Photo of the Week: Floating

IMG_1481Kauai, USA

Hawaii is truly a tropical paradise with its lush green fields and cloud covered mountains.  This was the place I choose to stay when I was in recovery from my surgery a few years ago. Even though I couldn’t swim or do any fun physical activities, it was simply enough to sit here and enjoy the view while feeling grateful that I was still able to travel .

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Florida: Siesta Key

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While contemplating about where I wanted to go in Florida, I reached out to some friends on Instagram and learned about Siesta Key.  It’s located near Sarasota, on Florida’s Gulf Coast with clear azure water and white powdery sand that stretches on for miles, it’s not hard to see why it’s ranked as the #1 beach in America.

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Photo of the Week: Windy City

IMG_1073Chicago, USA

The one hundred year old Navy Pier is not just a fun place to spend the afternoon, but it is also a historic landmark.  It is over 3000 feet long, jutting into Lake Michigan; from the pier, you have a great view of the Chicago skyline with the prominent John Hancock Building with its double antenna.

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Photo of the Week: Gorge

IMG_8087Atlanta, USA

This week, I dug up some photos from our trip to Atlanta a few years ago.  Since we rented a car, we decided to drive out to Tallulah Gorge for a short day-hike.  This beautiful destination, filled with waterfalls, rock outcrops, and river cascades is one of the most popular trails in Georgia.  The easy to follow 2 mile trail takes you across a suspension bridge, down towards the gorge and back out again. 

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Photo of the Week: Golden Gate

IMG_20130908_130028505_HDRSan Francisco, USA

On our trip to San Francisco 4 years ago, I somehow forgot the battery for my DSLR at home, *gasp*! I managed to make do with my cellphone camera instead.  This picture was taken after we crossed the Golden Gate bridge, looking towards the downtown core.  The fog created a weird contrast between the bright colors in the foreground and the almost black and white buildings in the back ground, giving this photo a vintage feel.  

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Photo of the Week: Power

IMG_9019Washington, D.C.

This past week, all eyes were on our nation’s capital as the transition of the presidency occurred ushering in a new era.  I usually steer clear of politics, opting to stick to things I enjoy, like travel and photography.  But as we all watch Donald get sworn in, I can’t help but wonder what he will make of this position.  There is a lot of uncertainty, hurt feelings, and divisiveness that came after a highly contentious presidential race, but what I do know is that we can not just sit back and expect Washington to solve the problems.  We can no longer be silent bystanders, because it’s our country too. We need to work together and try understand each other’s point of view without resorting to name calling to have our voices heard.  I am going to end with a quote from MLK- The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

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Photo of the Week: Palm Trees

IMG_6608_thumb20Kauai, USA

My family is heading to Hawaii this week and I am stuck here in the grip of Old Man Winter.  There is more snow in the forecast for this weekend, and it feels like this winter season has stretched on forever and we are not even half way through.  Can you tell that I have the winter blues?   I am looking at this picture of palm trees swaying against the sunset sky and hoping it’ll cheer me up. Do you love winter or are you hoping for an early spring like me?

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Photo of the Week: Hiatus

20161208_210800-ANIMATIONMilford Sound, New Zealand

Why, hello there! I’ve been gone for awhile, but I swear, I have a good reason.  We were road tripping around New Zealand in our campervan for 3 weeks driving from Auckland to Queenstown.  I am still sorting through my notes and photos, but can’t wait to share our experience with you guys. 

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Photo of the Week: Oculus

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New York, USA

I finally made it down to the new World Trade Center Path station.  Earlier this year the downtown transportation hub finally opened to the public after years of construction and delays.  The highly anticipated structure was designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, to resemble a a bird-in-flight.  The stunning $4 Billion dollar building opened to mix reviews.  The large open area in the center is known as the Oculus, and connects the train station, the September 11th Memorial plaza, and the many high-end retail shops.  Inside the main hall, the sun pours through the steel and glass design giving the feel of an open space.  Have you been inside the new World Trade Center Path station?  Do you think it was worth the hefty price tag?

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Photo of the Week: Autumn

IMG_8613 New York, USA

What  a difference a week makes!  Last week I was still wearing shorts and tank tops, walking around the city, complaining about the heat.  This week, a cold front officially moved in heralding the arrival of Fall.  Although it’s hard to tell by looking at the green leaves on the trees, I guess they didn’t get the memo.  I have mixed feelings when it comes to Fall.  It’s true that the heat has dissipated and it’s finally bearable to walk around the city again.  The park is gorgeous this time of year in varying shades of red, orange, and yellow.   The part that I don’t like so much is the progressively shorter days and the eminent threat of freezing weather around the corner.  Here’s to hoping that Fall lasts a little longer this year.

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