • Explore Playa Los Corales

    Just about 15 minutes from Punta Cana, this beach is located in Bavaro. There are resorts and hotels on the beach, so it is touristy, but not as much as Punta Cana. I met a lot of awesome locals hanging out on this beach every day.The sun rises ri...

  • Explore the Seascape at Crescent Bay

    If you are in Southern California and want to find a good place to watch the sunset, this is the place. Laguna Beach, Orange County is loaded with awesome beaches to shoot photos of the famous California sunsets. This is one of my favorites becaus...

  • Explore Playa Espadilla Beach

    The beach just outside of Manuel Antonio National Park is called Playa Espadilla and you can camp here for free if you have a tent or hammock. This is a safe place, accustomed to tourists, but be careful with valuables while camping on the beach -...

  • Photograph the Northern Lights at Grotta Lighthouse

    While I was in Iceland for 10 days, I was blessed enough to see the northern lights every single night. Because of all the opportunities, I was able to learn some lessons about them.The best times to see the northern lights in Iceland are late fal...

  • Cliff Jumping in Panama

    If you find yourself in Chiriqui, Panama, Los Cangilones de Gualaca river canyon is a great spot to spend a carefree afternoon, about 40 minutes by bus from the David Terminal. The water is warm and welcoming, and also plenty deep, so don't worry ...

  • Winter Camp at Colter Bay Campground

    Just a 45 min drive from Jackson Hole, the Colter Bay Campground on Jackson Lake is a great spot to camp overnight, fish and canoe in the spring and summer time when the ice has melted. This is an ideal location to shoot some star photos and catch...

  • Explore the Islands of San Blas, Panama

    This best-kept-secret, beautiful location is starting to become more popular, but still remains a low key, relatively secluded area – San Blas is made up of more than 2,000 islands, after all.You will first need to take a car to Carti, around $25 ...

  • Backpack through the Jungles of Chiang Mai

    You can book this through pretty much any travel agency you find in Thailand, in Chiang Mai or Bangkok. The trek is done in the jungles of Chiang Mai which you can get to via 14 hour train ride for about $15 from Bangkok. The price of the trek var...

  • Hike to Ghhursanbo Cave

    From Larjung you will see signs for the Ghhursanbo cave which is just following the blue and white stripes along the trail or the "sidetrek trail" on your map. It's a very famous buddhist location as well so most of the locals should know how to g...

  • Hike to Narchyang's Waterfall

    You can either take a detour and check this out on your way to Tatopani if heading from the direction of Kalopani or wake up early and check if out while you are staying in Tatopani. It is a 20 minute walk or so from Tatopani and then another 20 m...

  • Hike the Swiss Alps

    This beautiful 4 mile hike takes you past several small lakes and ponds, and offers amazing views of the backside of the Matterhorn.To hike around the Jungfrau-Aletsch glacier and Alps, begin at Bettmersee Lake, just next to the village. Facing th...

    4 miles 250 ft gain

  • Climb Poon Hill

    If you stay in Ghorepani, you can wake up in the morning and do this side trek before you head out on the Circuit. It is approximately 45 minutes to get up to the top, so you need to wake up and leave by roughly 4:30AM depending on the time of yea...

  • Pangkor Island, Malaysia

    To get here from Kuala Lumpur, you will have to buy a bus ticket to Lumut and then take a short ferry ride from there to the Island. It is just about a 2.5-3hr bus ride to the ferries and then another 30-45min to the island. I'm convinced that if ...

  • Climb Up to Malaysia's Batu Caves

    The Batu Caves which are just north of Kuala Lumpur are reachable by the subway train. A ticket is just 2MR and you will need to get a hold of a map to see which train you need to take on the Red Line. The train drops you off right at the caves wh...

  • Catch Waves and a Sunset at Playa Jacó

    There are hotels nearby, but if you are staying in San Jose this is a great day trip since it is only a couple of hours away by bus. Jaco is a big, wide open beach with room for everyone. Even on packed days, it doesn't feel very crowded. It's a p...

  • Canyoneering North Canyon

    Descend into the amazing North Canyon Slot Canyon and see amazing formations, oranges, and reds, all throughout the unique walls. Driving in, you should pass the incredible "Flathead" rock formation (as seen in the photos). Continue about 30 more ...

  • Explore Laguna Beach Caves

    Explore some beautiful caves right on the beach in Laguna. The stairs leading down to the beach are just off the side of PCH at 9th st. You can park anywhere along the PCH on both sides near 9th st.Head down the stairs and the main caves are on th...

  • Trekking Nepal's Annapurna Circuit

    One of the best hikes in the world. Locals say the best times of the year to do the trek are October and April. The entire Circuit begins in Besisahar and ends en Nyapul, about 230 Kilometers total. There are endless amounts of amazing side treks ...

  • Explore Stansbury Island

    Rarely will you ever see another person at the underrated Stansbury Island, the second largest island within the Great Salt Lake in Utah - even though a dirt causeway connects it to land, it is still considered an island. The lack of crowds make t...

  • Get An Amazing View of the Annapurnas

    If you stay in Braga, the village before Manang, you can wake up and do this hike and be back by noon. It is a really good hike to acclimate because you get up above 4,000 meters. Just head up to the Monestary and follow the white and blue trail s...

  • Explore Jokulsarlon, Iceland

    From Reykjavik, just head south on Hwy 1 for about 3 hours until you reach Jokulsarlon. It's just off both sides of the road and a bridge drives over it - you wont miss it. If facing east, the lake is on the left side of the road and the beach is ...

  • Take a Dip in the Meadow Hot Springs

    These hot springs are located on private property but the owner allows anyone to come and take a dip. You can camp overnight and also have fires in the several pits near the pools. He just asks all the visitors to keep it cleaner than they found i...

  • Photograph the Waterfalls of Iceland

    If you want to see Iceland's most incredible scenery, you have to rent a car and get a map. From Reykjavik, head south on Hwy 1. The waterfalls listed below are in the order as they appear in the photos above.Seljalandsfoss: Right off the 1 on the...

  • Photograph Fallen Leaf Lake's Cascading Falls

    This amazing waterfall is right off the road near the Fallen Leaf Campground. Once you enter the campground keep driving straight just a bit further and you will see a pull off on the right hand side. Pull off here and you should see the cascadin...

  • Camp at Fall Creek Falls

    Just an hour outside of Jackson Hole, this waterfall is very easy to access. This is also a great spot to camp overnight if you are heading to the Grand Tetons National Park from the West Coast. Look for a sign at the turn out that says “Fall Cree...

  • Day Hike to Lake Blanche

    The hike is only 6 miles roundtrip, but it's pretty steep the whole way. It will take about 1.5 - 2 hrs to get up and about 45 min - 1hr to get back down. At the Mills B Trailhead, you will head to the far end of the parking lot and follow the pav...

    6 miles 2700 ft gain