Posts tagged Photo Essay

Newfoundland to Ontario: Road Trip Across Canada’s East

[cs_content][cs_section bg_image=”” parallax=”true” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_gap size=”100px”][x_gap size=”50px”][x_gap size=”50px”][x_gap size=”100px”][x_custom_headline level=”h1″ looks_like=”h1″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-center” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 100%);”][/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text] I never thought about Canada as a “must-see” destination. I don’t know why, I just didn’t. But after completing a road trip from Newfoundland to Ontario over 3 weeks, my view has flipped. Canada, you freakin’ rock! TBEX Toronto (Travel Blogger Exchange)… Read More

In Photos: The Fantastical Lighthouses of Eastern Canada.

There is something oddly fascinating and magical about lighthouses, at least for me. Beacons of hope perched atop sea-swept cliffs or far-reaching jetties calling sailors home, or warning them of the imminent dangers that lay beneath the midnight blue water of night. Maybe I have a thing for lighthouses because I view them as a beacon for me as well, calling me from one point of the world to another. Leading me to another breath-taking view. Whatever it may be, I ended up at a few along the way while… Read More

St. John’s: Stunning Sights From Signal Hill.

Two trains, two planes, and a combined 20hrs of traveling (not counting local buses and shuttles) I finally reached St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada! Rest? Rest is for the dead it seems, because the moment I arrived, it was already time to go exploring. Though I did feel quite dead from lack of sleep. Before embarking on an epic upcoming road-trip with three other travel bloggers(Candice, Seattle, and Zak) to the Travel Blog Expo in Toronto, Candice has been showing us around much of her hometown of St. John’s. First thing… Read More

Haiti in Photos: Don’t Look! You Might Fall in Love.

Well, it’s too late now. You have crossed the threshold. There is no going back. But who says you’ll want to? After seeing some of these images of Haiti, you may want to rush over to the nearest airport and catch the first flight over to the caribbean. That’s right, I said you’ll want to travel to Haiti. Actually, these photos may make you want to have a love affair with the Pearl. I’ve already discussed in a previous post about my preconceived notions of Haiti (and everybody else’s) via… Read More

Happy Birthday Abe Lincoln! Fun Facts, Best Quotes, and Memorial Photos

Hey Abe, it’s your 203rd birthday! Try not to look so excited good sir. Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, 16th President of the United States of America. When this gnarly dude wasn’t chopping down trees, slaying vampires, attending top-hat parties, giving his honest opinions, or growing EPIC beards, he was saving the Union’s ass during the Civil war and fighting for African American’s much deserved rights. Chya. If Lady Liberty had a swiss army knife for the United States, its Honest freakin’ Abe right here.  So, in honor of America’s… Read More

Wellington’s Wicked, Wild, and Wonderful Street Art

I love street art and graffiti. I’m not talking about that rubbish amateur tagging, I mean the really good stuff. And in the Capital city of New Zealand, there was an endless buffet of gnarly street art to indulge in. Wellington was already on my list as one of my favorite cities in New Zealand for it’s history, architecture, liveliness. But there was a reason I would spend hours wandering aimlessly about the city; through alleyways, backstreets, to the tops of buildings (if I could gain access). It was for… Read More

In Photos: Historic Union Station, Washington DC

Lately I have been raving about the new purchase of my first ever DSLR camera. My just received Canon Rebel T4i and we had our first date with a stroll around Union Station. Union Station has always been a symbol of my transient lifestyle, and even marked the start of my journey to New Zealand. What better place to test out my new baby than the largest, busiest, and most beautiful train station in Washington DC. Opened in 1907, the station features architecture consisting of marble, white granite, and gold leaf… Read More