Travel Photos

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

A Stop at Ocean Drive, Newport, Rhode Island

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Newport, RI, is known for mansions and yacht races, but one of its best attractions is ten miles of road along the ocean. Here you can view both nature and architecture at their best. From houses built in the Gilded Age, at the beginning of […]

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The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.

by Sandra Foyt

The display of cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. peaked early this year, but Cherry Blossom Festival celebrations draw visitors from around the world through the month of April. There’s nothing quite as beautiful as the sight of cherry blossom trees in bloom against the backdrop […]

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Self-Portraits, An Inauspicious Beginning

by Sandra Foyt

Taking self-portraits turned out to be a bust, in more ways than one. Heading into the weekend, Day 5 of the SITS Girls’ Pin-tastic Pinterest Challenge required us to capture the one person that rarely makes it into the frame – the photographer. Not only […]

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Adventure Where You Find It

by Cie McCullough Buschle

With such great weather this past weekend, my two kids, our two dogs and I all piled into our car to enjoy a short road trip adventure. At first we thought we might explore some of Saratoga Spring’s more exotic restaurants, but it turned out […]

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Golden Light Travel Photos

by Sandra Foyt

Outdoors, it can be tricky to harness natural light for photos. Available light can be too harsh, or too dim, to get good detail in the image. And just enough light doesn’t guarantee great photos. But if there is one time of day when you’re […]

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Capture Natural Light In Travel Photos

by Sandra Foyt

In Day 3 of the SITS Girls’ Pin-tastic Pinterest Challenge, Courtney of Click it Up a Notch challenges us to use natural light. Which isn’t hard to do outdoors, but doesn’t come easy indoors. Outdoors, I’m usually able to get the image – such as […]

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Skimboard Sprint, Take Two

by Sandra Foyt

As much as I loved the first version of Skimboard Sprint, there was something slightly off about the photo. But I couldn’t tell what it was until Day 2 of the SITS Girls’ Pin-tastic Pinterest Challenge when I finally noticed that the horizon was askew. […]

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Skimboard Sprint

by Sandra Foyt

Do you remember when I boasted that I would be kicking up the travel shots on Albany Kid? Like many good intentions, that didn’t go far. But it’s a new day, a new year even, and this time I have signed on to be a […]

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7 Super Shots: Powerful Travel Photos

by Sandra Foyt

Travel photos have power. They draw us to distant lands, connecting us with people and places far, far away. And our own travel photos carry the memories of transformative experiences. So when Jessie Voigts of Wandering Educators invited me to take part in in HostelBookers […]

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Photo Essay: A Garden Tour at Cornell Plantations

by Sandra Foyt

The pleasures of a garden in winter are subtle: respite, and the promise of brighter things to come. It’s fitting that on the gloomiest, rainiest of days for a college tour at Cornell University; the sun broke out as we strolled through the Winter Garden […]

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