Here you can find links to some of my photo essays, which include some of my favorite pictures from specific places and events, along with some in-depth explanation, stories, and other travel goodies.
One of my favorite sunsets to date took place at a nearly deserted Cottesloe Beach, near Perth in Western Austrlia, on a winter evening.
The country of Bulgaria — from its mountains to its cities to its people — took me by surprise. See why I loved it so much here!
Detailed photos from an amazing monastery in the Bulgarian mountains.
Visit the capital city of British Columbia, and learn why the call it “The Garden City.” Check out Victoria’s vibrant harbor, as well as quirky Fisherman’s Wharf.
You want pretty? Go to Cape Breton Island and drive out to Margaree Harbour.
This little village in Nova Scotia is perhaps one of the cutest places ever. It’s also awesome to photograph.
Photos from watching the Northern Lights dance over Churchill, Manitoba.
Is climbing the Great Wall of China on your bucket list? My guess is that it is. Here are some tips (and lots of photos) to give you an idea of what climbing the Wall is really like.
A handful of shots from what might be my favorite city in the world.
It wasn’t difficult to fall in love with this tiny, colorful island town.
Hungary’s capital really surprised me — it’s a gorgeous city! See why I thought so here.
Get a feel for Iceland’s colorful and compact capital city in this walking tour through photos.
Discover one of the craziest, silliest New Zealand adventure sports: Zorbing! Essentially, you dive into what looks like a giant hamster ball, and then get pushed down a hill.
In the middle of a valley in New Zealand’s Southern Alps sits Mount Sunday — known to “Lord of the Rings” fans as Edoras. Trekking to this rocky outcrop is stunning, even if you have no idea who Frodo is.
As a “Lord of the Rings” fan in New Zealand, I was always on the lookout for off-the-beaten path destinations that were used in the filming of the trilogy. I stumbled upon the Putangirua Pinnacles, which doubled as the Dimholt Road on the way to the Paths of the Dead in the movies. It’s not difficult to understand why — this place is eerie, yet hauntingly mesmerizing.
The stunning, day-long drive from Dunedin to Invercargill along New Zealand’s Southern Scenic Route tops my list of NZ drives. With gorgeous coastal and rural views around every turn, this journey through the Catlins and Southland should definitely make your NZ list.
Hiking in New Zealand doesn’t have to take days, or be super difficult. Take, for example, this hike just outside of Wellington. Trek along the coast from Island Bay to Sinclair Head, where some stinky seals reside during the winter months.
Take a trip to Northland with me, visiting gorgeous sites like Paihia, the incorrectly-named 90 Mile Beach, Cape Reinga, and even some sand dunes!
Dig your own hottub at Hot Water Beach, hike down to Cathedral Cove, and take a water-based tour in Whitianga. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula — perhaps one of the country’s best-kept secrets!
Need a good reason to visit New Zealand? Here are a bunch, compiled from statements from a collection of fellow travelers.
New Zealand has no shortage of beautiful scenery. Here are five of my favorite views around the country.
The NZ earthquake may have ruined Christchurch, but the rest of Canterbury is still pretty stunning, and worth a visit.
A guest post photo essay focusing on the little former gold mining town of Arrowtown.
The TranzAlpine train journey between the South Island cities of Christchurch and Greymouth is supposed to be one of the best scenic train rides in the world. And you know what? I think I have to agree.
Are you sick of sunset posts from me yet? Well you should check this one out anyway, because it’s one of my favorites I’ve ever seen!
Check out this one-of-a-kind Maori church in New Zealand. From the outside, it looks pretty ordinary, but on the inside it is truly unique.
Cuba Street — an eclectic area filled with shops and cafes — is my absolute favorite place in Wellington. I used to spend hours on this street each week, just people-watching and being entertained by buskers.
Take a quick photo tour with me through Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.
Wellington is my favorite city in New Zealand, though not many people add the capital into their travel plans. Get to know it better through these photos to find out what they’re all missing!
Most people associate Queenstown with its beautiful landscape and crazy adventure sports. But it’s so much more than that! Get a taste of the town itself in this photo post.
Some of my favorite photos from Aotearoa, in postcard form.
A collection of blue-skied photos from what I consider to be one of New Zealand’s best-kept secrets: the wind-swept coastal location of Castlepoint.
The Romanian countryside is seriously beautiful. Here, I’ll share some of my favorits snapshots of village life with you.
By far my favorite part of Scotland.
Explore Seattle, Washington, through the senses. Check out the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, and more.
Check out one of the oldest and most famous farmer’s markets in the U.S.
Discover Juneau, Alaska, along with me.
See photos from my journey on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway in Skagway, Alaska, along with pictures of the charming town. Then pop over the border into gorgeous British Columbia.
Get a taste of “old Florida” in funky, charming Apalachicola, Florida. This quirky little town on the coast of the Florida Panhandle has enough character to surprise even those who think they know Florida like the back of their hand.
See some of the iconic sites from this Hawaii military base that now serves as a memorial for the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the U.S. into WWII on Dec. 7, 1941.
I love sunsets. And I loved Hawaii. And, most of all, I loved sunsets like this one in Hawaii!
Hawaii is definitely not lacking when it comes to beautiful beaches of all shapes, sizes and colors. Here are 10 of my favorite beaches that I had the chance to visit on the island of Oahu.
Experience the sights and sounds of Hawaii’s most famous beach.
I was surprised to find such an Asian influence in Hawaii. Visiting the Byodo-in Temple on the island of Oahu was just little getting a little taste of Japan.
Take a photo tour of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, “visiting” some of its most famous and scenic spots, from beautiful beaches to top attractions.
Photos from my day spent in Los Angeles, with a drive up the PCH, and visits to the Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach boardwalk.
Check out this collection of fireworks photos.
One of my favorite places in Ohio is Yellow Springs, the hippie-minded village in Southwest Ohio where the counterculture is still alive and well. Check out this colorful, quirky town through photos!
Some of the best “Welcome” signs my sister and I could find on our American road trip.
Photos from a funky stop in between Page, Arizona, and the Grand Canyon.
I feel like Utah often gets overlooked when people consider beautiful places to visit in America. But, after spending some time in this state, I feel like it may be one of the most naturally beautiful in the whole country!
In 2011, I enjoyed an Oktoberfest celebration at Navy Pier in Chicago, complete with schnitzel, beer, and plenty of festive music!
Thinking of visiting Chicago in the fall? Here’s a taste of what you can expect to see.
Alaska is both wild and gorgeous. It really does seem like “the last frontier.”
The U.S. has some really amazing national parks and monuments. Check out some of my favorites in this photo essay, in celebration of National Park Week 2012.
San Francisco has some seriously amazing street art — from WPA murals in Coit Tower to artistic alleyways in the Mission.
In May 2012, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge celebrated its 75th anniversary. Check out some of my favorite photos of this iconic U.S. landmark.
San Francisco is home to the largest Chinatown outside of China — pretty impressive, right? This just means that roaming this neighborhood really makes you feel like you’re in Asia instead of California.
If you want to be wowed by nature, go to Yosemite. Or, just check out some of my best photos from there.
Forget the major tourist sites — it’s the details that make NYC so special to me.
Highlights from my nation’s capital.
The East and West really do collide in Istanbul. Check out my favorite parts in this photo post.
These intricate, colorful lamps were my favorite things in Istanbul’s huge covered market.
Photos from inside one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen.
I’ve grown up around boats, and have always had a bit of a thing for large bodies of water and harbors filled with sails. Check out this collection of some of my favorite photos taken either on or of boats (or both!).
12 photos from my 2011 travel adventures, from Hawaii to New Zealand and several other places in between.
A meme containing 7 of my best photos.
A collection of lighthouses from both New England and the Canadian Maritimes.
5 colorful photos from around the world.
Fluffy, brooding, white, grey — I love them all!
Some of my best shots from my adventures around the globe in 2012.
Blooming flowers from around the globe.
Postcard-style shots from Hugary, Romania, and Bulgaria.