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Links to Other Places



Wouldn't it be incredible if traveling to exotic locations, countries or even other worlds would be as easy as clicking a link on your computer screen? Maybe... but often times, spur-of-the-moment exploring of new areas on the way to an intended destination can be unexpectedly rewarding. The old adage of "getting there is half the fun" I find often to be true - even, sometimes, on the Internet. If you're passing through this site on the way to somewhere else in cyberspace, I hope that you'll agree.


This links page contains, well... links. It is not very comprehensive, but it may be useful. There are many more equipment manufacturers out there than I care to list on this page, so I am only including a select few that are of personal interest to me. (Please note that the presence or absence of a particular company or product does not indicate an endorsement or rejection of that comapny or product.) Some sites are hard to navigate and, where I thought it helpful, I have included additional links. If you know of any other links that might be of interest, given the theme of this site, or you notice a broken link, please don't hesitate to contact me.


I will presume that by being here, you likely want to navigate away from my site, so links will not open in a new page...




Outdoor Recreation, Info and Photo Links


U.S. National Park Service has extensive information and even map downloads of most national parks in the U.S.


DesertUSA is an excellent site with tons of useful information and links related to exploring the U.S. desert southwest.


Arizona Highways is the companion site to the long running monthly magazine, which is renowned for its excellent photography.


DeLorme produces incredibly detailed topographical map books of the U.S. - one for each state. They also have a range of CD-ROM based maps, some of which can be used with computer linked GPS receivers.


Garmin makes an excellent line of handheld GPS (Global Positioning System) receivers. They are very affordable and are invaluable when exploring back roads, hiking off the beaten path or for finding an interesting location again in the future.


Online Highways provides useful information and links that are catagorized by state or province.


Recreation.Gov is a site with information and links about recreational opportunities on BLM and Federal Lands in the U.S.




I travel the back country of the desert southwest in my amazingly capable 4-wheel drive Isuzu Trooper, here shown facing sunrise on the Alvord Desert mud playa in extreme southern Oregon.


I would like to supply a decent link, but sadly, Isuzu trucks are no longer being sold in Canada and the Trooper is no longer available in the U.S. either. This is the best link I can find...



My father is an expert rose hybridizer, and his website George Mander's Roses of Excellence, I designed and maintain.


A well known local photographer and good friend, Albert Normandin, has a unique perspective on the world and specializes in panoramic photography.


The Hubble Space Telescope produces unbelievably stunning photographs of deep space!




Photographic Equipment Links


Beau Photo Supplies is where I work. Beau Photo caters to the professional photography market in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, selling cameras, lighting and studio equipment. Beau Photo also has a comprehensive rental department with a large variety of cameras, studio lighting, grip equipment, muslin backgrounds, radio slaves, light meters, digital cameras and more. The digital imaging department at Beau Photo specializes in high-end professional digital cameras, scanners, photographic printers, Apple computer systems and other imaging related products.


Flashpoint is another place in Vancouver that rents a wide range of professional photographic equipment.




Many more links to come...