Our first full day in Paris was spent walking. I find walking to be the best way of exploring a city old or new. I had spent six months living in Paris over twenty years ago and have been fortunate to have been back several times since then. It is a city I know and love yet there is always something new to discover and surprise. Perhaps that is why I find Paris to be one of the most magnificent, […]
This week’s photo challenge happens to be a favorite of mine: Pattern. I adore the patterns of the brilliant rusty orange-colored tiled rooftop found in homes throughout the world. Two places in particular have my favorite styles: Southern France and Antigua, Guatemala. Here is a sample of some of the dynamic patterned rooftops I’ve captured throughout my travels. Antigua, Guatemala
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“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for either the first or last time. Then your life on earth will be filled with glory”. -Betty Smith Before heading to France, I purchased an olloclip three-in-one lens for my beloved iPhone. As an avid Instagram follower, I began to notice all the incredibly cool travel shots with funky angles. I asked a fellow Instagrammer and blogger, 2Summers, who told me about the olloclip. The olloclip is a quick-connect lens solution […]
This week’s photo challenge is to capture a photo or set of photos which are taken from above an object. Just coming back from France, I could hardly resist these photos I took looking over some of the beautiful, delightful things I saw in the world of haute cuisine and fresh produce stands. Beware….these photos are certain to make you hungry!
In Paris, so many incredible things can be found when you simply lift your head and look up. Here are some of my favorites. This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Up. To see more entries to this challenge, click here.
This week’s travel theme by Where’s My Backpack is benches. The beauty of a bench is something sometimes easily missed. Yet for me, as I live in Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes and many beautiful parks, there are benches everywhere.
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Perhaps one of the most stunning things about traveling is the vivid hues of colors you find, oftentimes in the most unexpected places. From the aquamarine blues of the inside of a glacier in Iceland to the rainbow colors of the Buddhist prayer flags in Nepal, there is always a surprise of color awaiting the curious eye. In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge “Colors”, I carefully selected some of my most favorite finds from my travels. Hope you enjoy […]
“We have always been dreamers in Montana”. – Brian Schweitzer Day three skiing at Big Sky meant it was time to pick it up a notch and hit the bowls. There is nothing more liberating and invigorating than physically challenging your body. It was time to hit the blacks. We traveled with another family to Montana and my friend and I rode the gondola up to the top to hit the back bowls. It was another sensational, postcard perfect day. […]
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“I’m in love with Montana. For other States I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it”. – John Steinbeck I have always loved mountains for as long as I can remember. Starting at the mere age of three, I begin skiing with my parents which over the years blossomed into a life long love of downhill skiing. Today, decades later I’m in my parents […]
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