Our Favorite Travel Photos: 10 bloggers share the stories behind their favorite travel photos

Geisha Maiko in Gion Kyoto, Japan

I’ve taken thousands of photos in really amazing places, but this one is my absolute favorite. I realized this as I was going through some of my photos and came to this one. As soon as I saw it, I filled with joy and pride and I could remember the exact moment that I took it.

Dave and I were on a trip with his parents in Kyoto. We split up with them for a bit because I wanted to head to Gion to see the geisha and maiko. We spotted this gorgeous maiko in an alley just behind the old famous geisha school in Gion. We had been perched there for ages, waiting patiently, as if we were stalking our prey. We spotted her from a ways back and tried to contain our excitement so that we could get a photo before the other tourists could block our shot. She walked expressionless and looked into my camera as I took her photo. Out of all of the places I have been, this moment and this photo is by far my favorite.

I got so inspired after seeing this photo that I decided to ask my blogger friends what their favorite travel photo is. Here are the results… Continue reading

My 50 Favorite Pictures of Hawaii

October 13-21

A year In Photos Days 231-239

Leaving Texas was very hard for me. Since moving to Korea to teach in February 2011, this was  only my second trip home to the States in a year and a half. My first trip home was back in January and I was only there for 2 weeks. It flew by! This time I was home twice as long, but it still didn’t feel long enough.

I’m was so thankful for our stop off in Hawaii because it was absolutely gorgeous there and so relaxing! The Grand Hyatt Kauai was stunningly beautiful. Couldn’t have asked for a better resort! And the Hyatt Waikiki had fantastic room views.

Here are 50 of my favorite Hawaii pictures. Click the photo to see a larger image.