I recently revealed in a memoir about how travel saved my life and gave me light in the darkness that how for the past five years of my life I couldn’t see colors for what they were; be it yellow for flowers or blue for a sky. The colors always brought me back to a terrible moment in my life.

But on that fateful day, orange wasn’t a part of that. You see, orange is one of the only colors the past five years I’ve been able to soak in, and it was usually during a radiant and fiery sunset that gave me warmth. Gave me feeling again. That’s why I try to never miss a sunset wherever I am,

So I thought it fitting to share these sunsets with you that were the most memorable and awe-inspiring that I’ve experienced.

Now that I begun to travel yearly, and sometimes for 2 years straight on the road, I’ve had the pleasure to see sunsets in some stellar locales.

Here goes. The world’s most awe-inspiring sunsets (that I’ve witnessed so far…)


Sunset Rocky Harbor Canada

The last gleam of light shimmers on the horizon at the lighthouse in Rocky Harbor in Gros Morne National Park.

New Zealand

Sunset Napier New Zealand

A sky colored with a fiery orange pastel silhouettes the art deco architecture in Napier, New Zealand.

Sunset Doubtless Bay New Zealand

An orange sky pierces the clouds, warming my face atop a grassy crag in Doubtless Bay, New Zealand.


Sunset Belly Beach Labadee Haiti

Silhouettes leap off the boat casting harsh shadows on a molten orange landing.

Sunset Belly Beach and Labadee Haiti

The orange setting sun reflects off of the tile, welcoming us to paradise in Haiti.

Sunset Caribbean Labadee Haiti

Just before darkness takes hold of the day, the waters around Belly Beach, Haiti are covered in an orange hue.

United States

Sunset over Cemetery New Orleans

The warm, southern sun changes the feeling of an above ground cemetery in New Orleans from lifeless, to vibrant.

Sunset Honolulu Hawaii

Sailboat masts stab at a cream-sickle colored sunset in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Sunset Georgetown Washington DC

Canals in Georgetown D.C. a washed with a golden orange, warming the factory brick walls.

Sunset Washington Monument DC

The Washington monument in all its glory.

An old steamboat streams through the silver water which reflects the light orange of a setting sun over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Close by the last scene, PNC Park in Pittsburgh shimmers.


The place of all joy for kids, and a place I never got to visit until I was 23. The Disney Castle glows with a hint of orange on a brisk October day.

Dig the photos? What comes to mind when you think of orange? Comment on your favorite and share!


  1. Mary @ Green Global Travel August 9, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Your is such an incredibly eclectic array of sunset photos! Amazing! I love the shots of Haiti and of Doubtless Bay, New Zealand! Beautiful!

    1. JustChuckinIt - Site Author August 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Awesome Mary thank you for the stellar compliments! New Zealand is definitely one of my favorite spots for sunsets!

  2. Doc Wends August 10, 2013 at 1:07 am

    awesome photos and I just love the very concept of this post.

    1. JustChuckinIt - Site Author August 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      Much appreciate Wends 🙂


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