Classic San Francisco Images

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge as seen from Marin County, looking across to the city of San Francisco California

I couldn’t spend time in my favorite city without snapping a few classic San Francisco images.  My favorite is still a few years old, shot on our last visit: More classic San Francisco Images: A few of the classic San Francisco images that I already blogged about:  I know we missed a few, like Lombard Street and […]

Skydeck Chicago: I Walked Out on the Ledge – Would You?

Skydeck Chicago Ledge, professional shot

That first step out onto the Skydeck Chicago Ledge is a bit unnerving. The glass juts out over four feet from the 103 floor of the highest observation deck in the United States. At 1,353 feet up it’s surreal to look straight down. Our adventure actually started out on the ground level of the Willis Tower. I was […]

Dining or Adventure: 5 Ways Up the Auckland Sky Tower

Leaping off the Sky Tower in Auckland New Zealand

Whether an adventure seeker, diner, photographer, tourist or Aucklander, the impressive views from the top of the Auckland Sky Tower are a must see in New Zealand’s largest city. Standing proud at 328 meters, it’s the tallest man made structure in the southern hemisphere. The 360 degree awe-inspiring views from any of the upper levels […]

Jumping off, Jumping on or Jumping In: Auckland #AtoZ

Step 2 Back flip off the pier

“New Zealand” conjures up lots of images, mostly of clean, green living, but often of adventure and fun. Today is about jumping, starting with these local boys as they flip off the dock in Killarney Park:   When my niece visited she loved jumping too, but the photos are all outside Auckland. First she jumped […]

Towers That Shape the Skyline of their City ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

Photos from a few of the interesting and record holding towers we have been lucky enough to visit: We visited these towers from 2012 to 2014.  We have been up to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the Eiffel Tower and the Auckland Sky Tower. The Washington Monument was closed or renovations.  You can see […]

Photo: Auckland Sky Tower at Night

Auckland Sky Tower at Night

The Auckland Sky Tower at night is often seen lit up in different colors. Sometimes to celebrate a specific holiday, other times as a memorial. Today it was red. I don’t know why. The Sky Tower is the tallest free standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as being the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand. […]

The Great AtoZ Theme Reveal – See What I Am Doing

Spain - Santiago De Compostela - 27 (1)

Drum Roll please . . . It’s time for the great AtoZ theme reveal: My 2014 A to Z Blogging theme: My Photos of AmaZing Places We love to travel and tip the scale now at 42 countries, so picking 26 AmaZing spots was a bit more challenging than you might imagine. You will have […]

Photos: A Visit Up the Eiffel Tower, Paris France

Eiffel Tower

Some cliches are wonderful. Waiting in endless queues, fighting the crowds, being pushed around a bit, yet our visit to the top of the Eiffel Tower actually seemed worthwhile. We were lucky, we had timed tickets purchased in advance by an old friend who is now living just outside Paris, quite near the beautiful Palace of […]

Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa: World’s Tallest Building

View from the top of the Burj Khalifa the worlds tallest building in Dubai

After a week in Oman, the Dubai Mall felt very comfortable, albeit a bit overwhelming. We visited this massive mall as it is home to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. And, our girls are at the age where shopping malls are rather attractive options. We could practically live at the Dubai Mall, as […]