USA Trip Highlights

The latest trip was through parts of the USA in December 2018, taking my camera along for the ride of course.
I love travelling, especially with family and friends, to new places or familiar – it’s in my blood.
Travel for me is equal parts exploration, education and contemplation. Travel can be a form of escape from the self, but also an opportunity for self-discovery.
A highlight for me is always meeting new people and making new friends, and I love sharing my experiences through my photography.
Travel reminds you that people are generally good decent folk wherever you go, and that reminds us we can get a bit caught up in our unrealistic fears and anxieties. Turn off the news, go look at the world for yourself, and form your own views on things.

I like this from Jack Kerouac: “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” 

And this, a version of which was on posters in New York: “There are no strangers here; only friends you have not met yet” – W B Yeats.

I’ll leave the last word to an adventurous journeyman, the late Anthony Bourdain, a man of passion who I admired greatly.

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”

Enjoy the blog, and plan that next trip.

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Providence Mountains in the eastern Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, CA
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Grand Canyon, AZ
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Grand Canyon
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Page, AZ
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Bryce Canyon, UT
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Bryce Canyon, UT
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Zion National Park, UT
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Chipmunk, Zion National Park, UT
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Zion National Park, UT
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Observation Point, Zion National Park, UT
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Sunset, Zion National Park, UT
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Zion National Park, UT
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Truck stop, New Mexico
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Ranch, New Mexico
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The Bean, Chicago, IL
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Looking up, it’s all about the architecture, Chicago, IL
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Historic Quincy Station, Chicago, IL
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Historic Grand Central Station, NY
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Manhattan from Liberty Island, NY
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9/11 Memorial, NY
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Skyline from the Whitney Museum, NY
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Christmas, Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY
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Trains viewed from the Highline, NY
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China Town, NY
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Lower Manhattan from the Manhattan Bridge, NY
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Lower Manhattan, East River and Brooklyn Bridge, viewed from the Manhattan Bridge, NY
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Sepia skyline, midtown, NY
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Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, Brooklyn, NY
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Upper West Side, NY
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Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia, PA
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Rodin understands the human condition, Philadelphia, PA
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George Washington, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
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Metropolitan Museum, NY
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Metropolitan Museum, NY
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Central Park, NY
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Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA
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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
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Alcatraz, San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco, CA
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Streetcar, San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
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Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA
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The Powell and Market cable cars, San Francisco, CA

 

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