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It’s been 3 years on WordPress! Photo Post!

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I have no idea where the time went. It feels as though it was just a few months ago, that I was wracking my brain for the perfect name for my blog. I guess I can chalk it up to ‘Time Flies When You’re Having Fun’.  I’ve been through quite a lot during that time, and I’ve enjoyed sharing my life with you, my readers.

We’ve been on quite a few adventures together. Let’s take a quick look at what we’ve been through for the past 36 months:

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We explored Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California

We stuffed our faces and drank quite a few beers while traveling through Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia & Malaysia.

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Fried Prawns and Chips in Cambodia

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Smacked our lips on juicy pineapples in Angkor Wat

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Dinner in Chinatown, Singapore

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Bowl of Tom Yum in Malaysia

We then flew to Europe and admired the stunning architecture which varied from city to city, and country to country:

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The floating city of Venice, Italy

View from the top of the tower!

Climbed a Bell Tower in Slovenia, Eastern Europe

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Admired the Alps in Innsbruck, Austria

Dubrovnik Harbour, Croatia

Splashed a bit in the crystal clear waters of Croatia

Dreams are mean't to fly! Let yours spread its wings!

Then enjoyed the Swiss Alps in Engelberg, Switzerland

After jaunting through Europe, we took a well deserved break… before sailing the Caribbean Sea on a 40 foot yacht!

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Sailing From Antigua to St. Maarten

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All hands on deck!

Lovely church on Front Street

Lovely church on Front Street, St. Maarten

Did some local travels in my home country of Antigua… (mostly beaches and more beaches..!):

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Shades of blue

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My favourite hobby once at home

Then I took you guys with me to Trinidad and Tobago for seven months while I studied abroad!

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Hard at work…. or hardly working???!!

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Beautiful Park in Port of Spain, Trinidad

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Participating in Diwali, with the Indians of Trinidad

Soon, After I took a trip to Venezuela… My very first South American Country. I can’t wait to go back to the Continent!

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Sunset in Venezuela

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Downtown in Margarita

I then returned to Europe where we visited Italy for a second time, a quick stop in London, before crossing the Atlantic to Canada and Miami. Which brings us to 2014, which saw us battling massive snow storms in New York and meeting my godson in Grenada for the very first time.

I am really happy to have connected with you guys, whether by your many comments (over 600!) or the countless ‘likes’ on my posts. The journey is far from over, so I hope you’ll stick around for the ride! Thanks, thanks, and many thanks!!!

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Please, stick around for the ride!

 

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I Love My Xshot Monopod!

I’m really big on photos, and one of the major downsides of traveling abroad solo, is the difficulty in having your photo taken. Whether it be standing in front of the Eiffel Tower or the State of Liberty, it’s not easy trying to take a decent ‘selfie’ with the landmark in the background.

During my trip to NYC in January, I decided to purchase a monopod. I’ve seen countless videos online with regular folks obtaining awesome footage or photos with the help of this device. After a bit of research, it appeared as though the most travel friendly monopod for my lifestyle was the Xshot.  It claimed to be small enough to fit inside of my pocket, while having the capability to extend to 30 inches in length!

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I made the order on Amazon.com for approximately $20 USD, and patiently awaited the arrival of my package.  I am happy to report that I am absolutely thrilled with my Xshot! It’s an extremely handy gadget which gives me the an entirely different dimension to my photography. With a proper grip on the handle, blurred images aren’t a factor, and the 10 second timer on my camera is all that’s needed to snap a great selfie.

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I think that all travelers could benefit from purchasing a monopod, whether it’s an Xshot or not, just as long as it’s portable. Families could easily take group shots at various destinations, or even capture of photo of someone sticking their head out of a train window. The possibilities are rather endless! If you have one already, let me know what you think of it!

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Photo: Grand Central Station, NYC

Photo: Grand Central Station, NYC