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 […]
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa Four years ago, I was finally at the point in my life in which I was able to set a new goal for myself. I made the decision that I would spend one week a year abroad as a global volunteer, giving back to a host community. After years of traveling around the world, I realized how incredibly fortunate I am to be able to see […]
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This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is: Beyond. I was inspired by the challenge’s subject of Morocco as it is a place that has many fascinating views of beyond especially from the perch of a traditional Riad. The topic also reminded me of perhaps one of the best books I’ve read in a long time “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo. The book is non-fiction and takes place in the slums of Mumbai beyond the airport. There is much beyond […]
“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up” - Bernard Meltzer Today is International Volunteer Day. However, in my book every day should be a day to volunteer. I am a strong advocate for giving back and believe strongly that everyone who is able should help others in need. Volunteering does not have to be complicated. In fact, there are little things you can do right in your own backyard to help […]
Ailsa’s weekly travel theme is a wondrous topic that everybody loves: Food. When we travel, experiencing the local cuisine is perhaps one of the highlights of any trip. When I travel, I like to try as many authentic local places as possible and experiment with different kinds of foods I wouldn’t normally eat or order at home. I find that eating like a local is the best way to taste your way through a new country and learn a bit […]
Ailsa over at Where’s my Backpack launched a new travel theme for the week in honor of World Ocean’s Day on June 8th. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ve probably guessed that I would much rather be hiking somewhere in the mountains rather than sitting aimlessly on a beach. That is not to say that I haven’t been to some amazing beaches in my life, in particular along the Greek Isles, Hawaii, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands […]
Ailsa over at Where’s My Backpack did it again with a tricky weekly photo challenge: Rhythm. I wasn’t sure if I was going to enter it this week as I’ve been busy with company in town and I thought I didn’t have any good photos for this challenge. Yet sometime at one of those half awake moments during the middle of the night I remembered that I do indeed have some photos that capture the true essence of rhythm. When I […]
A fellow WordPress Blogger, Ailsa over at “Where’s my backpack” did it again with this week’s travel theme of Street Markets. What a fantastic topic for who doesn’t love the vibrant colors and fragrances of a world market? Markets are amazing as they give you such a slice of culture. Whether it be the divine floral markets of Paris to the brilliant indigenous markets of Peru, a market always has a treasure to find. One of my favorite markets of […]
For this week’s official Weekly Photo Challenge, the subject is perhaps one of my favorites: Blue. I love the color blue. It is my favorite color. I thought I’d put a collection of all my favorite travel photos with the color blue below. I couldn’t figure out what one to feature so I chose them all. Here is what blue means to me. The sea Looking down from the island of Santorini, Greece. July 2000.
For this Week’s Photo Challenge, I already did a piece on together which represented me and my family. If you haven’t read it click here. However, I woke up this morning thinking of another form of together that has meant a lot to me throughout my travels. The together with the people I meet around the world. The togetherness and sharing of different cultures and friendships. Here are a few of my highlights. I have selected five pictures of together…..