Monks on the Bridge

A Journey through Bhutan in Photos

Julie Bhutan 4 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 …

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

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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 …

Dean Village Edinburgh

Dean Village…Why it Needs to be on your Edinburgh Itinerary

Julie Scotland 2 Comments

The list of must-see sights in Edinburgh is long. Every visitor knows to visit the Edinburgh Castle, walk the Royal Mile, eat haggis, climb Arthur’s Seat, and go whisky tasting. But there are sights off the main tourist trail that are so worth your time. One of these underrated but incredibly scenic spots is Dean Village. Even after reading about …

Everest Base Camp Photos

Everest Base Camp Trek in 18 Amazing Photos

Julie Nepal 8 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 …

Eaten by a Panda

Jeju, South Korea in Photos

Julie South Korea 1 Comment

Jeju, a small island off of the southern coast of South Korea, is a hotspot of tourism for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean tourists.  The island is dotted with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, hiking trails, shopping areas, small amusement parks, various museums, and beaches.  We heard great things about Jeju so we devoted most of our time in South Korea here. …

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

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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, …

Old Quarter Hanoi

A Photojourney Through the Old Quarter of Hanoi

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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 …