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10 ways to be in your travel photos

10 Ways to be in Your Travel Photos When You Hate Having Your Photo Taken

Posted In: Travel Photography
If you are like me, you arrive home from an adventure somewhere to find that you have very few, if any travel photos of me on those adventures.  While I really do not like having my photo taken, it is nice to be in some photos to show you actually did go to those amazing places.So, as a person who hates being in photos, here are my ten ways to include yourself in your travel photos.1 - Be a Small Part of the Overall PhotoBy being a small part of overall travel photos, you do not become the main focus of the photos.  In the[...]
Colossi of Memnon
Luxor

Colossi of Memnon

Posted In: Egypt
The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues, standing 20 metres tall, of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.  Since 1350BC (over 3,400 years), when Amenhotep III ruled Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII, the statues have stood in the Theban Necroplolis, west of what is now Luxor and the Nile River. The Colossi of Memnon was built during the pharaoh’s lifetime.  Its original function was to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple.  Here he was worshipped as a god both before and after[...]
Beautiful buildings
Albano

Albano, Italy – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Italy
Albano Laziale is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, on the Alban Hills, in Latium, central Italy.  It is 25 kilometres outside of Rome.  It is a beautiful town with stunning old buildings.The town dates back to the first millennium BC with the first recorded evidence of human settlement.  For this reasons, the area is steeped in history with stunning historical buildings, beautiful religious buildings and gardens. Albano is a great place to spend time wandering the streets, exploring and[...]
Honolulu
Honolulu

10 Random Things About Honolulu

Posted In: United States
I had a week in Honolulu for a conference and thought I would share 10 random things I noticed while there. 1 – Get up early to see a sunrise To get out of Waikiki for a sunrise I decided to take a photography tour with Oahu Photography Tours.  It was a great way to see some amazing scenery around the island and to get some amazing photos.  A special shout out to De-Jay who was my guide on the day. 2 – Waikiki is full of designer shops Waikiki is set up for tourists and for shopping and[...]
15 Songs for Your Next Road Trip

15 Songs for Your Next Road Trip

Posted In: Plan Your Travel
Who else sometimes feels the need to take a road trip? That feeling of driving down the open road, exploring the unknown. It has been a tradition for so many of us from growing up to now. To me a big difference between taking a road trip as a kid and now is that we get to control the music. I love taking a road trip and I love having great music playing in the car on those road trips.  It’s great to be travelling along new roads with music blaring. So I thought I would share 15 of the songs I always have in my playli[...]
Pompeii Brothel
Pompeii

Pompeii Brothel – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Italy
Pompeii is the most famous of the ancient Roman towns preserved after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. What is not as well known is that Pompeii was home to brothels and the graphic sexual images that adorned their walls. One such brothel, Lupanare, was built only a few years before the volcanic eruption. Much of the art shows sex acts that some archaeologists believe were advertisements of available services. However, it is also believed that the images may have shown an idealised version of what it was like to wo[...]
Visiting Port Arthur
Port Arthur

Visiting Port Arthur

Posted In: Australia
Port Arthur is a small town and UNESCO world heritage listed former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania.  It is one of Australia's most significant heritage sites.  It has a tragic history both in the convict era and in modern times.Getting to Port Arthur Most people who go to Port Arthur travel from Hobart to the site. Port Arthur is about a 1 hour and 30 minute drive from Hobart.  If you are staying in Hobart, I recommend you get up early to make sure you are at Port Arthur whe[...]
15 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Iceland
Iceland

15 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Iceland

Posted In: Iceland
I hope these photos of Iceland inspire you to see this beautiful country. Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries to visit.  From its rugged coastline, to its stunning waterfalls, to its quaint churches, this beautiful country is a must visit. We spent 17 wonderful days exploring this beautiful country and it simply was not enough time.  As we flew out of Reykjavik, I knew I was already missing Iceland and I cannot wait to return.  Having seen Iceland in September, I really now want to see it in winte[...]
Hiking the Inca Trail - What We Took With Us
Peru

Hiking the Inca Trail – Packing List

Posted In: Hikes | Peru
Hiking the Inca Trail had been on my bucket list for some time.  So to actually hike the trail was a dream come true.  But there was a lot of things to do before we did the trek, getting fit for one!  But what was also important was what we should take with us on the trek. Two Packs You get to take two packs with you on the Inca Trail hike.  The first pack was carried the entire trek for us by a porter and we could pack up to 6kg in that pack.  The second pack we carried ourselves.  In this pack[...]
Male Statues & Their Appendages - Paris
Paris

Male Statues & Their Appendages – Paris Part 4

Posted In: France | Male Statues
The Louvre This is the fifth in my blog series of Male Statues & Their Appendages.  If you haven’t seen the previous four blogs, please head over to my Male Statues Series. We spent a day at the Louvre.  Now can I just say that there are sooooo many male statues in the Louvre that show their appendages.  Here are a few examples of them. This one just looks painful The laid back sexy look. The noble one. The dad The tragedy.[...]