Spotlight Thursday – An Iconic View of the Eiffel Tower

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Photo Thursday was taken while I was visiting Paris, France for training before I headed off to Equatorial Guinea.    The Eiffel Tower is the iconic landmark of France.  This was my second trip to Paris so I didn’t feel the need to head up the tower but I did stop by for a visit. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – On the Edge of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.  The North Rim was the last stop on my 2012 National Park Road Trip. Grand Canyon National Park was my 27th National Park on my quest to visit all 59 US National Parks. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – Hiking in Tayrona National Natural Park, Colombia

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my trip to Colombia. The highlight of the trip was the couple of days spent hiking in Tayrona National Natural Park.  Tayrona National Natural Park is a highlight on any trip to the Caribbean coast of Colombia.   The park is a short 30 min and 21 miles from the city of Santa Marta.  The park is a biologically diverse park.  It ranges from the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to the arid region by the sea. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my first trip to Europe.  As part of my People to People trip, we spent one day exploring St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.  We started off with a tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel.  We spent the afternoon learning history from one of the Vatican priests. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – House-boating on the Suwannee River

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Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Photo Thursday is from the Suwannee River, Florida, USA.  While I was in college, my parents would rent a houseboat on the Suwannee River.  They would spent the week of Thanksgiving on the river.  I would join them as soon as classes let out for Thanksgiving.  We would spent the week on a small houseboat and motor up and down the river. Continue Reading . . .