10 Inviting Doors of Venice, Italy
Italy / Photo Essays / Venice

10 Inviting Doors of Venice, Italy

Yes, here I am with another post about Doors.  This time I’m sharing photos of some of my favorite Doors of Venice, Italy.  (You can also check out my post on Doors of Paris and Doors of Athens.) It’s a sickness.  An addiction, really.  I take photos of doors as I travel, especially in Europe, … Continue reading

Eclipse 2017 Totality Travel
Oregon / Photo Essays / USA

Eclipse 2017 Totality Travel

Eclipse 2017: Totality Planning Many months ago, Scott had come to me, put some info on Eclipse 2017 in front of me, and asked me to research the best place in the United States to see the whole phenomenon.  So, I got to work.  There were SO many details and questions to sort through.  What … Continue reading

Venice Hidden Gem:  Scala Contarini del Bovolo
Italy / Photo Essays / Venice

Venice Hidden Gem: Scala Contarini del Bovolo

The Scala Contarini del Bovolo literally means the ladder Contarini (a surname) of the snail. Standing before the palazzo, it’s not a stretch to see where the name originated. The steps were originally designed for the Contarini family, and the snail-like spiral of the steps is clear.
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NYC Wander Photography
New York City / Photo Essays / USA

NYC Wander Photography

Every once in a while, my camera drags me to New York City – and I usually drag some family along so I can pretend we’re there for a show or a doctor’s appointment or something. Often, my strategy on hotels it to choose something with a pretty good location, but I don’t care about … Continue reading

Things I Saw in Thailand Traffic
Bangkok / Koh Chang / Photo Essays / Thailand

Things I Saw in Thailand Traffic

One of the things I really value about traveling, is that we have to learn to put our “Americanness” aside.  We realize that, while sometimes it does seem so, the whole world does not speak English.  The concept of “keeping up with the Joneses” is entirely different in other countries.  Safety regulations are wildly different. … Continue reading