My family took our first trip to Canada this summer, where we spent time in Quebec City, Quebec, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Quebec City was our first stop, where we spent four nights at the Hotel Port Royal in the city’s historic center. Quebec City was unlike any other place I've traveled. The architecture in … Continue reading The Art and Architecture of Quebec City
This summer, my family took a trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. When planning the itinerary for our stay, one of my must-sees in the area was Peggy’s Cove, which is home to one of the most famous lighthouses in the world. The lighthouse is one of the most photographed of Canada's 160 historic lighthouses.
If you’ve followed my photography for more than a few days, you know flowers are one of my favorite photo subjects. The bold colors and joyful shapes are endlessly inspiring to me as a landscape photographer. Raulston Arboretum is one of my tried and true places to go for a quick flower photography session.
With a limited travel budget and an abundance of curiosity, my family of three is always in search of new day trip locations. Our most recent quest for adventure led us to explore Saxapahaw, N.C., a small, historic mill town about an hour’s drive from Raleigh.
My husband, daughter, and I recently had a rare weekday off together. We decided to wander around downtown Raleigh, with the goal of finding a new spot for me to take some cityscape images. Yet, we mysteriously ended up taking a self-guided tour of the state capitol building. I say it was a mystery but … Continue reading History Lesson: The NC State Capitol Building
In a tradition that harkens back to our dating days, my husband and I have enjoyed many spontaneous day trips over the years. Our most recent trip was to Rocky Mount Mills, a former cotton mill located on the banks of the Falls of the Tar River. My husband had heard about the site from … Continue reading Rocky Mount Mills
A statue of Saint Francis overlooking the Dolomite mountains on the property of the Hermitage of Montecasale. The simple stone architecture of the Hermitage Since my visit to Tuscany, Italy, I am often asked about the most memorable place I experienced there. While the trip was filled with many unforgettable views and moments, visiting the … Continue reading The Hermitage of Montecasale
Deruta is a medieval hill town in the Province of Perugia, located in the Umbria region of Italy. Deruta is known for majolica, the specific type of pottery produced there. Majolica, which is thought to have originated in Majorca, Spain, is distinguished by its white opaque tin-glazed surface.
When you think of traveling, packed suitcases and far-flung locations come to mind. However, day trips are one of the most fun and underrated travel experiences you can have.
If you’ve followed my photography for more than a few days, you’ll know that flowers are one of my favorite subjects. This year, to help feed my flower photography passion, we have made a point to explore more of the many botanical gardens in our state.