Colors of the Sahara Desert: A Travel Photography Exposé

Classic image of the camels with the colors of the Sahara in the background

The colors of the Sahara are more dramatic than we expected. The array of golden-orange that paints the sand dunes is both impressive and ever changing. We visited Morocco several years ago as the last stop on our around the world adventures. Here are some of the photo highlights from the Sahara desert: Interesting Information The […]

Which is the Best Season for North Island Waterfalls?

Whangarei Falls during the Winter in Whangarei New Zealand

There are four stunning North Island waterfalls that we recently took our AFS students to see. It was winter in New Zealand, but we got lucky and had mostly sunny days.  Our prior visit up north was in the summer before our youngest daughter left on her AFS exchange to Argentina. The winter rains made quite […]

Four Stunning Waterfalls: Auckland to KeriKeri, New Zealand

Waterfalls on the North Island of New Zealand

Driving north from Auckland, it took only minor detours to see incredible waterfalls. It didn’t take long to remind us that New Zealand landscape is some of the most vibrant and dramatic in the world. It’s not just the South Island that one must visit for the natural beauty one expects to see in New Zealand. We took our time as we headed to […]

Weekend Travel Inspiration: Backroads

WTI Wanaka Backroads

Driving along the backroads of Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island I stopped to capture the perfect moment. Later, looking at the photo it reminded me of a quote from Chinese author Ma Jian, “Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.” ~ Ma Jian Whether […]

Sarah’s Saturday Snapshots #11 – Sydney Photos

Sculpture By The Sea

A few years ago we travelled to Sydney, Australia for mum’s birthday, and I’ve decided today to just share a few of my Sydney photos from when we had ‘hopped the ditch’. It was a really fun weekend, and we got to see a lot of the famous sights, as well as the annual Sculpture By The Sea […]

Hiking to Fuipisia Falls – A Hidden Gem in Samoa

The rushing waterfall - Fuipisia Falls, Samoa

Fuipisia Falls is a hidden gem. It’s located on family land in Samoa. Not our family but rather a wonderful Samoan family who took us through the bush and across a creek to see the rushing waterfall in the rain. We spent last week in Samoa. Fuipisia Falls was one of the highlights of our day driving […]

Ruins of The Old Abbeys of England ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire, England

I don’t know why, but I am fascinated by the ruins of the old abbeys of England dotted along the countryside.  I couldn’t get enough, although I think the girls and hubby reached their limit.  Here are a few of my favorite shots: Have you seen the ruins of the old abbeys of England? Which […]

Juneau and Other Alaska Highlights ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Hiking Savage River Trail in Denali National Park, Alaska, USA

Two weeks is not enough time to spend in Alaska in the summer time, but that was all we had.  We traveled by train, car and boat. Juneau is the capital city of Alaska, and accessible from the air or sea. Here are some of my favorite shots from one of the most beautiful areas […]

A Scenic Train Ride From Denali to Anchorage

train from denali

I think the train from Denali to Anchorage is the best way to travel.  It may not be the cheapest way to get from the national park to Anchorage, but it is stunning. It’s part of the Alaska railway system. Around every bend was a new surprise.  Along the river banks we frequently saw animals […]

Hiking Savage River Trail in Denali National Park, Alaska

Savage River IMG_4384

As we sat excitedly on the bus approaching Savage River Trail, we expected to find a wildly cascading, rapidly running savage river. Instead we found a gently flowing stream, named after Tom Savage, in the foreground of some of the oldest rock formations on the North American continent, estimated to be 600 million to a […]