Capture the Colour

I am always game for a new photo competition.  Capture the Colour was brought to my attention by a great blog known as Continental Breakfast.  I love the opportunity to acknowledge the work of other bloggers and share photos based on a theme. For this challenge, the blogger simply shares photos that he/she thinks represent…

Paris by Métro: Place Monge

Place Monge at a Glance Line=7 Arrondissement=5th Sights Within 1 Kilometer: North Arénes de Lutéce-130m Arab World Institute-800m Île Saint Louis-1km East Grande Mosque of Paris-300m Jardin des Plantes-700m Seine/Quais-900m South Place Monge Market-38m West Rue Mouffetard-230m Hemingway’s Home-270m Philippe Auguste Wall-450m Saint-Étienne-du-Mont-600m Panthéon-750m Sorbonne/Latin Quarter-1km Jardin de Luxembourg-1km Sight Details North Arénes de Lutéce:…

Travel Journey of the Week: New Orleans

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the United States.  It is so different than any other place across America.  The mixture of cultures in this region has created something that can only be found in the delta.  Have you been to New Orleans or have thoughts about New Orleans?  Here is how…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

I am really excited about the photo challenge this week.  My favorite kind of places are overwhelmingly colorful and bright.  Today’s post features all those photos that bring color to your life.

The Life of a Centerfold

I had to share this with my fans.  If you follow Rick Steves, you know that he has a tour book that comes out each year.  His marketing team asked me to share a blurb about my favorite moment on my trip.  That little piece is now featured in the center of his tour catalog. …

Calendar Art

If your traveling on a budget or trying to eliminate baggage weight, you might want to consider the versatility of a calendar as a souvenir.  Calendars typically don’t take up much space, and the right one can become inexpensive art. I found a calendar in the Cinque Terre that reflected the vibrancy and color of…

Paris by Métro: Charles de Gaulle – Étoile

Charles de Gaulle – Étoile at a Glance Lines: 1, 2, and 6 Arrondissement: 8th/17th Sights Within 1 Kilometer East Champs-Élysées-190m Thomas Jefferson Home-650m Ladurée-700m Parc Monceau-1km South Arc de Triomphe-0m Sight Details East Champs-Élysées: There aren’t as many places to visit near this métro stop, but the sights are quintessential Paris.  The Champs-Élysées is an…

Travel Journey of the Week: Ireland

I know the topic is extremely broad this week, but it fits my thoughts.  I am in need of a place that offers healing and kindness.  When I was there for a long layover this past summer after I found out my mom was on life support, I felt rejuvenated and ready to handle any…

Photo Books Now for Sale

I’m so excited that Zenfolio has updated themes and products.  Mpix is their primary printing company, and they print with amazing quality.  They are now featuring books as one of their products.  Can you imagine your empty coffee table filled with hand-selected photos that reflect your personal interests?  Or even better, imagine hiring me to…