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  • Looking into the misty mountains | Southern Iceland

    Photo Inspiration: Winter in Southern Iceland

    Leave it to me to think it’s a good idea to visit Iceland in the winter. Honestly though, it really was a good idea. Empty roads, lower prices, misty eerie landscapes. Like…

  • Sunset at the Chinese fishing nets | Fort Cochin, India

    Photo Essay: Kerala, India

      It’s been a decent amount of time since my short trip to Kerala, India, yet I remember each moment, each sweat bead, each flavor, and each sound so vividly. I could…

  • White sand | Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

    Beach Getaway: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

    I know this sounds a little crazy, but going to the beach was not on my list of priorities on my trip to Sri Lanka. In fact, at first I had planned…

  • Ganesh |Sri Muthumariamman temple, Matale, Sri Lanka

    Notable Photos: The Colors of Matale

    The roadside town of Matale is often overlooked. Traffic zips through on it’s way to and from Kandy. On the surface, there is little to see but the bustle of daily Sri…

  • Cruzan Rum signage in Cruz Bay | St John, USVI

    Scenes from my Favorite Caribbean Island: St John

    St John in the US Virgin Islands has quickly become my favorite Caribbean island and one of my favorite vacation destinations. It’s an island full of colors, tropical flowers, beautiful sunsets, impossibly…

  • Canoeing home in the Backwaters | Kerala, India

    Photo Inspiration: Backwaters of Kerala

    I found this peaceful scene in the Backwaters of Kerala, India For someone like me who has not yet ventured into the chaos of northern India, exploring the bayou/everglades-like backwaters of Kerala…

  • Pensive elephant at Minneriya National Park | Sri Lanka

    Photo Inspiration: Sri Lankan Elephants

    Sri Lanka has always enchanted me from afar.  Between its lush tropical greenery, its strong Buddhist history, and its spicy colorful culture, there are so many reasons why traveling here was a…

  • Autumn leaves and a bicycle in Trastevere | Rome, Italybicycle-autumn-leaves-tratevere-rome-italy

    Scenes from Trastevere, Rome

    I loved Rome. It’s that simple. Between Trastevere, the market and the sights and the food, I fell hard for this intoxicating city. The walls of every building are filled with stories.…

  • Golden sign in Chinese characters at Wuhou Temple | Chengdu, China

    Travel Flashback: Wuhou Temple, China

    Visiting Chengdu, China was a highlight from my Round the World trip. (This is The Trip) Yes, I am somewhat panda-obsessed and yes, Chengdu is the home of the Chengdu Research Base…

  • Neon lights | Miami, Florida-featured

    Photo Inspiration: Miami Beach, Florida

    I think the neon art deco lights of Miami are cool. Even after years and years of visiting Miami, I still look at these historic hotels lit up in blues and greens…

  • Golden hour fortress walls | Essaouira, Morocco

    Photo Inspiration: Essaouira, Morocco

    The seaside city of Essaouira is a complete departure from the constant hum of Marrakech. Wandering the medina can be lonely at times.  The soundtrack of the square is simply the crash…

  • Motorbike parking in the medina | Marrakech, Morocco

    Scenes from Marrakech

    If you only see one place in Morocco, make it Marrakech. Between the history, the colors, and the style, it is exactly what you’d hope for in a Moroccan experience. The chaos…

  • Ominous clouds over Mitre Peak | Milford Sound, New Zealand

    Photo Inspiration: The Milford Sound

    The Milford Sound is an easy place to visit after completing the Routeburn Track. The Routeburn Track is one of New Zealand’s most famous tramps and leads lucky hikers through both Mt.…

  • Surf class along the Great Ocean Road | Victoria, Australia

    Photo Inspiration: Surfing on the Great Ocean Road

    Stopping at the small towns along the Great Ocean Road was one of my favorite parts of the ride. Between the charming storefronts, lighthouses, and beautiful coastline, there was so much to…

  • Perfect espresso near the Ponte Sisto | Rome, Italy

    Photo Inspiration: Roman Coffee Break

    One of the things I love most about Rome is how the enjoyment of food and drink is so central to life. Yes, the food itself is a keystone in Italian and…

  • Alleyway | Penang, Malaysia | Jenny Adams

    Snapshots of Penang

    I have always wanted to visit Penang. I think I first felt the wanderlust for this city about 20 years ago when my grandmother held one of her birthday parties at a…

  • Ffrozen Cayuga Lake | Ithaca, New York

    Photo Inspiration: Winter over Lake Cayuga

    This winter is relentless. Between early snowstorms in December and multiple polar vortexes, (is that the plural of vortex? or is it vortices? vortexi?!?) the northeast has been one enormous commercial grade…

  • Black and white windward coast | Aruba

    Scenes from Windward Aruba

    As I mentioned before, Aruba has a bit of a split personality. Like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or a Two Face from Batman. On one hand, you have calm tropical…

  • Peek over Banff from the top of the gondola | Alberta, Canada

    Photo Inspiration: Banff, Canada

    This summer was my first trip to the Canadian Rockies. I grew up near the Sierra Nevadas, I’ve snowboarded in the US Rockies and the Andes. I’ve trekked through the Himalayas. But…

  • Turquoise Vespa against aging Roman walls in Trastevere | Rome, Italy

    2013 In Photos

    Happy New Year you guys! Instead of recapping my year in travel, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from 2013 (some have been featured here, some haven’t yet had…

  • Beach at the Aruba Marriott - paddleboards on Palm Beach

    Photo Inspiration: Aruba’s Split Personality

    The white sand of Palm Beach on the island of Aruba is the quintessential Caribbean. Warm breezes, gentle surf, bright blue sky, and turquoise water: these were exactly what I had expected…

  • Dyed threads drying | Bhaktapur, Nepal

    Photo Inspiration: Colors of Nepal

    Nepal was one of the most challenging yet amazing countries I’ve ever visited. It taught me a lot of hard lessons about travel, about poverty, and about my own situation in life.…

  • Little Tree Orchard cider sign | Ithaca, New York

    Photo Inspiration: Autumn in Ithaca

    One of the things I love most about living on the east coast is being surrounded in beautiful fiery-toned leaves come October. I am always so sad about the end of summer…

  • Central Granada | Nicaragua

    Notable Photos: An Afternoon in Granada

    A trip to Nicaragua must always include Granada. Not only is it one of Nicaragua’s most picturesque and well known colonial cities, but it’s also nice and close to San Juan del…

  • Capture the Color 2013: Red | Hibiscus, Ometepe Nicaragua

    Capture the Colour Contest

    Every year, it seems like I miss the boat on Travel Supermarket’s Capture the Colour Photo blogging contest. I always admire other travel photographers’ submissions of their most colorful travel shots, but…

  • Concepcion view at Finca del Sol | Ometepe, Nicaragua

    Scenes from Ometepe

    Ometepe blew me away. I went into our short time on the island with no idea what to expect and came out of it with a whole lotta love. I could go…

  • Camels and Rocks | Cappadocia, Turkey

    Photo Inspiration: Camels in Cappadocia

    It’s been almost one year since we returned from Turkey and I’m still missing it. I felt something amazing during our time in Istanbul, and I fell in love with the whimsical…

  • Far end of Lake Louise | Banff, Canada

    Banff is Beautiful!

    Though I’m still slowly writing through my amazing experiences in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Quebec, I just had to post some photos from this last weekend’s amazing trip to Banff National Park in…

  • Pensive monkey in the forest | Ubud, Bali Indonesia

    Photo Inspiration: Ubud Monkey Forest

    THIS place is why I am now afraid of monkeys. The monkeys here have been trained through repetition to know that humans will feed them if they gather in one particular place…

  • Goat cheese salad | L'Express, Montreal, Canada

    Photo Inspiration: L’Express of Montreal

    This weekend, we headed up to Quebec for a little dose of Montreal and a little dose of mountain. With only a short 20 hours to explore the city before making our…