Travelling alone is often a frightening proposition. The world is a big place, with languages and people and practices that don’t make sense, that are foreign in every sense of the word. In 2009, I was a ninth-grade student with good test scores, a relatively active lifestyle, successful in track and field, and few friends.… Continue reading The Expedition Never Really Ends
As I'm writing this, it's a record temperature of -25 here in Chicago, so I'm going to tell you about Charlotte's and my first couple days in Florida last May; then, I can reminisce on the warmth. We flew into Tampa with my parents and stayed at the Quality Inn and Conference Center, which had… Continue reading The Best Beach in the U.S.
Thank you to everyone who entered the New Year Giveaway! I'd say it's a great way to start off the new year. I hope to be able to do giveaways more often in the future, so I hope you'll keep a look out for them and enter when they're available! Who doesn't love free stuff?… Continue reading New Year Giveaway Winner
One of the many benefits of living in Germany is taking advantage of the numerous festivals and traditional celebrations throughout the region.Christmas (Weihnachten) Markets, or more accurately Advent Markets, pop up in nearly every town and city across Germany in the weeks before Christmas.Hundreds of vendors peddle bakery items, wooden scenes and toys and hand-painted… Continue reading Christmas Markets Lift Your Spirit
A Family Trip Saved My Sanity Back in the fall of 2017, the idea of living in Germany was romantic and exciting. Starting my freelance writing business was exhilarating and empowering. Traveling Europe and sharing experiences with my husband and kids was endearing.Then we arrived, and I felt overwhelmed.We left 10 years of memories and… Continue reading Clarity at the Eiffel Tower
On my trip to England last year, I visited Caernarfon Castle in Wales. It was built between 1283 and 1323 and cost between £20,000 and £25,000. Edward I was king at the time. The castle was never completely finished, but from the outside, it looked to be that way. What I find fascinating about these… Continue reading Caernarfon Castle
I hope you enjoyed Feature February last month! Who was your favorite photographer? Leave me a comment below! If you missed any, you can check them out here! I'd like to give a huge thanks to all the photographers for taking the time to answer my questions! Now, I've seen many articles about traveling solo and… Continue reading Traveling Alone? Not My Thing
Name: Robert Instagram: shootwithrobert | # of followers: 19.5K Robert's Instagram shows many of the places on my bucket list that I'd like to visit in Oregon. His attention to detail and lighting, both natural and Photoshopped, are phenomenal. A lot of his photos are taken in Forest Park in Oregon, and each one looks dreamy;… Continue reading Robert: So much Oregon!
Name: Nicolas Lehane Instagram: nicolas_lehane_photography | # of followers: 3,679 Nicolas has a variety of nature, landscape, and seascape photos. You can see photos taken in various seasons; he has a nice selection of some beautiful trees covered in snow such as the one shown below! The occasional architectural photo can be seen on his page… Continue reading Belgian Photographer: Nicolas Lehane
Last week, I posted Who I Currently Resemble As A Photographer: Robert Adams. Today I'd like to talk about the photographer I aim to be like: Ansel Adams (no relation to Robert). His black and white landscape photography is phenomenal! Like Robert Adams, Ansel Adams focused on the American West, but he also captured so much… Continue reading Ansel Adams: Who I Aim To Be