Here you can find links to some of my favorite photo essays that I’ve published on my site.

Australia

Sunset Over Perth’s Cottesloe Beach

One of my favorite sunsets to date took place at a nearly deserted Cottesloe Beach, near Perth in Western Austrlia, on a winter evening.

Bulgaria

This is Bulgaria?!?

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!

Rila Monastery, In Photos

Detailed photos from an amazing monastery in the Bulgarian mountains.

Cambodia

Temples Galore at Angkor

Photos from 4 of the ancient temples of Angkor.

Canada

The Prettiest Place You’ve Never Heard Of

You want pretty? Go to Cape Breton Island and drive out to Margaree Harbour.

Peggys Cove in Photos

This little village in Nova Scotia is perhaps one of the cutest places ever. It’s also awesome to photograph.

The Canadian Tulip Festival

A colorful collection of the thousands of tulips that decorate Ottawa each spring.

China

How to Climb the Great Wall

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.

England

London in the Sunshine

A handful of shots from what might be my favorite city in the world – in the sun, no less!

Greece

My Big Fat Greek Islands Photo Essay

A collection of photos from 5 different Greek islands.

Guatemala

A Fleeting Glimpse of Flores

It wasn’t difficult to fall in love with this tiny, colorful island town.

Hungary

Budapest, You Are Beautiful

Hungary’s capital really surprised me — it’s a gorgeous city! See why I thought so here.

Iceland

Around Reykjavik

Get a feel for Iceland’s colorful and compact capital city in this walking tour through photos.

New Zealand

Postcards From New Zealand

Some of my favorite photos from Aotearoa, in postcard form.

My 5 Favorite Views in New Zealand

New Zealand has no shortage of beautiful scenery. Here are five of my favorite views around the country.

Riding the Rails in NZ — The TranzAlpine

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.

Cuba Street, Wellington

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.

Canterbury, New Zealand – Stunned, But Still Stunning

The NZ earthquake may have ruined Christchurch, but the rest of Canterbury is still pretty stunning, and worth a visit.

A Colorful Kapiti Sunset

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!

NZ Drives: Southern Scenic Route

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.

Castlepoint, NZ

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.

New Zealand Cities, Part 1: Auckland in Photos

Take a quick photo tour with me through Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.

New Zealand Cities, Part 2: Wellington in Photos

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!

New Zealand Cities, Part 3: Queenstown in Photos

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.

Poland

Krakow in Photos

Photo from the most popular tourist destination in Poland.

Romania

Village Scenes: Life in Rural Romania

The Romanian countryside is seriously beautiful. Here, I’ll share some of my favorits snapshots of village life with you.

Scotland

In Photos: The Isle of Skye

By far my favorite part of Scotland.

The U.S.

Photos from Yosemite National Park

If you want to be wowed by nature, go to Yosemite. Or, just check out some of my best photos from there.

New York City: All in the Details

Forget the major tourist sites — it’s the details that make NYC so special to me.

Snapshots from Washington, D.C.

Highlights from my nation’s capital.

In Photos: Bonaventure Cemetery

Big detailed photos from an old historic cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.

The Best of Oahu, Hawaii in Photos

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.

10 Beautiful Hawaiian Beaches — Oahu

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.

Apalachicola, Florida

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.

A Photo Tour of Pearl Harbor

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.

Sunset at Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach

I love sunsets. And I loved Hawaii. And, most of all, I loved sunsets like this one in Hawaii!

A Day in Yellow Springs — Ohio’s Hippie Enclave

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!

Welcome Signs Across America

Some of the best “Welcome” signs my sister and I could find on our American road trip.

Cliffdwellers, Arizona

Photos from a funky stop in between Page, Arizona, and the Grand Canyon.

Utah: America’s Most Beautiful State?

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!

A Fall Photo Tour of Chicago

Thinking of visiting Chicago in the fall? Here’s a taste of what you can expect to see.

Wild Alaska

Alaska is both wild and gorgeous. It really does seem like “the last frontier.”

Celebrating America’s National Parks

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.

An Ode to San Francisco Street Art

San Francisco has some seriously amazing street art — from WPA murals in Coit Tower to artistic alleyways in the Mission.

San Francisco Chinatown

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.

Turkey

Istanbul in Photos

The East and West really do collide in Istanbul. Check out my favorite parts in this photo post.

 Glass Lanterns in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

These intricate, colorful lamps were my favorite things in Istanbul’s huge covered market.

In Photos: Hagia Sofia

Photos from inside one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen.

Misc.

Postcards from Eastern Europe

Postcard-style shots from Hugary, Romania, and Bulgaria.

Cemeteries Around the World

Photos from some of the most interesting cemeteries I’ve visited around the world.

The Year (2011) in Travel: 12 Photos From 12 Months

12 photos from my 2011 travel adventures, from Hawaii to New Zealand and several other places in between.

In Photos: A look Back at My Travels in 2012

Some of my best shots from my adventures around the globe in 2012.

Travel Photos: My 7 Super Shots

A meme containing 7 of my best photos.

A Colorful World: My Capture the Colour Entry

5 colorful photos from around the world.

Lots of Lighthouses

A collection of lighthouses from both New England and the Canadian Maritimes.

My Love Affair With Clouds

Fluffy, brooding, white, grey — I love them all!

The World in Bloom

Blooming flowers from around the globe.

Views From the Water

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!).

I really love taking photos when I travel, and I’m sure you do, too. After I get home, though, the fun continues as I try to come up with creative ways to showcase said photos. I have canvas prints, customized coasters, and even pillows printed with my travel photos. Another way you can showcase and share you photos is to turn them into postcards! You can get postcards by PrintPlace.com and then send them to friends and family members.

 

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