Glass as Art: Visiting the Island of Murano

sidewalk in murano italyThis week’s #FriFotos theme is “glass”—and what better way to celebrate that than with a photo essay from Murano, Italy? We visited this island in the Venetian lagoon, world-renowned for its glass-making studios, on a chilly day in January. But that didn’t stop us from enjoying a long walk and plenty of window shopping (and some actual shopping, too).

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Favorite Photos: Up In the Clouds

Alps cloudsOnce I saw this week’s #FriFotos theme was clouds, I eagerly volunteered to take it on. I’ve been fascinated with clouds – and the sky, stars, moon, etc – since I was a child. There is something very appealing about clouds. They can be wispy, fluffy, lighter than air. Or dark, threatening, and ominous. Here are a few of my favorite cloud pics. Continue reading

Favorite Photos: Up Close and Personal

tropical fish at the New England AquariumHow excited am I that today’s #FriFotos theme on Twitter is “close ups?” Maybe it goes back to childhood, when I used to love guessing the back page quizzes in 3-2-1 Contact magazine, which featured a series a of super-close-up images. (Okay, now I’m really dating myself.)

As an adult, I enjoy taking photos with my zoom and macro lenses, so it wasn’t difficult to find pictures to share! Here are a few favorites from my travels.

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Favorite Photos: Foodie Paradise

chocolate dessert in AustriaIf there’s one thing I love as much as travel, it’s food. (Okay, and cocktails. And wine.) So with today’s #FriFotos theme of “treats”, my mind went to one thing and one thing only: all the delicious meals I’ve enjoyed during my trips! From a solo sushi dinner in Las Vegas, to apple strudel in Austria, to a crisp, cold beer at 9 a.m. on the island of Roatan, food and drink make for some wonderful travel memories. Continue reading