Trinity Church on Copley Square

Cheap Boston

Boston is a great city to experience very inexpensively.  Now to be honest, Nick & I stayed with family when we went, so I have no idea rates for lodging in Boston.  But aside from that, I can vouch that you can truly get the true Boston experience without breaking the bank. As long as:…

The pond in Boston Public Garden is home to several of these guys

Fave Photos: Boston Public Garden Resident

I love this photo I took in Boston’s Public Garden last weekend.  I don’t have much experience photographing wildlife (even though I doubt these ducks would classify as “wild”)  but I just love the profile of this guy with the blurred weeping willows and water in the background.  I feel like it really captures the…

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Sea to Sky Highway in Photos

It was cloudy and drizzling out when we left Vancouver to drive up to Whistler via Canada’s Sea to Sky Highway.  We thought it was a pretty cool drive on the way up.  Mountains next to you on one side, sea on the other.  But it was on the drive back that we were really…

My camera on my GorillaPod

I Never Travel Without: GorillaPod Tri-pod

Love love LOVE this camera accessory.  I (like just about everyone) like to travel as light as possible.  Well, a standard camera tripod is big.  And heavy.  Basically the two things that cause me to automatically disqualify something from making it into my suitcase (roadtrips are a different story).  But that sucks for the times…

On the dock of the ferry enjoying the scenery

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria. And Back.

If you look at Vancouver and Victoria on a map they look like THIS (imagine me holding my thumb and finger a centimeter apart) far apart.  This is deceptive to say the least.  I booked our stay in Vancouver long before our trip, and as I was researching things to do, Victoria kept popping up. …

View of Portland from Pickard Mansion

Get the Shot: Portland, Oregon

Time:  I took this photo June 9th at 5:49 pm.  Luckily the weather was sunny and clear in Portland this day. Location:  I took this photo from the grounds of Pittock Mansion.  There is a fee to tour inside the mansion itself, but it is free to visit the grounds surrounding the mansion. Camera: Nikon…

A-maze-ing Laughter

Fave Photos: A-maze-ing Laughter

  “May this sculpture inspire laughter, playfulness, and joy in all who experience it” This quote is engraved at the A-maze-ing Laughter sculpture in Vancouver, BC Canada.  I fell in love with Vancouver during my trip there this summer, but this statue really sealed the deal for me.  Any city that installs a sculpture just…

Olympic National Park

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park Olympic National Park is MASSIVE.  Located in the far northwest corner of the continental USA, it covers almost one million acres.  The biodiversity of this place is incredible.  All within this one park you can find coastal beaches, mountains topped by glaciers (the biggest being Mount Olympus which rises 7,965 feet), and…

Grand Palace

Some “Photos” of Thailand

If a tree falls in the woods with no one around to hear it does it make a noise?  If you visit a new country but don’t have any good pictures from your trip did it even happen?  That’s kind of how I feel about a trip I took to Thailand when I was 16. …