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Eurotrip 2014, Part 5: Bath and Stonehenge

July 2, 2014: After spending a couple of days in London and a day in Paris, it was finally time to explore some of the English countryside via a tour of Bath and Stonehenge. This was my second of several

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Eurotrip 2014, Part 3: Doing the London Tourist Thing

June 30, 2014: My first full day in London began late in the morning after allowing myself to sleep in (I needed to recharge the batteries after being awake for most of 32 hours). Today was the day I had set

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Eurotrip 2014, Part 2: Touchdown in London and a View from the Shard

June 28–29, 2014: The day of my trip had finally arrived. I kissed Jen and Heidi goodbye and hopped on a train to Newark for my 10 p.m. flight. I was a little concerned that they had shut down the

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Eurotrip 2014, Part 1: Planning a Trip Across the Pond

My summer trip to Europe last year began on a whim. I hadn’t been planning on taking a big trip in 2014, but then Monty Python decided to reunite for a series of live shows at the O2 in London.

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Photo of the Day: Feeding Pigeons in Amsterdam

During my stay in Amsterdam this summer I took a long walk from my hotel into the city center, eventually finding myself in Dam Square, which was packed with people and pigeons. I noticed that some folks were letting the

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Scotland Panoramas

I’ve been home from my Eurotrip for nearly two months now and I’m still busy culling and processing all of my photos (it takes a long time to whittle over 2,000 photos down to around 1,000!), so it will be a while before

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Photo of the Day: Leeds Castle Peacock

During my visit to Leeds Castle in England I happened upon this peacock roaming the grounds. I followed it for a bit and eventually it sat down, almost as if posing for me. You can view more featured photos at

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Photo of the Day: Canterbury Cathedral in HDR

This HDR image of the cathedral in Canterbury, England is a composite of two separate photos taken from roughly the same angle. My first photo had underexposed the foreground arch, so I took another one with flash, but this slightly

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Photo of the Day: Edinburgh Flower

I took this a couple of weeks ago during my visit to Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. You can view more featured photos at my Photo of the Day Collection.

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Photo of the Day: Stonehenge Under the Setting Sun

I’m back from my trip to the United Kingdom but it’s going to be a while before I am ready to start posting about it. In the meantime, here’s a teaser photo from my visit to Stonehenge. My group had

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Mud Volcano Area, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 Sour Lake, one of the few fairly calm (as in gently simmering rather than overtly boiling) bodies of water in the Mud Volcano region of Yellowstone. #sourlake #landscapes #mudvolcano #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark
Mud Volcano Area, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 There is still some beauty to be found amid the unforgiving landscape of the Mud Volcano region of Yellowstone. Featured here is a butterfly (lower right) and a bee (upper left). . #mudvolcano #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark #insects #butterfly #bee #flowers
Mud Volcano Area, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 A hot spring in the Mud Volcano Area of Yellowstone featuring some fiercely boiling water. Definitely not a pool you'd want to take a swim in. #hotsprings #mudvolcano #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark
Grand Canyon: South Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 A squirrel I encountered during my hike of the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. He seemed annoyed that I interrupted his afternoon meal--you can see pieces of food hanging on his body. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #squirrels #Travel #wildlife
Grand Canyon: South Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 A bird winding its way through the Grand Canyon. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #birds #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #wildlife
Grand Canyon: South Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 A bird soaring through the Grand Canyon. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #birds #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #wildlife
Grand Canyon: South Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 I encountered this bird during my hike of the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #birds #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #wildlife
Grand Canyon: North Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 An elk I encountered along the Bridle Path on my way back to the lodge from hiking the Transept Trail. She had no fear of humans, probably would have let me walk right up to her, but I kept a respectful distance. Her children hung back across the street and rejoined her after I moved on. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #elk #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #wildlife
Zion National Park, Utah - August, 2018 A philosopher pondering the larger questions in life. Shot on the Riverside Walk trail. #americansouthwest #animals #nationalparks #roadtrips #squirrels #Travel #utah #wildlife #zion
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 A chipmunk on the floor of Bryce Canyon: "Are you talkin' to me?" (shot along the Navajo/Queen's Garden loop trail) #americansouthwest #animals #brycecanyon #chipmunks #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #utah #wildlife
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 A chipmunk on the floor of Bryce Canyon. Shot along the Navajo/Queen's Garden loop trail. #americansouthwest #animals #brycecanyon #chipmunks #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #utah #wildlife
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 A chipmunk in his three-point stance and ready for some football, on the floor of Bryce Canyon. Shot along the Navajo/Queen's Garden loop trail. #americansouthwest #animals #brycecanyon #chipmunks #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #utah #wildlife
Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 Lone bison walking in Lamar Valley. #animals #bison #buffalo #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #wildlife #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark
Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 On my first day in Yellowstone National Park I detoured to Lamar Valley before checking in to my hotel. Lamar Valley is supposed to be another prime wildlife viewing area, but in my case it proved to be less fruitful than Hayden Valley. Nevertheless, I did see a couple of bison herds here, including this one in a clearing beneath a large hill. #animals #bison #buffalo #landscapes #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #wildlife #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark
Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 Yellowstone Lake: West Thumb #lakes #landscapes #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #Wyoming #yellowstonelake #YellowstoneNationalPark
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