How to See the Highlights of Darwin Australia in a Day

Radiance of the Seas as seen from the Bicentennial Park in Darwin Australia

As the Radiance of the Seas pulled into the port of Darwin, I really didn’t know what to expect from this tropical capital of the Northern Territories. The ship offered options like a boat tour to see jumping crocodiles, a discovery of the untamed countryside of Litchfield Park, an interactive eco-adventure tour, as well as […]

Sailing out of Sydney Harbour on the Radiance of the Seas

Sunset as we are sailing out of Sydney Harbour, Australia

Docked in Sydney harbour with the famous Opera House as a backdrop, Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Radiance of the Seas sat waiting for a new load of passengers. Along with 2000 others, we stepped aboard, ready to begin an exciting adventure sailing over the top of Australia including a brief stop in Bali, Indonesia. Our cabin […]

New Zealand Sunset Photos

Sunset seen from Army Bay beach in Shakespear Park, New Zealand

I love watching colour burst from the sky as the sun sets beyond the horizon. Living in New Zealand, sunset is a treat I get to enjoy often. Recently I moved all my photos to Lightroom. While I sort through 10 years of images I am reminded of many things, including spectacular sunsets in New […]

Vibrant Bay of Islands Sunset Fades to Misty New Zealand Morning

Bay of Islands sunset as seen from Russell New Zealand

The deep golden colors of the Bay of Islands sunset are nearly warm enough to allow us forget it is winter in New Zealand. As we waited for the ferry from Russell, New Zealand’s first permanent European settlement and the country’s first colonial capital, we looked out across the water to the west. This is the Bay of Islands sunset that captivated […]

Ninety-Mile Beach at Sunset – Northland, New Zealand

Sunset at Ninety-Mile Beach on the Aupouri Peninsula in New Zealand

Ninety-Mile Beach runs along the western side of the Aupouri Peninsula, the strip of land leading to the Northern Tip of New Zealand. It’s one of the more famous beaches in the country. Its name is a bit of a misnomer as the beach is only 60 miles (96 km) long. Officially, it runs from Shipwreck Bay to Cape […]

An Eerie Morning Fog over Shakespear Park in Auckland

Eerie morning fog over Shakespear park in Auckland New Zealand

This is the view that greeted me today, an eerie morning fog that gave a painted look to my photos and started my day with a smile. The white dots on some of the hills are sheep: The sun crept through and dramatically changed the view.  The time between the first shot on this page […]

Sarah’s Sunday Snapshots #31 – Sunrise Silhouettes

Sunrise silhouette over the cliff tops, Auckland, New Zealand - Photograph copyright Sarah E. Albom 2015

Last week I captured some photos of sunrise silhouettes on the early ferry mum and I took into Auckland. The sun kept peeking out from behind the clouds and it was really pretty. Here are my favourite sunrise silhouettes from then: What are your favourite photos of sunrise silhouettes (or any kind of silhouette)? This post […]

Sunrise Photos: The Colorful Calm After the Storm


Sunrise this morning was amazing, on the heels of the storm. Cyclone Lusi may have come and gone with little impact, but it left a wake of color in its path that is worth getting up early to see. From our deck the sky lights up in orange and yellows then shifts to purples: Be […]

An Interesting Drive to Agdz Morocco

Agdz sunrise

Today we toured the kasbah in Ait Ben Haddou, then drove west through Ouarzazate, traveling further into the desert and over the Atlas Mountains to Agdz Morocco. Our first stop was lunch in Ouarzazate, a town most known for the movies made here. We opted to skip the tourist movie set, but did picked a restaurant from […]

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 […]