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Perfect Sonoma Retreat at Fairmont

Disclosure: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa provided us with complimentary dinner at their 38º North Lounge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own! During our recent January trip to Sonoma Valley in Northern California, my husband and I wanted a really private, secluded spot so that we could relax and […] Read More

In August of this year (2016), I've spent 4 amazing days in Maine. Last time I was in Maine was about 15 years ago so I was excited to be back! Without exaggeration, the biggest highlight of my trip was staying in absolutely the best Bed & Breakfast in Maine - Inn at Sunrise Point, […] Read More

Whale Watching in Nova Scotia

In August of this year, I had one of the most amazing wild life experiences of my life. I went whale watching in Nova Scotia, Canada, and was lucky to witness multiple humpback whales playing, flipping their tails, spraying water, making noises, jumping out of the water, right in front of my eyes.  I especially […] Read More

Tulips of Switzerland

I was in Montreux, Switzerland in April 2016 and wrote a post about it: 10 Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. I was so impressed with how colorful Montreux was with flowers, I am dedicating a whole post to share the best photos I took. There were especially many tulips, of all different kinds and […] Read More

10 Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland

Beautiful Montreux, Switzerland - I was there for 3 days in April of this year (2016). It's a relatively small town, but there is so much to do and so much to see any time of the year, 3 days were clearly not enough. Here is my top 10 quick and easy things to do […] Read More

Palace of Versailles: Interior Apartments

I've already posted 2 photo essays about Versailles: one about The Palace of Versailles Architecture and another one about the Gardens of Versailles.  In this post, I am sharing just a few photos of the Interior Apartments at the Palace of Versailles. The Palace has an enormous number of rooms, so my photos are just […] Read More

The Gardens of Versailles

My today's post, The Gardens of Versailles, is part 2 of my blog series about Versailles in France (make sure to check out part 1: The Palace of Versailles Architecture and part 3: the Interior Apartments of the Palace of Versailles). I went to Versailles in April 2016, and this is the photo essay of my visit. […] Read More

Palace of Versailles: Architecture

Welcome to the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles), the home of the French royalty in the 17th and 18th centuries!   It's only 12 miles away from the center of Paris, and is a "must see" place for any tourist.  The palace is so huge that I decided to dedicate 3 blog posts to […] Read More

Beautiful Eze Village in Southern France

My dream of visiting France has finally come true. After LOTS and LOTS of planning, my husband and I have finally traveled to Europe in April of this year (2016). It was my first time travelling to Europe ever, and I fell in love even more with our beautiful planet! I documented pretty much everything […] Read More

10 Things To Do in NYC in December

New York City is one of the most fun cities in the world during the holiday season. The activities abound, the whole city gets decorated with holiday lights, Christmas decorations, and intricate window displays. Spending holidays in NYC can get expensive, but there are SO MANY fun free things to do (and to see!) in […] Read More


Elks taking a stroll along the road into the woods. There were so many of them, I wish I had my regular camera with a zoom. Instead, I just had my phone, so the photo quality is not the best, I couldn't zoom in close as I wanted to. The elks were not in a […] Read More

Painting with light

Have you ever tried painting with light?   It's fun, and you can create pretty interesting photos.  I used a very basic, small flash light.      Quite an electrifying look, don't you think […] Read More

Colors of the Fall, leaves…

I love Fall, with all its colors and overcast skies […] Read More

A still life of rustic objects

I was looking through some of my older photos and found a few that I always liked.  These are just simple photos of simple but pretty objects that I notice sometimes if I am actually paying attention to my surroundings and not just going through the motions of the day :). To me, the objects […] Read More

Free photo editors and collage makers online

I am pretty cheap and practical when it comes to a lot of things. For example, I don't own or use Photoshop or Lightroom software, and the only lens that I use to take my food photos costs only $100. I buy all my nice Nike running and work-out outfits (worth around $40 each) at […] Read More

I snapped these 2 images at the same spot by the creek(in Northern Arizona) during different seasons. First image is Winter image, and second image is Summer. I love the contrast of color, mood, and life in these photos. We all have our favorite nature spots, and I think it's fun to compare how the […] Read More


It's always a challenge to capture a squirrel on camera, because they get spooked so easily, even at the sound of movement of the camera lens. I tried many times to get close to them, hoping they won't run away but they do. Lately, I've been lucky and was able to capture a couple of […] Read More

Labor day weekend with nature

It finally rained this Labor Day weekend, so I grabbed my camera: cannot miss the chance to use the soft light created by overcast skies.  The rain, too, makes everything look bright and crisp. Look how rich the colors are […] Read More