Category Archives: Photo Series/Essays

Tombstone Territorial Park Flightseeing Tour- The Yukon, Canada

As my helicopter lifted off from the outskirts of Dawson City, I had no idea what to expect from my flightseeing tour of Tombstone Territorial Park. The scenery around Dawson City was nice- big hills, forests, and rivers- but the name Tombstone hinted at something far more dramatic. Staring out the window, I watched as […]

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Walking Tour of Santiago, Chile- Photo Series

We found ourselves in Santiago more out of necessity than any real desire. We were going to Easter Island for a few days and Santiago is one of only two places you can fly there from. Since we were passing through, we decided we should spend at least one day in Santiago exploring the city. […]

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Boat Tour of Islamorada- Visiting Bloodline Filming Locations

Islamorada was a place I wasn’t familiar with until I became hooked on the Netflix original series Bloodline. This gripping family drama and thriller is set in the Florida Keys, filmed primarily in Islamorada. The locations are such an integral part of the show, it’s like the Keys themselves are a main character. So during […]

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Tybee Island, Georgia- Photo Series

On the last of our 3 days in Savannah, we headed out to Tybee Island for the afternoon. Known as Savannah’s beach, Tybee Island is a short 20 minute drive from the city and was a great place to relax after a busy few days exploring the sights of Savannah. We walked down the shoreline, […]

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A Scenic Drive on the North Cascades Highway- Photo Series

On our way home from our Alaska cruise, we decided to take the scenic route back to Edmonton. Well, it was more of a scenic detour since it wasn’t even close to the normal route we usually take home from Vancouver! Anyone who knows me is aware that I am a stickler for efficiency, and […]

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The Okunoin- Koyasan’s Ancient Cemetery

The stone path was dim and moody. Centuries old cedar trees towered above us, shading the moss-covered tombstones below. We didn’t say much as we quietly wandered deep into this ancient cemetery, the largest in Japan. When we did speak, it was in whispers, as though not to wake the dead. You see, we were […]

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Tokyo at Night- Photo Series

Bright neon signs, flickering video screens, illuminated towers, glowing skyscraper windows, a vibrant energy on the streets- this is Tokyo after dark. Tokyo at night is a bustling, lively place. Sidewalks are busy with people heading for dinner and drinks after a long day at work, while a steady stream of people pour in and […]

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Canmore Helicopter Tour- Sightseeing in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains

I bow my head down as I walk into a brisk wind, the two strong blades of a helicopter loudly turning above my head. “I can’t believe this is really happening,” I think as I climb up into the bright-red Bell Long Ranger. I quickly fasten my seatbelt and then fumble with the headset, big […]

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All Aboard The McKinley Explorer! – A Ride on the Scenic Alaska Railroad

It’s no secret that we love travelling by train! We’ve made many train trips over the years, but our journey on the Alaska Railroad was the most scenic train trip we’ve been on so far. Our ride on the McKinley Explorer was part of our Alaska cruise. We chose an itinerary that had a land […]

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Winter in Jasper- A Frosty Photo Series

Long, cold, and dreary. Those are all words that we Albertans tend to use when describing our winters. I can agree with the long and, most of the time, cold, but dreary not so much. A winter trip to Jasper will have you rethinking the way you describe Alberta’s longest season. Jasper’s gorgeous scenery, draped […]

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Germany in Black and White- Photo Series

Every so often, I like to do a collection of travel photos in black and white. This ongoing series of mine started when I did a post of Rome in Black and White and then continued with Paris in Black and White. I wasn’t sure if black and white would look good on Germany, since […]

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Colours of Cuba- Photo Series

One of the things I loved most about Cuba was its vibrancy. It’s a bright and colourful country, a nice change from our dreary winters and beige houses here in Canada. Colours of Cuba In Havana, pops of colour breathe life into the worn, sometimes crumbling buildings. Classic cars, many with immaculate, glossy paint jobs, […]

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Flightseeing in Ketchikan, Alaska- Misty Fjords National Monument

As part of our bear viewing excursion in Neets Bay, we got to enjoy a ride in a float plane and marvel at Alaska’s monumental beauty from above. All buckled in for our flight back to Ketchikan, our pilot announced over our headsets, “My next flight isn’t until 12:30. It’s such a beautiful day, we’ve […]

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Bear Watching at Neets Bay, Alaska

My favourite day of our Alaska cruise was in Ketchikan, when we went on an excursion to Neets Bay to do some bear watching. After a short floatplane ride, flying over stunning scenery of mountains, lakes and forests, we smoothly landed in Neets Bay and glided up to the dock to meet our guide. After […]

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Prague at Night- Photo Series

My favourite time of day to explore Prague was late at night. After dark, the crowds of tourists disappear, but the city is still very much alive. Seeing Prague’s important monuments and buildings lit up against the dark night sky, added an element of romance to an already fairytale-like city. We happily wandered the streets, […]

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A Night Out at the Tropicana Havana

Our cab heads down a broad, tree lined avenue into Miramar, Havana’s most elegant district. We zip past stately villas, housing embassies and institutions, on our way to Cuba’s, maybe even the world’s, most famous nightclub- the Tropicana Havana. Turning off the main road, our taxi slowly pulls into a lush tropical forest. The fluorescent […]

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Dachstein Ice Cave- Photo Series

When we were in Hallstatt, our short visit meant we had to choose between visiting the salt mines or the nearby Dachstein Ice Cave. Hallstatt is known for its long, prosperous history of salt mining, so I almost felt obligated to go tour the mines. Once I tuned into my instincts, instead of the guidebook […]

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The Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest- Photos, Facts and Tips for Visiting

Budapest’s most recognizable building (and Hungary’s largest), sits majestically along the east bank of the Danube. The Hungarian Parliament building is unmissable- its buttresses, towers and mighty dome are dazzling from near and far. It is especially impressive at night, brightly illuminated in a golden glow. The marble-clad interior is just as striking. Sweeping staircases, […]

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Paris in Black and White- Photo Series

Paris is a photographer’s dream! Everywhere you look there are famous landmarks, beautiful parks and exquisite architecture just begging to be photographed. I could not put my camera down and came home with a ridiculous amount of photos! When I got to editing my pictures, I started to play around with black and white and […]

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