Photoset

The water of Istanbul gives the city true splendor. [February 2014.]

Photoset

Cappadocia hot air balloon adventure - high in the air. February 2014.

Photoset

Cappadocia hot air balloon adventure - pre-dawn. February 2014.

Photoset

The undulating hills of the Catskills. [March 2013]

Photoset

It is over 90 degrees in New York today, and maybe that’s why I wanted to revisit these photos taken a few months ago after a big snowstorm. Photos taken in Central Park on Feb. 10, 2013.

Photoset

White Sands, New Mexico [December 2012].

Photoset

View from the top of Chimney Rock hike at Ghost Ranch, of Lake Abiquiu and surrounding landscape. Absolutely breathtaking. 360 degree views and we could see for miles. One of those rare moments in life where I could feel the wonder of the world — I felt so small, yet so privileged to be there, in that moment, with that kind of beauty all around me. [December 2012]

Photoset

I’m about to embark on my next trip, and found it incredibly sad that I have yet to post any pictures from our Zion adventures. One of the highlights was Orderville Canyon, which we stumbled into while exploring the Narrows. Possibly the most magical place I’ve ever been in my life.

Photoset

Las Vegas desert morning light. As viewed ~5:30am from THEHotel at Mandalay Bay.

Photoset

It was never our intention to go to St. Lucia. But when we couldn’t figure out how to get to Dominica from there (economically), we found ourselves in a rather expensive vacation spot. Some of the world’s most luxurious resorts can be found on the island, easily charging $1,000+ per night to guests who have little to no intention of leaving their posh home away from home. Public transport is not easy to navigate and taxis will charge you $70 just to go a couple of miles.

We stayed with a local for 4 nights in Soufriere through AirBnB (+ 1-day road trip around the island), which allowed us to dig deeper into the local culture and ways of life. Though there is quite a bit of poverty (tourism is the island’s main economic force), the people seem to live happily by enjoying even the simple things. By the end of the trip, even I could appreciate “island time.”