I did one of these about three months ago and the feedback was really great. I always love looking through old photos of our adventures, and as the school year is fast approaching, I thought it'd be a nice time to do another Top 10 Favorite Photos post.
After all, who doesn't like looking at beautiful (and sometimes, funny) pictures? I know I do.
#10: The Whitney
I always love pictures of people among the world's greatest artwork, since they provide a nice contrast. Add in the beautiful scenery of the city of New York, and it doesn't get any better than that.
#9: Waves At Miramar Beach
I love Miramar Beach, and I feel like this picture perfectly captures its beauty and energy on a sunny day in Santa Barbara. Just looking at this picture makes me itch to jump in the waves!
#8: Trail to Hammonds Beach
There's something very tropical and inviting about this picture, is there not? As with the picture above, I love how this picture perfectly captures the adventure of beginning the hike down to Hammonds Beach (both happen to be in Santa Barbara, too).
#7: "Central Park With Scout"
This striking picture of Central Park in November first appeared in the Tall Tales of Travel post "Central Park with Scout." Therefore, I just couldn't resist fitting it into my favorite pictures - both because of the vivid autumn colors and the exciting day that came with it.
#6: Kilauea Lighthouse
It's honestly ridiculously difficult to try to number these ten amazing pictures in any particular order, but I've done my best, both based on the experience we had while taking the photo and the photo itself. Naturally, then, Kilauea Lighthouse in Kauai beats all experience-wise, and this beautiful picture only enunciates the beauty of that day.
#5: Count Dooku (aka my brother) in Washington DC
I honestly burst into laughter every time I see this hilarious picture of my brother attempting to be Count Dooku from Stars War: the Clone Wars. We were in the gift shop of the Spy Museum in DC at the time - one of the best museum experiences I've ever had, and highly recommended to kids of all ages.
#4: Brooklyn Bridge
My dad took about fifty pictures of Brooklyn Bridge, all in black and white, while we were walking it about a year ago, and they always seem to worm their way onto my "top ten" lists. But how could they not? These pictures give a completely different insight on a landmark we all know so well, something I can never resist.
#3: Biking to Miramar Beach
I just realized that the majority of these pictures are from Santa Barbara (take a hint & plan your next SB trip here). But for good reason - this picture of a bike leading down to Miramar Beach has always been one of our most popular photos, and I completely understand why.
#2: Walk to Thousand Steps Beach
The vibrant colors in this picture, the way it emits a feeling of adventure... what's not to love?
#1: View of Vancouver
This picture, taken from Granville Island in Vancouver, offers such amazing views of Vancouver on the horizon. I love the colors of both the sea and the sky in this photo, along with the sea planes, the way this picture is so spread out and vast, and the Vancouver city skyline. When it comes to it, there really is no beating this photo.
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.