“Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry”. – Richard P. Feynman This week’s photo challenge is to put together a collage of photos focusing on the different lines and patterns we see around us. I love taking pictures and try to experiment as often as I can while I’m traveling or at home on a photo walk here in Minneapolis.
I just finished reading Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” a dark, raw and fiercely humorous book on how one woman finds herself during a three-month long trek through the wild Pacific Crest Trail. The book is powerful, emotional, honest and inspiring, and Strayed uses her brilliant memoir to take a hard look at self-discovery, heeling and change. Of course when times are tough, we can’t always pick up our bags and leave town. Yet, I […]
Categories: Adventure Travel, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Iceland, Nepal, Travel and Product Reviews, Trekking/Hiking • Tags: annapurna trek, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Hiking, Iceland, Los Glaciares National Park, Nepal, Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Travel, trekking
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
Categories: Culture Posts, France, Guatemala, Photography, Travel by Country, Weekly Photo Challenge • Tags: Antigua, France, Guatemala, patterns, postaday, Provence, rooftops, thirdeyemom, Weekly Photo Challenge
“It is impossible to live without failing at something – unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default”. – J.K. Rowling This week has been a bit hairy so I thought I’d post some of my favorite photos of mountains I’ve hiked as they always calm my soul. Photos above from France, Nepal and Guatemala. This fall, I will be adding Bolivia to my list […]
This week’s travel theme from Ailsa of Where’s my Backpack happens to be the color green in honor of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day. I know I’m rather obsessed with Guatemala and have used my photos for many posts now, two of which have been Freshly Pressed (The Color of Guatemala and The Green of Guatemala). However, since Spring is so far off from a reality here in Minnesota I had to dig back through my archives and pull up […]
“Women hold up half the sky” – Chinese proverb Exactly a year ago today I was in Xela, Guatemala on a week long volunteer and spanish immersion trip when I heard the noise off in the distance. It sounded like a parade. I asked my teacher Lilian if she knew what on earth was going on and she replied with a smile, “It’s International Women’s Day!” and asked if I’d like to go see the festivities. I had never heard […]
Categories: ADVOCACY AND SOCIAL GOOD, Advocacy Topics & Issues, Guatemala, Travel by Country, Women and Girls • Tags: Advocacy, Antigua, CULTURE, Guatemala, HUMAN RIGHTS, international women's day 2013, life. social good, thirdeyemom, Travel, Women, Women's Rights, Xela
One of my all time favorite cities in the world is Antigua, Guatemala. I could spend days walking its picturesque cobblestone streets colored in rainbow hues and loaded with history. Every building has a story to tell which can be found by looking into the details of the layers of paint and crumbled buildings sprouting with plants. Follow me along and look carefully at the details of a street in lovely Antigua….
Categories: Culture Posts, Guatemala, Photography, Travel by Country, Weekly Photo Challenge • Tags: Antigua, Architecture, CULTURE, guatemela, lost in details, Photography, postaday, thirdeyemom, Travel, Weekly Photo Challenge
“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 […]
Categories: ADVOCACY AND SOCIAL GOOD, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Morocco, Travel by Country, Volunteering Abroad • Tags: a broader view, Costa Rica, Cross-Cultural Solutions, CULTURE, global volunteer, Guatemala, Honduras, Morocco, thirdeyemom, Travel, Volunteering
“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” -Pedro Calderon de la Barca It is hard to visit Guatemala and not become completely entranced by her greenery. The color green can be found in every place you look- from the verdant terraced farmlands, to the lush fertile peaks of the volcanoes. After a long, cold colorless winter arriving in Green Guatemala almost hurts your eyes and reminds me of the constant rebirth and […]
Categories: Culture Posts, Guatemala, Photography, Travel by Country, Weekly Photo Challenge • Tags: CULTURE, green, Guatemala, Inspiration, Nature, Photography, postaday, thirdeyemom, Travel, Weekly Photo Challenge, Xela