Photo Series: Cruise Highlights From Around the World

Some may find it odd or unlikely that I enjoy cruises, but I really do. An ocean cruise was one of my first trips as a young adult and while my style of travel has changed since then, my love of the open water has not. In preparing this post though I shocked myself by just how…

Instagramming Wintry Alberta – Finding Beauty in the Cold

As always, when I get home after a trip one of the first things I do is to upload photos to my various accounts and to review what images may be on my phone. The best of those images, in my opinion, of course end up on Instagram – an important platform for me in terms of sharing the travel experience. I love the creative freedom that Instagram provides both in terms of imagery, but storytelling as…

Instagram Highlights: Colombia in 7 Photos

One of the first things I do after every trip is to look back through photos posted not only on Instagram, but those many iPhone pictures that I haven’t had time to post to Instagram quite yet. Downloading and editing photos from my Nikon takes a while, so this is a fun way I think to quickly get a sense of the …

My China Experience in 15 Photos

I knew that my first trip to mainland China would only scratch the most superficial of surfaces. China exists on a scale all of its own. The incredible size of the country along with everything there is to see and do conspire to make it impossible to explore it all on a…

My Nine Best Instagram Photos of 2016

This is a few weeks overdue, but I wanted to share those photos which seemed to be the most popular in 2016. I spend a lot of time, far too much to be honest, thinking about Instagram, deciding which images to share from my trips and so it’s always heartwarming to know that other people like them too. This isn’t a subjective list, these are the 9 photos which received the highest number of likes last year, but of course I love all the photos I decide to share. Tallinn, Estonia Prague Rothenburg, Germany Wales …

Thinking of Warmer Times: My Favorite Sunny Travel Photos

Although it’s been a fairly mild winter so far here on the East Coast of the US, it’s far from warm and as I get older, my ability to handle wintry weather is quickly diminishing. That’s why I’m sitting here, gazing wistfully out my window dreaming of warmer, sunnier climes and so I thought I’d put those…

2016 Edition: European Christmas Markets in 15 Photos

One of my favorite travel traditions is my annual trip to Europe to enjoy the continent’s Christmas markets. I always choose new places to explore, enjoying the destinations not only for the food and gluhwein, but for the culture and history I always discover along the way. This year I once again joined a Viking River Cruise as my way to get around the continent, starting in Paris and ending in Prague. Along the way I enjoyed many engaging and just plain fun cities and towns, all of them home to their own local Christmas markets. For…

15 Photos From Le Meridien Bora Bora That Prove It’s Paradise

I recently had the great pleasure to stay at what I now consider to be one of my favorite hotel/resorts in the world. I knew that Le Meridien Bora Bora would be an extraordinary experience, I just didn’t realize how special it would be until I spent a day luxuriating around the turquoise blue lagoon surrounding the hotel’s famous overwater bungalows. I will be writing a full review of my…

12 Of My Favorite Instagram Photos & Stories From 2016 (So Far)

Instagram is one of my favorite social media platforms and it’s one I always use when I travel. It enables me to share stories and images in a way I don’t do anywhere else, so today I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorites from 2016 so far. I’ve also included the narrative that accompanied each one…

Exploring the Inverness Region of Scotland: My Favorite Photos

Scotland and Inverness in particular hold a special place in my heart. It was where, at the tender age of 22, I first traveled solo and what ultimately stoked a lifelong obsession with travel in general and Scotland in particular. It’s hard for me to believe that it took me nearly 20 years to return, but as soon as I set foot in town I felt the connection return. More than just stroll around Inverness though I had the…

My 2016 Travels (So Far) in 14 Photos

The year is already more than half over, which is a little hard to believe if I’m being honest about it. It seems as if 2016 just started but before we know it, the holidays will be upon us. I’ve also had a very busy travel year so far, and an incredibly interesting one at that. So I thought I’d take a moment to slow …

Beauty of Safari in Tanzania in 17 Photos

A few months ago, I had the great pleasure to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Africa with luxury tour provider Abercrombie & Kent. My partner and I enjoyed a week touring many of Tanzania’s most famous parks and reserves, seeing more wildlife and amazing landscapes than we ever thought possible. It was one of those rare trips that wasn’t just nice, but transformational in its effects. It’s also an adventure that …

Photo Series: My Favorite Landmarks Around the World

While it’s all the rage to say as a traveler that you “go off the beaten path” or discover “hidden gems,” the truth is that many of us travel to see of those amazing and iconic landmarks found around the world. For whatever reason, they have captured our collective imaginations and are important for us to see when we travel. There’s nothing wrong with that, I’m a big proponent of being a corny tourist and so with …

Snapshots of Newfoundland in 8 Instagram Posts

Whenever I travel, I try to document as much of my experience in real time using social media, especially Instagram. While I was a late-adopter to the platform, today it’s my favorite way to share images and stories from the places I visit. That was certainly the case last week when I road tripped around beautiful Newfoundland, Canada. I also realize that not everyone follows me on Instagram, although you really should, so I thought today I’d…