All posts tagged: world travel

Hamilton Island

Originally posted on Little Brantley Abroad:
Imagine turquoise water so clear you can see straight to the bottom, coral in neon green and bright purple, and sunsets that pierce the sky with pink rays of light…well that pretty much sums up Hamilton Island. The main reason we booked a trip to Hamilton was to visit the Great Barrier Reef, but it turns out the island was pretty incredible itself. Here’s my guide to planning the perfect trip to Hamilton Island: Booking: When researching this trip for my parents and I, there were quite a few different options for the Great Barrier Reef ranging from where to stay, how to get there, and what to see. We chose to stay on the gorgeous Hamilton Island (which is part of the famous Whitsunday Islands). The easiest way to book everything on the island is through their website. I didn’t know this at the time, but the Hamilton Island company owns and runs everything on the island- making it super easy to book everything. Arrival: The flight was not…

How I Like to Travel vs. How Travel Blogging Wants Me to Travel

Originally posted on The 9 to 5 Wanderer:
This article was supposed to be a Weekend Wanderings post about my visit to Manhattan this past weekend. Last weekend, I posted a bunch of photos from my Labor Day Weekend back home on Cape Cod. They were beautiful to look at, and I enjoyed reflecting on how picturesque my home is, but as I said in the post, taking them was a conscious effort. I was constantly thinking about what would make a good photo opp. Passing by something interesting and dropping what I was doing to grab my iPhone and take a snap- it felt ridiculous to me. Left to my own devices, I rarely take photos. I’m not a photographer, I don’t enjoy posing for photos (which is why you won’t see too many photos of me on the blog), and I think selfies are just not ok. In life, and especially while travelling, I find taking photos to be a distraction to experiencing the moment. It’s not just the two seconds pressing click on the iPhone camera screen,…