SNAPSHOT STORIES

Copenhagen photos

Snapshot Story #29: Copenhagen’s colorful bicycles

By Janice and George | June 28, 2018

It’s impossible to look at Copenhagen photos and not spot some bicycles. The Copenhagen bicycle culture is that strong! These photos will make you want to go for a ride.

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Gokyo Ri trek

Snapshot Story #28: Blessed by prayer flags on a Gokyo Ri trek

By Janice and George | May 19, 2018

The less-traveled trekking route to see Mount Everest is Gokyo Ri. The views are astounding. And atop the peak, Tibetan prayer flags release countless prayers into the wind.

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Four Seasons Bora Bora

Snapshot Story #27: A little slice of paradise at Four Seasons Bora Bora

By Janice and George | May 4, 2018

Our guest photographer relished her night at the Four Seasons Bora Bora, fulfilling her dream of staying with her husband in an overwater bungalow.

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Leaning Tower of Pisa at sunset

Snapshot Story #26: The Leaning Tower of Pisa at sunset is worth a stop!

By Janice and George | April 4, 2018

Just like the tower’s unintended tilt, our guest photographer’s visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa at sunset was unintended. But it resulted in this stunning photo from her Italy trip.

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Shinbyu Myanmar festival

Snapshot Story #25: Colorful Shinbyu procession celebrates novice monks

By Janice and George | March 22, 2018

The Shinbyu ceremony in Myanmar (Burma) celebrates boys becoming novice monks. It begins with a colorful procession to the monastery.

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Northern Lights in Alberta

Snapshot Story #24: Chasing northern lights photos in Alberta

By Janice and George | January 20, 2018

Elk Island National Park is one of the best places to see the northern lights in Canada. Battling mosquitoes, this intrepid photographer shoots a dazzling photo!

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Snapshot Story #23: Louvre copyists learn by painting the masterpieces

By Janice and George | January 7, 2018

The Louvre Museum has a tradition of allowing artists to learn by painting the masterpieces. Sometimes they catch your attention more than the original art.

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birds of costa rica - quetzal

Snapshot Story #22: Flying high with the beautiful birds of Costa Rica

By Janice and George | February 4, 2017

The quetzal may be the most beautiful of the birds of Costa Rica. But dive-bombing pelicans, shy toucans and mangrove hawks are amazing to see too.

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gdansk old town

Snapshot Story #21: A peek into Gdansk Old Town

By Janice and George | November 10, 2016

Gdansk, Poland, is not just shipyards and the birthplace of modern Europe’s anti-communist movement. Gdansk Old Town is a colorful medieval center – and very pretty!

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Myanmar monks

Snapshot Story #20: Myanmar monks and memories

By Janice and George | October 15, 2016

The land of immortality – and gems. The golden land, for its pagodas and sunsets. Photos of Myanmar monks and our memories remind us of this special land.

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Cafe Tacuba restaurant

Snapshot Story #19: Old-world charm at Cafe Tacuba restaurant in Mexico City

By Janice and George | March 8, 2016

Very traditional, Cafe Tacuba restaurant is a charming eatery in a colonial-era building – worth seeking out when in Mexico City (reasonably priced too).

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photos of Baden-Baden

Snapshot Story #18: Baden-Baden in photos (a beautiful spa town!)

By Janice and George | October 6, 2015

Queen Victoria loved it. So did Brahms. Germany’s spa town, Baden-Baden, was the summer capital of Europe. And it’s still beautiful (think luxury, music and elegant spas).

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Snapshot Story #17: Visit Trogir, the tiny Croatian town nicknamed Little Venice

By Janice and George | September 8, 2015

Tiny Trogir has no canals. Never mind. It’s still nicknamed “Little Venice.” If you visit Croatia, try to see the medieval fairy tale town of Trogir.

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Shwesandaw Pagoda

Snapshot Story #16: Myanmar’s Shwesandaw Pagoda is bigger than the Shwedagon!

By Janice and George | July 5, 2015

The glittering gold Shwesandaw Pagoda in Pyay, Myanmar, is even bigger than Yangon’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda. It’s less touristy too.

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