Photography, Travel

31 Day Blog Challenge: Where I’ve Travelled

This is a fun post to put together because I’ve traveled to so many different places! Unfortunately, I don’t have all of my travel photography on my computer, since much of my traveling was done pre-digital photography. I do have a couple of awful scans that are about 10 years old! But all of my photos really need to be re-scanned in high-resolution.

Anyway– I’ve done a lot of cruising in my life. I’ve been to Scandinavia, England, Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, and more! My dad is in the cruise/travel industry, so we’ve gone to many places. here is an image of me at about 16 years old posing on deck on a Caribbean cruise:

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I also had the opportunity to take a cruise with my parents to Egypt, Israel, and other places along the Mediterranean when I was in high school. Here’s a (pretty awful scan, sorry) photo of me atop a camel on our visit to the Pyramids! It was such a fun experience:

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For our honeymoon in 2004, Adrian and I went to Cozumel, Key West, and Belize. In Belize we visited the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich and climbed up one of the pyramids there too! Here is a picture of me on one of the ruins:

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One of my favorite trips was to San Francisco back in 2007. I posted a few of those images to my blog a couple of years ago, but you can see one of my favorite shots of myself here:

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In December 2006 and January 2007, we took a trip to Arizona for a family event. Adrian and I decided to spend some time road tripping through Arizona and Utah and then up to Las Vegas. Adrian grew up in Arizona, so this was a special trip for me since I enjoyed seeing all of the places he loved visiting as a child. Here’s one of our self-portraits from our road trip. We pulled off the side of the road to get this shot. It was SUCH an awesome trip!

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We’ve also been to Washington DC a couple times. The first time was in Fall 2007. Adrian and I were shooting a wedding in Georgia and decided to turn it into a road trip! Here I am in front of the Capitol:

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And here I am in Georgia — seeing a cotton field for the first time! As we drove by the cotton fields, I kept thinking it was snow! LOL! This picture makes me want to grow my hair long again. 🙂

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In 2008, we had another family event to attend and took a trip up to Boston and New York City! Visiting Boston during the summer, I was struck by how intensely beautiful the flowers were! Walking through the city, I could not stop taking photos of flowers. This is one of my favorites!

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In NYC, we visited my sister-in-law and spent a lot of time walking around the city. It was tough walking around because I was about 6 months pregnant with Zachary, but LOADS of fun! We visited FAO Schwarz where I got to see their huge Harry Potter section and buy some toys for Zachary, who was due to arrive just a few months later!

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When Zachary was 5 months old, we took our first road trip with him — up to Tennessee to visit Adrian’s parents! It was a great trip and he was such an easy baby to travel with — beginning a trend of many road trips for us. Here’s baby Zachary with his Daddy, visiting a vintage train:

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In June 2009, we photographed a wedding in the Chicago area and spent a couple days enjoying the city! Of course we had to go and see the famous “bean” and take a photo. You’ll find us in the very bottom of the image – my watermark actually runs through us – and you can see me in my purple top and Adrian is pointing to where we are. 🙂 A couple years ago, I posted some images from this trip on my blog so you can check them out if you’d like.

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In October 2010, we visited San Diego for another family wedding! While we were there, my good friend Hillary from Stills by Hill did our first family session! It was a momentous trip because it was Zachary’s first time on an airplane. We had so much fun!

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Our next really big trip was a cruise to Alaska with Adrian’s family in 2010! Here we are in one of the ports.

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We also spent some time in Seattle and visited Mt. Rainier. We saw some pretty cool falls on the drive up to the mountain! And yes, I do wear that University of Florida hat on EVERY vacation! LOL!

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In 2011, our big trip of the year was an absolutely EPIC road trip during the summer, up to Washington DC, Vermont, Philadelphia, and North Carolina. I shot a wedding in Vermont, so we stayed in Burlington for a week and saw all the sights, including the Ben & Jerry’s headquarters and going berry picking, my favorite! We also took Zachary to the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum in Washington DC – his first time visiting DC. Here are two photos, one of Zachary in the raspberry patch, and one of me and Zachary in front of the Enterprise space shuttle.

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In December 2011, we took two more trips. The first trip is to Disney World – Zachary’s first time – a birthday gift courtesy of my awesome parents! He had a great time and really loved everything at EPCOT the best. Here is a picture of Zachary and Adrian looking at the fish after riding The Seas Finding Nemo ride. My parents actually took most of the photos on this trip, and while I did get a disc from my dad recently, I haven’t been at the computer that much, and haven’t combed through it yet! I liked this picture though, because Zachary loves ANY kind of animal- even fish!

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Our second trip in December ’11 was to The Florida Keys, this time with Adrian’s parents and sister. It was also Zachary’s first time at the Keys and we really enjoyed the beautiful scenery and great seafood. Zachary also enjoyed making sand angels for the first time, too!

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And that’s it! That’s for following along and enjoying this massive photo post! There are a few places that I’ve left out – like a few more repeat trips to Tennessee and a trip to St. Augustine, and some other Caribbean cruises… but these are some of my favorite locations that we’ve visited and I look forward to sharing more as we keep on traveling – including sharing more photos from trips that I never fully shared online (namely our vacation out West in 2006 and our honeymoon cruise in 2004)!

I know already that later this year we plan to visit TN again, possibly visit Disney again with my parents for Zachary’s birthday, and in 2013 we’ll be taking a trip to Florida’s beautiful west coast. I’m sure photographing our vacations will get a little more challenging with a 2nd child in tow, but I hope I can take lots more fun photos and capture as many memories as possible!

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