Elevated View of Paris at Sunset

Paris: Finding Peace in a Bustling City

As one of Europe’s largest cities, Paris has been a focal point not just for photographers but anyone who seeks inspiration for their work. It sees millions of visitors each year and still manages to maintain its appeal and character. Recently I returned from this beautiful place and quickly remembered why it’s arguably the most photogenic city there is.

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Road Through Lauterbrunnen Valley

Switzerland Alps

The views of the Alps from Lake Como in northern Italy at sunset left me exited for the days ahead. The next morning, we boarded a short ferry ride across the lake we drove across the border into Switzerland. Soon the Italian speaking part of southern Switzerland including the city of Lugano was in the rear view mirror. Our destination was the Bernese Alps in the canton of Bern.

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Sunset on the Amstel River in Amsterdam

Spring in Amsterdam

For one reason or another, while managing to visit all the countries that surround the Netherlands, I never have crossed into Holland itself. As I was planning a trip around Europe, I found a way to start it off in Amsterdam. And what better time to visit than Spring.

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Golden Gate Sunset

San Francisco: Striking Gold

San Francisco & Bay Area

Perhaps one of the country’s greatest cities, San Francisco reveals the American way of life in a unique and beautiful way. For over two hundred years, with its rich history, this city has and still is sought by many people from many different cultural backgrounds who come here for new opportunities.

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Sydney Harbour at Dusk

Sydney Part 2: In a Class of Its Own

Sydney Part 2: In a Class of Its Own

Continued from Sydney Part 1: A Way to Start a G'Day

In an attempt to summarize what Sydney was like to family and friends back home, I tried to compare it to other cities they might have been to themselves. Walking around the central business district felt like walking in other large cities I have visited. Certain neighborhoods reminded me of New York City, particularly in the historical areas like The Rocks. George Street reminded me of parts of Broadway, albeit on a smaller scale. The city as a whole reminded me of Seattle or San Francisco with the numerous waterfronts, an iconic bridge, and landmarks. To me, it had more American characteristics than European. But Sydney is quite diverse and has people from many backgrounds and nationalities. As I spent more time here, Sydney began to show me its own vibe and turned out to be a city quite different than anywhere else I had been before.

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Circular Quay Panorama in Sydney

Sydney Part 1: A Way to Start a G’day

A way to Start a G’day

(continued from New Zealand part 3)


If you are just joining in, this is part of a series of blog entries about my trip last month that first took me to New Zealand and continued on to three other countries. The trip was a challenge I gave myself to cover as many miles that I could and visit as many places that I could in a two week time frame while still being able to see beautiful places and landmarks while gaining an appreciation of these places. It picks up leaving the South Island of New Zealand…

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