Sala Kaewku, the Buddhist Monuments Park, in Nong Khai, Thailand

Here is a short video (57 seconds) that I put together using footage from my DJI Mavic Pro drone when I visited Sala Kaewku park. The video is uploaded at 4K resolution, so make sure you have a good Internet connection and a quality screen to view it on! This park is an interesting attraction because it is historical, cultural, and entertaining. The large statues pillar over the manicured gardens, taking the shape of spirits, and other mythological creatures. Some monuments depict the Buddha in his fight against demons, and his interaction with legendary creatures like the Naga.

If you make it to the park, before you leave, make sure to grab a bag of fish food for about 10 THB and watch the feeding frenzy in one of the park’s fish ponds. You can also pay your respects in the main building, which is an active and functioning Buddhist temple. The temple is home to a sacred rock with the Buddha carved on it. Legend says that if you make a wish, then attempt to pickup the rock, whether or not your wish will come true will be determined by your ability to pick up the rock. It is said that even the strongest men have failed when their wishes were not meant to be!

Sala Kaewku is located in Nong Khai, Thailand. Here’s a link to Google Maps.

Ixtapa 2017 Vlog

Coming at ya with another travel vlog! This one is special to me because it brings me full circle back to my first vlog 2 years ago. In that vlog, I went on this Ixtapa trip and filmed the majority of the video using just my dinky cell phone camera. This time around, I’ve got a bit more experience under my belt and some much improved filming equipment!

This trip is a beach volleyball vacation organized by the folks at South of the Border Volleyball Vacations ( and they do a great job of it! We spend a full week at a resort in Ixtapa, Mexico with 200+ volleyball players from all over the United States. They also invite a number of American Volleyball Professionals (AVP) players to give exhibition matches, coach clinics, and play matches with us.

Last noteworthy thing about this vlog is that it’s my first one to feature footage from my new DJI Mavic Pro drone! I’m in love with the thing! It’s so small, and so advanced… it’s a wonderful addition to my filming capabilities and I can’t wait to use it more!