Champagne Region of France Inspires Me

By laura / March 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Champagne Region of France Inspires Me

The Champagne region of France offers beauty all around. I begin my morning by wandering around the Eglise Saint André Church in Orquevaux, which is located in the Champagne region of France.  A genuine smile greets me at the front door as the French language quietly lingers in the air.  I only hope to understand…

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Chateau Orquevaux Artist Residency

By laura / February 24, 2022 / Comments Off on Chateau Orquevaux Artist Residency

Chateau Orquevaux is located in the heart of the French countryside. The majority of my stay will be at Chateau Orquevaux, which is located in the Champaign region of France.  After nearly four hours of driving from Charles de Gaulle, I pull up to the chateau just in time to attend the champaign reception.  This…

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Guanacaste Costa Rica Nature Hike

By laura / January 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Guanacaste Costa Rica Nature Hike

Experience a unique perspective of Guanacaste, Costa Rica I capture my travels through the lens because I want to give you the opportunity to experience details which are often overlooked.  Quietly hiking though Guanacaste, Costa Rica is my kind of vacation.  The silence inspires and motivates me to learn more about the culture of Costa…

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Abandoned Arizona Photography

By laura / August 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Abandoned Arizona Photography

We’re off to Supai, Arizona.  Or should I say abandoned Arizona? I pull out the map from the glove box and open it with excitement.  We’re traveling from Kingman heading east on the open road of Route 66.  “Take a left, we’ll reach Supai in 64 miles,” I say. We drive for miles, thinking our…

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Mount Pilatus Lucerne Switzerland

By laura / July 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Mount Pilatus Lucerne Switzerland

Riding the gondola toward the peak of Mount Pilatus resembles my life. Anticipation isn’t the only thing that rises as we near the summit of Mount Pilatus.  The fog becomes dense, resulting in little to no visibility. I traveled Switzerland thirteen years ago.  Hence, photographing fog for over a decade.  But it wasn’t until recently…

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Galena Illinois Hot Air Balloon Ride

By laura / July 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Galena Illinois Hot Air Balloon Ride

13 years ago, I surprised my newlywed husband with a hot air balloon ride in Galena, Illinois. A mini-honeymoon road trip led us to Galena, Illinois in 2008.  We knew we’d stop in the small town, therefore, I booked a hot air balloon ride.  This was a new adventure for both of us. The process…

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