Images in Red

I continue to be inspired by Jess at I’ve Been Travelling Blog, who recently posted several features focusing on a particular color. This week I will continue on that theme and focus on red. Red can invoke a gamut of emotions including anger, passion, danger, energy, excitement and power. Here are a few great quotes…

San Antonio, Texas

Texas has never been high on my list of vacation destinations, but then, as you may have observed from my previous blog posts, there are few places on the planet that I won’t visit. I had heard from friends and family that San Antonio is an interesting place to visit, filled with history, missions, food,…

Destination France

Great news; Americans can once again travel to most European Union countries! As many of you may know by now, France is my favorite country in Europe. I love the people, the food, their long, leisurely lunches, the architecture, the quaint country villages, the markets and just about everything else this amazing country has to…

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens, Portland, OR

Spring is the perfect time of year to visit Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens located in the Eastmoreland neighborhood of Portland. This beautiful, nine acre garden is currently bursting with rhododendron and azalea blossoms in a variety of brilliant colors. The tranquility of the garden provides a lovely place to stroll and take photos, do a…

Pathways

There is something about pathways that beckon and call to us to follow them, to discover what’s around the bend, or what lies ahead. As if they are saying; come follow me for a while, and you will be greatly rewarded. And the rewards are great. They are often located in quiet places that encourage…

Earth Day, 2021

Yesterday, April 22, 2021 was Earth Day, a day set aside to bring awareness to the damage that has been inflicted on our suffering planet. In honor of this important day, I am sharing some photos of a few of the amazingly beautiful places around the globe that I have been fortunate enough to visit….

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

If you find yourself in Las Vegas and are feeling overwhelmed from the intensity, noise and flashy gaudiness of the city, head to Red Rock Canyon. Located in Nevada’s Mojave Desert about 20 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, this National Conservation Area is a beautiful and interesting place to explore. The Visitor’s Center…

Travel Photos of Florence, Italy

Located in the heart of Tuscany, Florence has been a popular tourist destination for many centuries. It is the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci, Florence Nightingale and is considered to be the home of the Renaissance. According to UNESCO, close to one-third of the world’s art treasures are found in Florence. And of course, the…

Travel Photos of the Loire Valley

The gorgeous Loire Valley of France is known for wine, cheese, amazing architecture, ubiquitous castles, troglodyte dwellings, charming villages, hot air balloon rides over the vineyards finished with a glass of champagne, what more could one want? It was one year ago that theTravelsketcker and I were there, so it seems appropriate to share some…