So, while updating this website, I began scrolling through old posts and came across photos that I absolutely loved.
I thought it would be fun to do a post in which we'd remember these favorite pictures and honor them. So here it is! :)
#10: A Snake in Costa Rica
I actually forgot we had even taken this picture for a few years after our Costa Rica trip. When I happened upon it only recently, I was astounded that we managed to photograph this snake like this. I always love looking back on the memory of that trip, and I feel like this picture is a great way to do so.
#9: New York Skyline from Brooklyn Bridge
When our family went to New York and walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, we took about a thousand pictures, all in black and white, of it. This is one of my favorites. I never know quite why, but I know one thing: I love the interesting perspective, from an artist's point of view, that it gives on the New York skyline.
#8: Jumping Off Hanalei Pier
To me, whenever I look at this picture I can't help but laugh. It shows so much of my dad and my brother's characters, and is immensely whimsical. I also love the great insight it shows on what a fun experience jumping off the pier at Hanalei Bay was.
#7: The Lincoln Memorial
I love that we open our Washington DC post with such a sculptural, artistic view on one of DC's most famous memorials. My mom, dad, brother and I are always trying to find ways to flip your perspective on something with a photograph, and I feel that this is a perfect example of that.
#6: Walking Across Suspension Bridges in Costa Rica
I fell in love with this picture the instant I saw it, after a few years of forgetting we had ever taken it (much like the snake picture at the beginning of this post). It's a beautifully scenic picture, which I always love.
#5: Hiking Down to Hideaways Beach
I just love the beautiful, striking views of the rainforest and coral reefs in this picture. It brings back a lot of amazing memories, while still portraying an exhilarating sense of adventure.
#4: Sunset Over Big Island
This is such a beautiful picture (in my opinion). I love the way the sunset reflects on the ocean, and the way the palm trees frame a glowing heart in the light. I always come back to this one and can't help but sigh at the beauty.
#3: Sunset Over Santa Barbara
Of course. I save the sunset pictures for (close to) last. But you have to admit, sunset pictures are pretty irresistible. I especially love the unique, slightly outer-space-like ones, such as this. I love the simplicity of it, and how you really can only focus on one thing (part of the reason why I like black and white pictures so much).
#2: Cherry Trees in Stanley Park
My dad explained to me that people travel from far away just to photograph cherry trees blooming, and that we were lucky to see them right here, in Stanley Park. We couldn't resist but attempt to take some cherry tree pictures ourselves, and I'm amazed at how they turned out. Honestly. Amazed.
#1: Mammoth Mountain
I don't know what it is about this picture, but the instant I saw it I couldn't take my eyes off it. The black and white simplicity of it, the cold, concrete building to the right, the warm, cabin-like house to the left, the snow piled up before it like white-caps in the ocean, and, above all, Mammoth Mountain framed in between them.
A little bit about us...
We're a family of four (a daughter, a son, and their mother and father.... oh, and a six-month old Standard Poodle puppy). But we all share one thing in common: our love of travel and adventure!
Hotel of the Month
Solage Calistoga: the image of perfection. We stayed here recently on our trip to Napa Valley and couldn't have been more amazed at this stunning resort. The rooms, each one an individual cottage, were immaculate and private. The property itself contained multiple pools and other amenities, all of which were designed beautifully. One of our favorite parts had to be the Michelin-star restaurant, which served some of the best food we'd ever eaten. Solage Calistoga was the perfect fit for our family (and dog!), and we are eager to stay there again.