Friday, April 25th, 2014

Trees Around the World

With this week’s #FriFotos theme of trees, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share some of my favorite tree photos. It didn’t occur to me until I started that I’ve visited quite a few near-treeless places in the past year! Iceland is mostly treeless, as are the Faroe Islands and parts of [...]

Peaks Around the World

This week’s #Frifotos theme is “peaks” — and I had quite a few from which to choose! I love mountains.  I was never really much of a mountain girl until I started traveling — then I fell in love with them.  They give me a level of peace that I’ve struggled to find elsewhere in [...]

All That Is White

With the theme of this week’s #FriFotos being “white,” I had quite a bit to choose from — but I didn’t want to include snow, or daisies, or any more beautiful shots of White Sands National Monument in New Mexico (I use those far too often).  A different kind of white was what I wanted [...]

Windows Around the World

Today is a special day for me — it’s my second I-quit-my-jobaversary!  I can’t believe it’s been two years since I walked out of my office, never to return.  I can’t believe I’ve been living off my blog for this long. There’s a lot to process, which I will be doing later.  Between the amazingness [...]

Bridges of the World

Greetings from Porto, Portugal!  Actually, I’m writing this in Chester, England, but I prepared a few posts ahead of time in advance of TBU.  Believe me when I say that there’s no time for blogging at conferences. This week, the #FriFotos theme is “bridges” — another excellent and diverse theme.  I had fun going through [...]

Beautiful Cloudy Skies Around the World

It’s been a while since I did a #Frifotos-themed post, but I think it’s time to jump back into the habit.  This week’s theme?  CLOUDS!  I love clouds and I love photographing them around the world, especially with the Pro HDR app on my iPhone. This afternoon before my shipwreck in Indonesia, on an island [...]

Looking for Peace in Holy Places

This week’s #FriFotos theme is HOLY PLACES.  From churches and mosques to temples of all kinds, from enormous feats of engineering to tiny countertops in people’s homes, holy places are some of the most impressive places I’ve seen around the world. Here is a selection of some interesting and beautiful holy places I’ve seen around [...]

My Personal Paradise: Thailand’s Andaman Coast

This week’s #FriFotos theme is PARADISE.  I’ve been fortunate to see hundreds of beautiful places around the world — but no place exemplifies “paradise” to me better than Thailand’s Andaman Coast. Here are all the things that make the Andaman Coast my personal paradise: The views, and the hidden beaches — like this one in Koh [...]

Sexy Pools Around the World

This week, the #FriFotos theme is pool.  It immediately made me think of the wonderful hotels around the world that really put the effort into building cool pools.  And then there are the CLUBS that put the effort into building cool pools… Here are some of my favorite pools around the world: At the Kempinski [...]

My Favorite Natural Wonders Around the World

This week, the #FriFotos theme is “Earth Day.”  After thinking for a bit, I decided that the best way to exemplify this theme would be to show photos of my favorite natural wonders around the world. I hope that the coming generations continue to keep these wonderful places protected. Wadi Rum, Jordan — this desert [...]