10 Instagrammable Places in Galena, Illinois!

It took a while for me to get into the swing of Instagram, despite being a lover of photography.  But now, I LOVE the filters, especially the ones that really make the colours stand out!  My Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has a vivid colour mode (which I constantly shoot in) but I love the way Instagram can push the colours that little bit further!  Today I share 10 Instagrammable places in the town of Galena, Illinois!

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Photo Essay: Midwest Mississippi River Views

The Mississippi River is over 2000 miles long and stretches across 10 US States.  It’s packed full of history and is an area I would love to learn more about.  This photo essay will include various views of the River from 3 different Midwest States: Iowa, Illinois and Missouri!

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My Favourite Way to Capture a Landscape

Flicking back through my photos, there is always one type of picture that catches my eye.  I find that the key to some of my favourite landscape photos is to shoot looking through a frame.  It could be a natural frame, it could be a window or a hole in a ruin, I love the way it adds another dimension to the picture and really brings a certain part of the shot into focus.

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Photo Essay: Camden Street Art Locations

I first discovered Camden Town, London when I was 15 years old.  To me it was always the place to go for good music, the cool markets, shop fronts with giant objects (such as shoes) exploding from the walls and walking through crowds of punks and goths, to my ‘skater girl’ self, I was in my element!  I never really considered to wander away from the main high street, there was always plenty to hold my attention!  During my most recent trip, my aim was to go on the hunt for street art.  On a busy summer’s Sunday, the side streets were a welcomed respite from the crowds and in this post I share the 3 best street art locations that I stumbled upon!

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How I Use Travel to Relieve Stress

I struggle when it comes to switching off from work.  If I’ve had a bad day, it tends to play on my mind for the rest of the evening.  I’ll then dread having to go in and do it all again the following day, it’s a vicious circle.  I always want to do my best and that’s part of the problem!  I’ve found that TRAVEL is my ultimate stress reliever.  For me, the travel journey doesn’t necessarily start when I step on the plane, or get in a car, it’s the whole process, even the planning stages.  I feel relaxed and happy, knowing I’m doing something that I love and means the world to me.  Literally.

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Snapshot Sunday: The Golden Circle, Iceland

Golden Circle, Iceland

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Snapshot Sunday: African Safari, Kenya

Tsavo West National Park Kenya

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Snapshot Sunday: Reykjavik Street Art

Reykjavik Street Art

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