Destination: Europe

Exploring Provence

Last year I was able to be part of a photography retreat in the south of France. I already heard and read a lot about Provence, but I had yet to visit the region. I found this reason alone to stay a few extra days and explore the beauty of the area. At the end of September, with the temperature still incredibly comfortable, Provence was the perfect escape for a bit of relaxation and peace of mind. Read More ›

Lanzarote and the Southern Islands of Spain

When my girlfriend was gifted with a trip to Lanzarote for graduation, we jumped at the opportunity to travel with a few friends to explore the amazing landscape, beautiful beaches, and incredible food that the island had to offer. We were looking for a relaxing getaway and that was just exactly what we found. Read More ›

Honeymooning in Ireland

For our honeymoon, my husband surprised me with a trip to Ireland. He told me to pack for all types of weather and then revealed the location on our wedding day. To say I was ecstatic is an understatement! My husband is half Irish, and although we’ve visited China before (as a tribute to my heritage), he nor I had ever been to Ireland. Read More ›

Breathtaking Scenes from Paris

While I had been to Paris a few times before, I had yet to visit with my treasured film camera in tow. On my most recent trip to the area I was after just one thing, the very best view of the city. I longed to see the soft creme buildings with a distant Eiffel Tower rounding out my image on an overcast day. My wish was granted when a local friend took us to the top of the Printemps Department Store. On one side of the roof there was a view of the Eiffel Tower, while on the other there were endless white churches. It was everything one imagines Paris to look like from above. As an added bonus the infamous Ladurée store was situated inside the same building, selling their amazing macarons. Enjoying a salted butter macaron with a stunning view of the city was magical. Somehow, being far above the city with an incredible view took away all the feelings of being a tourist and brought a nice calmness to such a busy place. Read More ›

Relaxing in Ravello

Ravello is a romantic hilltop town overlooking the Mediterranean sea. It’s known as the Jewel of the Amalfi Coast and is only an hour outside of Naples. The drive to Ravello is breathtakingly beautiful as one passes through the coastal villages of Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. Read More ›