“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.”
~ Steve McCurry
We started our “Snapshot Stories” series by featuring just a couple or so travel photos of ours, accompanied by a few words. Short. Snappy. A breezy read. That was the original idea.
But since launching this travel blog back in 2012, we’ve come across so many beautiful photos by talented photographers (both hobbyists and pros) – photos that we really wanted to share here. So now in our “Snapshot Stories,” we feature pics by guest contributors too.
The photographers and contributors who take the photos here also share the tale behind the photo they snapped, taking you deeper into the picture and making it more meaningful…
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.
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.
Our guest photographer relished her night at the Four Seasons Bora Bora, fulfilling her dream of staying with her husband in an overwater bungalow.
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.
The Shinbyu ceremony in Myanmar (Burma) celebrates boys becoming novice monks. It begins with a colorful procession to the monastery.
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!
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.
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.
Very traditional, Cafe Tacuba restaurant is a charming eatery in a colonial-era building – worth seeking out when in Mexico City (reasonably priced too).
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).
Do you want to participate?
We’re always looking for new travel photos for “Snapshot Stories.”
If you’d like to participate, please send us an email and tell us where we can see some of your travel pictures. If we like what we see, we’ll provide you with guidelines on how you can send your submission.