Trace Thomas

Age: 34

Hometown: Lubbock, Texas

Everyone is a photographer. What can set you apart is patience, preparation, and sometimes a little bit of luck.

Q: What has been your favorite vacation? Why? 

A: I once went and traveled around Europe alone for 12 days. Went to Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. That was a pretty amazing experience and the first time I have ever done a trip like that alone. 

Q: Favorite road trip? 

A: One of my best friends and I drove from Oklahoma City to San Diego, stopping at every park we could on the. We went to Santa Fe, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Zion National Park, Joshua Tree, Yuma, and the Grand Canyon.

Q: What outdoor activities do you enjoy the most? 

A: I love photographing landscapes, so posting up somewhere to get a great shot or chasing light is my favorite thing to do outdoors. I also love hiking. I am not into any crazy trails, but a good hike feels great.

Q: Dream trip? 

A: I would really love to go to Costa Rica. The black sand beaches and sloth sanctuary are both things I really want to go check out. 

Q:  What are 3 must-haves for a camping trip?

A:  A good chair, a warm fire, and a tent with a rain cover set up properly.

Q: What point in your life inspired a love of the outdoors? 

A: As a kid my uncle would take my brother and me camping and fishing when we were kids. 

Q: Guilty pleasure?

A: I love the reality tv show called The Challenge. It is great “bad” tv. 

Q: What are you secretly good at?

A: I am surprisingly good at foosball. 

Q: Peanut butter. Crunchy or smooth?

A: Smooth all the way.   

Q: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

A: I am not a fan of durian. I cant hangle the texture or smell.