Travel Photos

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Photo essays, slideshows, and illustrations that tell family travel stories.

Harem Pants – Modesty and Fashion in India

by Sandra Foyt

Before traveling to India, I took my daughter shopping for appropriately modest clothing. Or so I thought. Even though Kayla packed longer shorts – much longer than anything she would willingly wear in the US – it turned out that anything above the knee is […]

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Beware the Monkey Temple

by Sandra Foyt

Hanuman, the popular monkey deity in Hindu religion, can be found in statues and carvings at temples and shrines throughout India. But that’s not where Galwar Bagh, the Hindu pilgrimage site near Jaipur, India got its name. No, the origins of the site’s nickname comes […]

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The Art of Henna

by Sandra Foyt

Mehndi, the ancient henna art of intricate yet temporary tattoos, is popular with girls in America. Found at theme parks such as Disney’s Epcot, girls choose stencil designs that are drawn freehand with a dark brown paste that later washes off, leaving an orange tattoo. […]

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Exotic India Beguiles at Amber Fort

by Sandra Foyt

The India of myth and magic – elephants and tigers, enchanting scents and spices – enchants even the most jaded travelers to Rahasthan. Dubbed the “land of kings,” medieval cities have long prospered amidst the Great Indian Desert covering much of the Republic of India’s […]

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Train to Jaipur

by Sandra Foyt

When researching family travel in India, I perused brochures about luxury trains. Works of art in themselves – envelopes within envelopes, ribbons, seals, and gold, lots of gold – the brochures featured trains with exotic names like the “Golden Chariot” or “Palace on Wheels” promising […]

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The Taj Mahal

by Sandra Foyt

A lot has changed since last I visited the Taj Mahal in 1990. Air pollution has decreased significantly since factories were relocated out of Agra, India. There’s also a new ticket building – with bathrooms – and a shuttle system.  What has not changed is […]

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The Road to Agra

by Sandra Foyt

On the day before India was to debut a new 6-lane expressway that halves the travel time between New Delhi and Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, I made the trip on a road that was decidedly NOT an expressway. Road to Agra The last […]

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LARAC Weekend in Glens Falls

by Cie McCullough Buschle

This weekend the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, or LARAC,  held their 41st Annual June Art Festival.  Here are some photo highlights from some of the vendors that came this year. Sculptor Matt Horner uses stones he finds in the rivers and mountains of the Adirondacks. […]

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How to Spot a Tourist in New York City

by Sandra Foyt

No matter what anyone tells you, it’s not cool to walk the mean streets of New York City with a camera around your neck. Knowing that, I’ve tried for subtlety. Camera discreetly tucked into a stylish handbag, replacing the DSLR with tiny point-and-shoots, or my […]

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Cruising Boston Harbor with Boston’s Best Cruises

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Out in Boston Harbor, overlooked by most visitors in favor of the history and sports teams the great city has to offer, lie a group of 34 islands, all part of the National Park System. The Boston Harbor Islands have beaches, hiking trails, lighthouses, camping, […]

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