Hi! I’m Daina, a Chicago native turned Southern Californian. I was drawn to the underwater world at a young age and started dabbling in underwater photography in the last five years. My photography journey has taken me to many beautiful places, but physically and mentally.
The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is a hotspot for some pretty epic marine biodiversity which was my main motivation for visiting the islands.read more
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to break your foot? Or maybe you recently broke your foot and you aren’t sure what the future holds for you. Based on my recent experience of breaking my foot I’m here to help you better understand what it’s like to break your foot. I’d like to preface this entire post that everyone’s broken foot experience is different. For example, everything that I read online right after I broke my foot scared the crap out of me.read more
We’ve all been a bit stressed out lately, ahem COVID-19, and our ability to be one-with-nature is severely limited. Spending time in nature is good for our health. Science backs this. But not many people know that simply viewing images of nature is shown to reduce...read more
Far removed from a fast paced life and tucked away in the expanse of the South Pacific is the ocean’s best kept secret. The treasure trove of 15 atoll islands, known as the Cook Islands, is truly a place to disconnect and experience island life. The islands attract...read more
During our 10 days in Colombia we experienced the warmth of the people (seriously, some of the nicest people I have ever met), the natural beauty of the country, and the richness of both food and culture. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Colombia, do it!read more
A little over a year ago Ryan and I began our cross country trek to our new life in San Diego. How that year went by so quickly is beyond me, but here we are and I have yet to share photos from our week-long journey. Gothenburg, Nebraska Our first touristy stop along...read more