Venice Italy

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit to Venice Italy

Julie Italy 4 Comments

Venice is a photographer’s paradise. With its maze of canals, its colorful, crumbling facades, and gondolas silently drifting through the city, it’s hard to leave Venice without a memory card full of beautiful images. We recently had the pleasure of spending one day in Venice, one of our favorite cities in Italy. Our Second Visit to Italy Our main purpose …

Half Dome Yosemite

Climbing the Half Dome Cables: A Journey in 18 Photos

Julie United States 2 Comments

Have you ever wondered what it is like to climb the Half Dome cables? Did you even know that hiking Half Dome was something you could do? I will admit it, just two years ago I saw my first photos of people clinging to the steel cables on Half Dome, climbing one of Yosemite’s most famous icons. Instantly, this hike …

Kotor Montenegro

22 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Montenegro

Julie Montenegro 2 Comments

Montenegro is a gorgeous country. With its walled coastal towns, stunning Bay of Kotor, misty mountain peaks, and off-the-beaten-path wetlands, this small country is full of surprises. Most people visit Kotor on a day trip from Croatia, but there is enough to do here for days, even weeks. We had just two days here, which was barely enough time to …

Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon

Upper Antelope Canyon: A Journey in Photos

Julie United States 2 Comments

Isn’t it awesome when a new place completely astounds you? For me, that was Upper Antelope Canyon. A few years ago, I saw my first photos of Antelope Canyon, with its glowing, red canyon walls, twisted, scalloped rock faces, and beams of light shining through the dusty air. Does this place really exist? Yes, it does. Located in Page, Arizona, …

Monks on the Bridge

A Journey through Bhutan in Photos

Julie Bhutan 6 Comments

Bhutan is a tiny country nestled away in the Himalayas. This is the land of dramatic mountain scenery, Buddhism, prayer wheels, dzongs, ancient traditions, chilies and cheese, rice terraces, and some of the most beautiful woodworking you will ever see. We spent an unforgettable week here and fell in love with this country. Come journey through Bhutan in photos. Bhutan …

Bayon Cambodia

Faces in the Stone: A Visit to Bayon, Cambodia

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Every year, millions of tourists travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia to tour famous Angkor Wat. But did you know that there is so much more to see than Angkor Wat? There is ancient Ta Prohm, a temple that was swallowed up by the jungle and now has enormous tree roots snaking along the walls and towers. There is Preah Kahn, …

Photojourney through Ta Prohm

Exploring Ta Prohm, Cambodia: A Photojourney

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Ta Prohm is one of the most popular and most photographed of the temple complexes in Siem Reap, Cambodia. With enormous tree roots snaking across crumbling stone walls, ancient trees towering overhead, and long, dark hallways and courtyards to explore, this is a place that feels mystical and almost secretive. The temples of Ta Prohm date back to the 12th …

Journey through India in Photos

A Journey through India in Photos

Julie India 4 Comments

India is a country of stark contrasts. This is a country of magnificent beauty, ancient temples, towering mountains, steamy jungles, and hot, dry deserts. It’s also a country that is overpopulated and in some areas impoverished. Travel to India and you will love it and hate it, rejoice in its beauty and become disheartened with its squalor, fall in love with …

Postcards from Glencoe

Postcards from Glencoe, Scotland

Julie Scotland 0 Comments

If you are taking a road trip through Scotland, Glencoe should be on your list of places to visit. This gorgeous valley is a great place for families, hikers, and those that love the great outdoors. You can either drive through it, spending just an hour here, or you could easily spend an entire day hiking and exploring. We heard that …

Giant's Causeway Guide

The Jaw-Dropping Giant’s Causeway

Julie Ireland, Northern Ireland 0 Comments

The Giant’s Causeway is spectacular. It is so unique in its appearance that it is hard to believe it is real. A stretch of coastline with perfectly formed hexagonal columns, all massed together at the water’s edge…it’s an amazing sight to see. It is worth coming to Northern Ireland just to visit Giant’s Causeway. It’s that impressive. What Is the …

Hiking Wadi Rum

Journey Through the Wadi Rum Desert in Photos

Julie Jordan 0 Comments

The Wadi Rum Desert blew away our expectations. We have heard nothing but rave reviews about this place but still, for some reason, we were blown away by Wadi Rum. Incredible desert scenery, red martian sand, rock arches, bedoin camps, wild camels, desert flowers…this place is gorgeous!! We came to Jordan to see Petra but it was the Wadi Rum desert …

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

A Visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Julie United Arab Emirates 0 Comments

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi…most beautiful building in the world? The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is literally blindingly, brilliantly beautiful. We know from experience!! Both Tim and I had both lost our sunglasses just two weeks before our visit to the UAE and never had time to replace them. Tip #1! Bring your sunglasses on your visit …

Everest Base Camp Trek in 18 Amazing Photos

Julie Nepal 14 Comments

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes those willing to do it through some of the most gorgeous terrain in the world. While trekking, ascending hundreds of meters every day, fighting for oxygen, and dealing with fatigue and the symptoms of early altitude sickness, it was difficult to appreciate the true beauty of the trek. Yes, we were amazed at the snowcapped Himalayas towering …

Travel Inspiration: Italy Photos We Love

Julie Italy 4 Comments

Since arriving back in the US, I have had some time to sort through our terabytes of data amassed during our travels. It has been so much fun going back through our photos, editing the ones I never had time for while traveling, and reminiscing about where we have visited. Italy is gorgeous, and with the food, the history, the art, …

Sydney Australia Capturing the Sunset

Photographing Sydney

Julie Australia 2 Comments

During our four days in Sydney, my goal was to capture the iconic symbols of this city, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, at sunset.  Thankfully, my family was very patient with me, as we watched the sunset over and over again while I captured the drama on my camera. We did more than just watch the sunset, of …

Tim Rivenbark

Photo Tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set

Julie New Zealand 0 Comments

What is the cutest little spot in New Zealand? The answer is Hobbiton, the movie set for The Shire in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. What is Hobbiton? Hobbiton was constructed in 1999 for the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It was used for just several weeks of filming and not intended …

Zhangjiajie China Photo

Photo Tour of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Julie China 8 Comments

Zhangjiajie, China…a place you may never have heard of but have seen if you watched the movie “Avatar.”  When we learned that there was a place on earth that served as the inspiration for one of its most scenic landscapes, we put it at the top of our list. Zhangjiajie…the Inspiration for the landscape in “Avatar” This place is Zhangjiajie, …

A Photojourney Through the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Julie Vietnam 3 Comments

We spent a week in Hanoi during the middle of February, giving us plenty of time to get to know this city.  Everyday we took a walk through the area, exploring the backstreets, watching people prepare and then celebrate Tet, the Lunar New Year.  We walked on the train tracks, went shopping in the markets, and loved walking around Hoan …

Phnom Penh Cambodia

Walking the Streets of Phnom Penh

Julie Cambodia 4 Comments

Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, was a very brief stop on our tour of Southeast Asia.  It was really just a layover point for us while traveling from Siem Reap in the north to Kampot in the south.  Phnom Penh contains many of the same things we have seen in other Southeast Asian cities…temples, night markets, and museums.  Once …