Experiences

One Roll of Film in Florence

“Magic” and “Italy” are, for me, two words that go together like moon and sky. They are synonymous and, much like the Italian culture, they characterize the go-with-the-flow way of life that many Italians live by. Italy has always been a special place for me and from my first trip to bella Italia, I was in love! From the historic architecture, the beautiful countryside, dramatic landscapes at every turn, delicious food, and the wonderful people, this place is different, it is special, and it feels like ‘home’. My Grandmother’s family was from Northern Italy and I’ve always felt a strong connection to the country. So when an opportunity to attend a photography workshop came up back in 2009, I jumped at the opportunity to attend. The experience itself was amazing and included four days in the Tuscan countryside, in a farmhouse with people from all over the world, learning and taking photos. It was amazing and to this day was an experience that has rewarded me in ways I never could have imagined. Read More ›

Colonial Williamsburg

As a child I often visited Colonial Williamsburg with my parents and grandparents. The memories of so thoroughly being able to step back in time have stayed with me my entire life. Last spring I decided it was time that I took my own children to Williamsburg to experience the colonial ways of life. Read More ›

Exploring the Temples of Bangkok

A wedding in the northeast region of Thailand took my husband and I on an adventure to explore a new (to us!) part of Asia. We arrived in Bangkok shortly after the big flood of 2011, however little of the city appeared damaged and life seemed to be continuing as normal. In an effort to see as much as possible, we’re known for staying on our feet for the duration of a trip and our time in Bangkok was no exception. We visited the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and Wat Pho. Read More ›

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

Africa has a special place in my heart… I leave a small piece of it every time I visit. I was itching to show my husband the beauty of the country, the warmth of the people and the incredible hospitality that they draw deep from within their souls to show us “western visitors” the true meaning of living, breathing and understanding the purpose life. We had the privilege to travel to Kenya and visit an incredible Eco-tourism property owned by John + Gill Elias, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille. They have made it their mission to live in Africa and educate visitors who travel thousands of miles to become a piece of the puzzle of the influential movements in keeping Northern Kenya alive and thriving. Read More ›