Reflections and Anticipations: My Global Journeys

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Lisbon, praca do comercio © Houston Vandergriff

2023: A Photographic Odyssey

2023 has been a whirlwind of experiences and explorations. As a travel photographer, I’ve had the fortune of leading tours to some of the world’s most captivating destinations. Each journey not only enriched my portfolio but also my soul.

Egypt: Tracing Ancient Footsteps

An 8-Day Adventure Through Time. In April 2023, I embarked on an 8-day adventure through Egypt. This trip wasn’t just about seeing the pyramids or cruising on the Nile; it was about immersing ourselves in the history and beauty of a land that has shaped humanity. From the bustling bazaars to the monumental Karnak Temple, every moment was a step back in time. Sharing my passion for photography, we captured memories that spanned millennia, turning fleeting moments into eternal snapshots.

Lisbon: European Charm and History

A Dive into Culture and Color. Lisbon was another highlight of 2023. The city’s unique blend of tradition and modernity made for an amazing backdrop for both photography and exploration. We wandered through historic neighborhoods, tasted exquisite Portuguese cuisine, and delved into the rich tapestry of Lisbon’s history.  Lisbon has worked to make every museum, cathedral, monastery, and castle fully accessible. The vibrancy of the city was not just in its streets but in its people, making every photograph a story in itself.

Looking Ahead: 2024’s Adventures

Costa Rica: Nature’s Paradise. Though the Costa Rica trip is sold out, it’s worth mentioning the excitement surrounding it. In January 2024, we will be venturing into the heart of Costa Rica, a country renowned for its natural beauty and wildlife. From the Cloud Forest in Monteverde to the imposing Arenal Volcano, we anticipate an expedition filled with breathtaking landscapes and intimate encounters with nature.

Peru: A Journey to the Sacred Valley

Mystical Machu Picchu and Beyond. Later this year, Peru beckons. This 9-day adventure promises to be a fusion of ancient history and vibrant culture. We will stroll through the bustling streets of Lima, explore the enigmatic ruins of Machu Picchu, and experience the rich cultural tapestry of the Sacred Valley. It’s an adventure that will not only capture the beauty of Peru but also the spirit of its people.

More Than Just Travels

As I look back on 2023 and forward to 2024, I realize these journeys are more than just tours; they are a continuous thread of learning, sharing, and growing. Each trip brings new insights, not just into the places we visit but into ourselves. As a travel photographer, my goal is not just to show the world but to connect with it, one snapshot at a time.

Join me as we continue to explore, discover, and capture the essence of our beautiful planet.

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