Posted by: Waheeda Harris | March 21, 2015

Travel soundbite – Ma Jian

Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.

~Ma Jian

Posted by: Waheeda Harris | March 14, 2015

Travel soundbite – Bill Bryson

All of this came to me in the space of a lingering moment. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I like it here. I like it more than I can tell you.

~ Bill Bryson, Notes from a Small Island 

Posted by: Waheeda Harris | February 23, 2015

Happy birthday to me!

It’s my birthday. And one of the fun things I do when I travel is look for these cutouts – an old school promotion that I hope never disappears. My parents always appreciate these photos, so hope they bring a smile to your face traveller:

W collage

W cut out collage b

Posted by: Waheeda Harris | February 21, 2015

Travel soundbite – Paulo Coelho

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal.

~ Paulo Coelho 

Posted by: Waheeda Harris | February 20, 2015

Sunrise, sunset

As my birthday is in a few days, I always think of my new year coming with that day. And as I consider what has happened in the past year and what may happen in the new year, I think of how many sunsets and sunrises I’ve seen in so many different places:

Florida - Daytona sunrise


Barbados sunrise warm


Edfu sunrise

Arizona - Yuma sunrise

South Carolina - Hilton Head beach sunset

South Carolina - HHI sunset at Hudsons

Alabama - Gulf  sunset


Anguilla palm sunset

Toronto orange sunset

I’m grateful for all these opportunities – and fingers crossed – get to see so much more of our planet in 2015!

Posted by: Waheeda Harris | February 17, 2015

Happy Mardi Gras!

Some fave photos from Mardi Gras hot spots – New Orleans & Mobile:

Alabama - Mobile Carnival Museum

Alabama - Mobile Mardi Gras

New Orleans - Mardi Gras Canal St parade Mardi Gras 5

New Orleans - Mardi Gras World sign

New Orleans - beads

New Orleans - gumbo

New Orleans - Spotted Cat dancersNew Orleans - music fan

New Orleans - the Nola king

Posted by: Waheeda Harris | February 16, 2015

Hola Mexico…!

Remembering the beauty of trips to Mexico – easy to find inspirations from its landscapes, beaches, cuisine and decor:

Mexico - Tulum beach

Mexico - Club Med Cancun beach

Mexico - Sea of Cortes sailboat

Mexico - Costa Baja Resort from aboveMexico - La Paz shrimp tacos

Mexico - hotel floral design

Mexico - Petatlan arcade

Mexico - Ixtapa parrot

Mexico - Las Isla Ixtapa underwater creature

Mexico - La Paz cyclist

Mexico - La Paz paddler

Posted by: Waheeda Harris | February 14, 2015

Travel soundbite – Carew Papritz

I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.

~ Carew Papritz

Posted by: Waheeda Harris | February 13, 2015

Fri foto – the beauty of Canadian winter




Quebec - Tremblant teepee

Quebec - Tremblant:  dogsledding puppy

Quebec - Tremblant dogsledding

Quebec City (49)


Quebec City - Carnaval

Quebec City - Chateau Frontenac

Posted by: Waheeda Harris | February 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday: the Sonoran Desert

A year ago I found myself in southern Arizona, learning about the Sonoran Desert:

Arizona - Yuma Colorado riv

Arizona - Yuma sunrise

Arizona - Tucson desert view

Arizona - Tucson desert trio

And although my first perception was of a forlorn tumbleweed rolling along the sand, the reality is that the desert is a colourful, beautiful place – filled with amazing Saguaro cactus and several varieties of wildflowers.

Arizona - sonoran desert museum collage

Arizona - McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale


The Sonoroan desert is a captivating place – and definitely a worthy bucket list addition.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve 4


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