An abandoned wooden building near the railroad tracks in the small mountain town of Berkeley Springs, WV.
During our travels, I have, to my children’s great horror, taken it upon myself to document toilets wherever we go. Some people do doors, windows, or funny signs; I chose toilets.
They are such simple things, toilets, and often truly foul. But there’s no denying that they carry a great deal of importance in our daily lives.
I won’t clog this blog with the hundreds of toilet photos I took, but if you are curious, I’ll be posting them on a tumblr dedicated to nothing but Toilets All Over the Map.
I can’t be alone in this fascination, can I? If you’ve got toilet photos or stories to share, send them along for inclusion!
The sun is so bright it sets fire inside your eyelids.
You dig your feet under the scorching sand on the surface to the cool damp layer beneath.
The waves, the birds, the giddy squeal of kids, join in a crashing, ecstatic lullaby.
Ahhhh… if only it were not February, snowing for the umpteenth time this winter. If only you could peel off those many layers of thermals and wool and run splashing into the azure waters of the Caribbean, or Andaman, or Mediterranean Sea.
Until then… there’s Instagram Beach Lust. A few beach photos from our round-the-world adventure.
Be sure to visit some of the other participants in the Instagram Thursday linky, like Destination Unknown. And join the fun with your own Instagram Travel Thursday post.
You can find me on Instagram @alloverthemap.
One of my favorite ways to discover new travel destinations is to look at beautiful travel photos, and Instagram is a great way to do it. We’re taking part in the Instagram Travel Thursday linkup, where we’ll post some of our own Instagram photos and link to some of the other participants.
This week, I’m posting one Instagram photo from each month of our trip.
It has been fun looking through these photos to see all the places we’ve been. It has been an amazing 11 months, and I can’t believe we are heading home in less than a week. We intentionally slowed things down for our last few weeks, spending some time on the Caribbean coast of Colombia while we take care of all the logistics for moving back into our house and getting ready for school to start.
I’ve also been enjoying following the Hines Sight blog, which has been making me homesick for Virginia with posts about Richmond, and southern summer food. I’m so glad we get to spend a few weeks visiting family when we get back to the US. We’ve missed them so much!
One of my favorite ways to discover new travel destinations is to look at beautiful travel photos, and Instagram is a great way to do it. We’re taking part in a new Instagram Travel Thursday linkup, where we’ll post some of our own Instagram photos and link to some of the other participants. You can follow us on Instagram, too, where our user name is, you guessed it, alloverthemap.
For my first entry, I pulled together some photos from our time in Cambodia, which we really enjoyed. The landscape was beautiful, the people were warm and welcoming, the history and culture incredibly rich.
We have been traveling for 10 months now, and we’re heading home in just a few weeks. One question people often ask me is “Where are you going NEXT?” Usually, I sigh and roll my eyes and mumble something about how we’ll probably have to stay close to home for the foreseeable future, since we’ve sort of blown our travel budget for a while. But in my head I’m already thinking. And the top two places on the list are two places we didn’t go on this trip: Ireland and Italy. The photos of Cortina, Italy posted by Elena Sonnino of Live.Do.Grow are tilting the balance toward Italy today.
Stay tuned next Thursday when I’ll give a recap of our round-the-world trip via Instagram.