Which Epic Destinations are on Your Bucket List?

My fellow photographer, you do know what a bucket list is, don't you? Well, in the event that you don't, a bucket list a mental record (or one in writing for the serious-minded) of things to do and places to see before you kick the proverbial bucket.

The thought is not exactly a pleasant one to be sure, but unless you believe you live more than merely once, it should be given considerable thought and deliberation. After all, for the adventure and itinerant photographer, it’s more than a petty inconvenience that we have many more desires than time.

We at Epic Destinations, the leader in inspirational photo tours and workshops across the globe, have compiled ten of our favorites places around the world that we believe you should see and photograph in this lifetime, with full color images and a few words as to why they are must see destinations. There are many more than ten, obviously, but we feel this 2014 edition is a good start. Just click the "free download" button to the right to start your journey today!

For a full listing of inspirational photo tours for creative photographers, please visit the Epic Destinations website. In addition, below is the full list of tours and workshops Richard is currently offering.

2015 Workshops and Instructional Tours

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Moab, Utah
November 12 - 15, 2015 Sold Out

Join acclaimed nature and travel photographer, Richard Bernabe for four days of exciting landscape and night photography in the spectacular red rock country in and around Moab, Utah. If you have ever wanted to learn night photography, this will be one of the best opportunity in one of the most stunning locations to make nighttime images.

2016 Workshops and Instructional Tours

Wild Galapagos Photo Tour with Epic Destinations
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
January 6 - 15, 2016

Time and relative isolation has allowed nature to spawn species of birds, reptiles, and mammals that exist no other place on Earth. Galapagos giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, and marine iguanas are just a few of the unique species found only in the Galapagos. Combine these unique wildlife encounters with looming volcanoes on the horizon, black lava rock beaches, and tropical turquoise seawater, and you will begin to get the picture of just how special this place really is. Join us to create your own vision of this tropical paradise often referred to as a "living museum." Read More...

Iceland Winter with Epic Destinations
Aurora Borealis, Ice Caves, and Winter Landscapes
February 21 - March 1, 2016

Explore your vision with Iceland’s magical winter light. Winter is a special time in Iceland for photographers. On most cloudless nights, the aurora borealis lights up the winter sky as it dances and twists from one horizon to the other. Even during the day, the low-hanging winter sun casts long shadows and bathes the snowy landscape in beautiful warm light. Come join us on this winter photo adventure of a lifetime! Read More...

South Carolina Lowcountry
Charleston, South Carolina
March 18 - 20, 2016

Explore the South Carolina wild beaches, maritime forests, live oak groves, and old plantations during the azalea bloom - with Richard Bernabe! Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, this particular tour is very popular and tends to fill up very early each year so don't wait too long to register. Read More...

Ultimate Patagonia with Epic Destinations
Argentina and Chile
April 3 - 14 and April 17 - 28, 2016 Both Sold Out

The beating heart of Patagonia, Los Glaciares National Park—the famous Fitz Roy area—is one of our primary destinations for this photo adventure of a lifetime. Few people know this area as well as we do, and we promise to bring you to the best locations, with the best light that is offered to us during our trip. You'll come away with images you've always dreamed of making! Read More...

Ancient Morocco with Epic Destinations
Ancient Cities, Desert Landscapes, Exotic Culture
May 14 - 26, 2016

Explore the past through your camera lens! Morocco is a land of contradictions, a collision between the slow slumber of ancient civilizations and the vibrant fervor of modernity. The colors, textures, and tones of Morocco weave a rich tapestry of life, beckoning for exploration, their truth laid bare to the world through the revealing eye of the camera lens, even though their mysteries remain. Read More...


Tanzania and Rwanda with Epic Destinations
The Ultimate African Wildlife Photography Experience
September 12 - 21, 2016

Close encounters with Africa's most amazing wildlife species—including the critically endangered mountain gorilla! Africa is an amazing place, and for this tour we've picked two of the most amazing wildlife experiences on the planet: trekking with the critically endangered mountain gorilla and the bi-annual East Africa wildebeest migration. There's also lions, elephants, hippos, leopards, zebras, cheetahs, and much, much more! Read More...


Italy's Tuscany and Cinque Terre with Epic Destinations
Stunning Italian Scenery and Culture
October 5 - 15, 2016

Details of this new, exciting workshop with Richard Bernabe is coming soon. Stay tuned.




Autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains
Townsend, Tennessee
October 23 - 26 and 27 - 30, 2016

2016 will be Richard's 17th year leading nature photography students into his all-time favorite National Park in the spendor of the most colorful season: The Great Smoky Mountains in autumn! Come experience one of the best fall color displays in the United States, with waterfalls, mountain rivers, and streams adorned with brilliant fall foliage. Autumn is also the best season for those magical Smokies sunrises and sunsets too.

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