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Photo of the Day: Florence Cathedral Dome

This is a view of the Florence Cathedral’s dome as seen from the top of Giotto’s Campanile (a.k.a., Giotto’s Bell Tower), overlooking the beautiful city of Florence and out toward the hills beyond. Somewhere in those hills stands the villa

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Photo of the Day: Lucca, Italy

Lucca is a charming Tuscan city still surrounded by medieval walls and featuring several towers that you can climb to get a bird’s-eye view. This photo was taken from the top of one of those towers. You can view more

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Photo of the Day: Beautiful Florence

This was taken during my 2011 Eurotrip after my long climb to the top of Giotto’s Campanile (a.k.a., Giotto’s Bell Tower) in Florence, Italy. Once at the top, you are rewarded with a splendid 360-degree view of this historic city,

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Photo of the Day: Tuscan Countryside

Italy is such a beautiful country, and Tuscany in particular. This was my daily view from the front yard of the villa I called home for two weeks outside Florence in 2011. Related Posts: Eurotrip 2011, Part 2: Under The

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Photo of the Day: Tuscan Sunrise

I’m going to try sharing these photos of the day more often to keep my blog active on days I’m not writing. This was taken on the grounds of a villa in the hills of Tuscany outside Florence in 2011.

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Eurotrip 2011, Part 6: Leaning Towers and Haunted Villas

This installment covers Days 14–15 of my 2011 trip to Europe… At the end of our two-night, ill-fated Cinque Terre stay, we checked out of our hotel early to catch the bus that would take us into La Spezia for the

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My Villa in Tuscany

This video is a tour of the grounds surrounding the villa I lived in for two weeks outside of Florence, Italy in 2011. You may have already seen this if you read Part 1 of my Eurotrip journal, though the

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Eurotrip 2011: The Video

I thought I’d kick off the new Videos section of this blog with the very first video I made from one of my trips.  This video covers most of my month in Europe in 2011, including visits to Italy, Switzerland,

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Eurotrip 2011, Part 2: Under The Tuscan Sun

This installment of my travel journal covers Days 2–4 of my 2011 trip to Europe… Picking up where we left off in Part 1, we finally arrived at our villa in the hills of Tuscany, which would serve as our base

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Eurotrip 2011: My Journal

I’ve finally gotten around to writing up the journal of the month-long trip I took with my uncle last fall to Italy, Switzerland, and Croatia. I had intended to keep a journal while I was over there but it didn’t

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Angel Canyon, Utah - August, 2018 Shot during my visit to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. #americansouthwest #angelcanyon #bestfriendsanimalsanctuary #landscapes #mountains #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #utah
Angel Canyon, Utah - August, 2018 Shot during my visit to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. #americansouthwest #angelcanyon #bestfriendsanimalsanctuary #landscapes #mountains #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #utah
Angel Canyon, Utah - August, 2018 These photos are from my downtime at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah, where I volunteered in Dogtown (you can also volunteer with cats, horses, pigs, bunnies, etc.). It was a rewarding experience; I would love to return one day. When I wasn’t volunteering, I explored the Angel Canyon area, where Best Friends is located. Unfortunately it was a mostly rainy couple of days and I wasn’t able to explore the majority of the canyon as the roads were closed for flooding, but I still managed to get a few decent shots. #americansouthwest #angelcanyon #bestfriendsanimalsanctuary #landscapes #mountains #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #utah
Luray, Virginia - October, 2018 A hammock between two trees casting long shadows on the grounds of the farmhouse we rented this past fall in the Shenandoah Valley. #farmhouse #landscapes #Luray #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #scenery #ShenandoahValley #Travel #UnitedStates #Virginia #luraymodern
Luray, Virginia - October, 2018 A babbling brook on the grounds of the farmhouse we rented this past fall in the Shenandoah Valley. #brooks #Luray #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #scenery #ShenandoahValley #streams #Travel #UnitedStates #Virginia #luraymodern
Luray, Virginia - October, 2018 This is the charming farmhouse we rented in the town of Luray in the Shenandoah Valley this past fall. The grounds and interior were beautiful; I could totally get used to living like that, though the location was a little too remote for my wife’s taste. I, on the other hand, loved the privacy, and we both dug the feeling of staying in a historic place while still enjoying modern amenities. I would definitely recommend the farmhouse if you’re planning a trip to the area. Just do a google search for “luray modern farmhouse.” . #farmhouse #landscapes #Luray #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #scenery #ShenandoahValley #Travel #UnitedStates #Virginia #luraymodern
London, England - February, 2016 This photo was taken during my walk through St. James Park, which is located near Buckingham Palace. #architecture #lakes #england #europe #landscapes #london #Photography #St.JamesPark #Travel #unitedkingdom
London, England - February, 2016 Buckingham Palace #architecture #buckinghampalace #england #europe #historicbuildings #landscapes #london #palaces #Photography #Travel #unitedkingdom
London, England - February, 2016 Admiralty House. #AdmiraltyHouse #architecture #england #europe #historicbuildings #HorseGuardsParade #landscapes #london #Photography #Travel #unitedkingdom
Fundy National Park, Canada - August, 2016 Rocky stream. #bayoffundy #Canada #fundynationalpark #hiking #landscapes #maritimeprovinces #maritimes #newbrunswick #Photography #roadtrips #streams #waterfalls
Fundy National Park, Canada - August, 2016 Moss-covered stream. #bayoffundy #Canada #fundynationalpark #hiking #landscapes #maritimeprovinces #maritimes #newbrunswick #Photography #roadtrips #streams
Fundy National Park, Canada - August, 2016 This photo is from an early evening hike in Fundy National Park along a small waterfall trail. It was beautiful, like a stroll through Middle Earth, and peaceful—we had the entire trail to ourselves. Our schedule didn't allow us time to see much of the park, but it's clearly worth at least a full-day's visit. #bayoffundy #Canada #fundynationalpark #hiking #landscapes #maritimeprovinces #maritimes #newbrunswick #Photography #roadtrips #streams #waterfalls
Bruges, Belgium - July, 2014 The main canal. #architecture #belgium #bruges #canals #cities #europe #historicbuildings #landscapes #Photography
Bruges, Belgium - July, 2014 The bell tower. #architecture #belgium #bruges #cities #europe #historicbuildings #belltower #Photography
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