beauty, nature photography, sky, travel, Uncategorized

The journey begins so come travel with me!

February 14, 2018

So, new day/new trip and I have to confess I love sky shots from my starting destination to landing and back again…I certainly hope you do to and that you don’t get frustrated with my love of the sky and how interesting the terrain looks as you travel from city to city, state to state, urban to rural.  Today’s adventure is beginning in Boston (my home base) and ending in Greensboro, NC.  I picked this destination because on the day I was trying to decide where to go next I watched 4 shows on TV throughout the day that were all coincidentally based in Greensboro so I checked my favorite “go-to” places to see what might be going on in that area.   

My first “go-to” has always been TripAdvisor.  This site just offers so much information!  I don’t look here to find hotels because my go-to hotel is the Hilton chains…I am rarely disappointed with the option of locations available where I want to go.  If Hilton doesn’t have a hotel where I want to go then I rely on TripAdvisor to help me out.  My next “go-to” place to check if I want to go someplace is my rGPS app.  I can’t remember how I came upon this app but it is the best for seeing what is within a 75 mile range for “really great photo shots” (get it rGPS).  Having checked out both these apps I moved onto book my airline ticket – go to for me is American Airlines – and then to my Hilton app to book my hotel.  Car rental options are a coin toss but I have started using Orbitz to book and generally with Enterprise.  Everything I needed booked so time to get on-board the plane!  

So…we get shots from above on the first day of travel!!  Sorry in advance though I did delete over 50 pictures I am still including a lot.  Confession…I do have trouble at times editing myself!  I have been told and I don’t disagree…when I am taking pictures I need to really think about whether or not I have already taken the best shot of any one thing and perhaps stop myself if I think I have (I don’t always listen to myself 🙂 ).  

 

    Traveling is not something you’re good at.  It’s something you do.  Like breathing!

                                                       -Gayle Foreman-

 

Bryce Canyon (66 of 76)

Thanks for joining me!  Though I love traveling alone I do enjoy knowing that family and friends are traveling along with me and enjoying my travels as I move from one point to another gathering the best of nature I can access where I travel.  I typically post my photos on social media but family and friends have been encouraging me to set up a blog for quite some time now.  I decided today to pull the trigger.  

I have traveled for many years and been to many places I have loved but I wasn’t as into photography as I have been the last few years.  I don’t always travel far but when I choose a destination (sometimes kind of like throwing a dart at a map to see where I will end up though I have never actually thrown the dart!) I know there will be wonderful locations for me to enjoy and get the best pictures I can.   

My cover photo and the photos below are from a visit to Bryce Canyon last March.  What an amazingly stunning place to photograph nature!  I am not sure I will make it back there again some day but I now have the pictures and memories now locked away in my memory bank and can go there in my mind whenever I want.  

That is part of the joy of traveling.  With so many destinations on the bucket list you need only visit some place once and it will be in your memory bank forever.  So, if you don’t get to travel yourself, please come along on my journeys with me!  I won’t always take you to the most exciting locales but I will take you to some very lovely places. 

 

 

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

 

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