Skimboard Sprint, Take Two

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. Turns out that it’s an easy fix to straighten a … Read more

Skimboard Sprint

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 forum lead on the latest SITS Girls’ blog challenge: Pin-tastic … Read more

7 Super Shots: Powerful Travel Photos

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 7 Super Shots – where each travel blogger shares their … Read more

Photo Essay: A Garden Tour at Cornell Plantations

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 at Cornell Plantations. Cornell Plantations Welcome Center Enter the Winter … Read more

A Photo Tour of the St. Thomas Synagogue

A walk through downtown Charlotte Amalie on the US Virgin Island of St. Thomas is a lesson in religious freedom like none other. Within six blocks, and often side-by-side, you will pass numerous churches, many with a rich colonial history. One of the most interesting is the St. Thomas Synagogue. Declared a National Historic Landmark … Read more

How Do You Like Them Apples?

Sunlight in autumn casts a warm glow on ruby red apples and fallen golden leaves, beckoning us to apple picking farms for our annual indulgence of Honeycrisp apples, cider donuts, and apple cider. “Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.” — Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples “Why not upset the apple cart? If you … Read more

Kicking Up the Travel Shots!

Do you want to know why I adore the SITs Girls? It’s not just because they are deeply committed to supporting bloggers every step of the way; it’s also because they have an uncanny ability to know just what I need, when I need it. For months now, I have been carting around my camera’s … Read more