Note: This is part one of a three part series on Tucson’s barrios. I have been visiting Tucson, Arizona for over 20 years and have always adored her gorgeous desert landscape, rugged mountains, and lovely southwestern charm. It is no wonder that Tucson is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts who come to play golf, bike, hike, and explore nature. The sun shines down across the city for over 350 days a year making Tucson a gorgeous place to visit especially […]
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.” – Helen Keller To me, light means hope and optimism. Positive energy that surrounds our soul and lifts our spirits. There is no other activist, writer and lecturer who has inspired me more when it comes to seeing the light than Helen Keller (1880-1968). As a blind woman whose eyes only saw darkness, the light from her strength, courage and soul out shown her blindness and enabled her […]
Categories: Admirable Women, Arizona, Blogging, CULTURE, Nature, Photography, Travel by Country, Tucson, United States, Weekly Photo Challenge • Tags: Arizona, CULTURE, desert, Inspiration, Nature, Photography, postaday, thirdeyemom, Travel, Tucson
Last May I had the honor of traveling to India for the second time within a three year time span and was delighted by the unexpected views from the street. Anyone who has ever been to India knows what I am saying when I attest there is no place quite like it on earth. A massive sea of humanity lies within its many cities and streets for those who are willing to unravel it and take it all in, of […]
Categories: Blogging, CULTURE, India Social Good trip, Photography, Social Good Events and Trips, Social Good Moms in India, Weekly Photo Challenge • Tags: CULTURE, Delhi, India, Photography, postaday, street photography, thirdeyemom, Travel
Perhaps one of the most spectacular marvels of Mother Nature I’ve ever witnessed is the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, Argentina. Spanning an area of 250 square kilometers/97 square miles and 30 km/19 miles in length, the sheer magnitude of this massive piece of layered ice is incomprehensible. Ice trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier was one of my highlights to a trip to Southern Patagonia in 2009. Take a peak for yourself and see the immense beauty and power of Argentina’s premier […]
Categories: Argentina, Blogging, CULTURE, Perito Moreno Glacier, Photography, Travel by Country, Weekly Photo Challenge • Tags: Argentina, CULTURE, Patagonia, Perito Moreno Glacier, Photography, postaday, thirdeyemom, Travel
Today is my son Max’s ninth birthday. I can hardly believe how quickly the time has gone by. Exactly two years and four days later on November 15, 2006 I had my second child, Sophia. Becoming a mother has been the most amazing thing I have ever done and ever will do. I am amazed by how much love and compassion a mother can have for her children and am truly, utterly blessed by their love and presence in my […]
I am a fighter. I am strong. I have the courage and strength to climb many mountains beyond. All photos taken along the Annapurna Trek in Nepal. November 2010.
As much as I loved visiting China two year ago, there is one thing about China that still drove me mad. The horrifying, dense layer of suffocating pollution that cripples most of the major Chinese cities. China continues to have a major problem with pollution and not only does it look horrible it is bad for its people. Per a recent report in the New York Times, “Outdoor air pollution contributed to 1.2 million premature deaths in China in 2010, nearly 40 percent of the […]
Categories: Beijing, Blogging, China, CULTURE, Photography, The Great Wall, TRAVEL, Travel by Country, Weekly Photo Challenge • Tags: Beijing, China, CULTURE, Great Wall, Photography, postaday, thirdeyemom, Travel
In honor of our fading fall colors and Halloween, I thought I’d put together a post honoring all the beautiful orange colors I’ve seen around the world. Often I’m tempted to take pictures of blue and green hues as I love capturing landscapes. But what about orange? Orange can be quite a lovely, warm color and can also be sometimes found in the most unexpected places. Here is a look at some of the fabulous orange hues I’ve seen through […]
“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been”. - Diane Arbus Among one of the most unearthly beautiful places in the world lies the dramatic, stark landscape of Iceland. Known as “the land of fire and ice”, Iceland has by far been one of the most spectacular places I have ever experienced. For you don’t simply visit Iceland; you experience it.
One of the highlights of my recent trip to Virginia was a visit to the National Geographic headquarters and museum in Washington DC. I have adored National Geographic since I was a child and used to page through the yellow-bordered issues with ravish and delight, dreaming about faraway places, cultures, people and animals. National Geographic was my lifeline into the magic of the world and continues to be so even today. As a National Geographic Kids Insider (a brand Ambassador […]
Categories: Art and Artists, CULTURE, National Geographic, Partnerships/Brand Ambassador, Photographers, Photography • Tags: CULTURE, exhibit, National Geographic, photographers, Photography, thirdeyemom, Women of Vision