For those of you who don't know, I was born and raised in Syracuse, New York until the age of 11. My parents have an insane amount of siblings and cousins that mostly still live in the surrounding areas of upstate New York, and we would go up at least once or twice a year after we moved for holidays and vacations in the summer. My parents have an old cabin
Oh, I've been a bad blogger the past couple months! Sorry guys... My bad. Apparently coming back to the States has been more distracting than I imagined it would be. So let's see, I came to Washington, DC after almost 8 months in Vietnam and had the opportunity to housesit
Well, I'm back in America after seven months in Southeast Asia. I decided to take advantage and leave for a bit because of a few things happening in Saigon: it's still rainy season, and I'm over it; a mass amount of people leave for the summer, mostly expats, which means my client base dries up a bit and work is slower; and I
It is so important to get off the beaten path when you travel. While Chiang Mai was absolutely lovely and extremely relaxing, it was also full of westerners! Like sooooo many foreigners who all had the same uniform of elephant pants, dreads, tattoos, and
I love being in a country when a holiday occurs. It is so fun learning about their customs and traditions that everyone participates in. Tet, or the Lunar New Year, is pretty much the biggest celebration throughout Vietnam and other parts of Southeast Asia. This year, it
I've had a slight delay in writing this next post because life has felt settled and not as noteworthy, which is a fantastic feeling, yes, but I was waiting for more things to happen to write about. Then I remembered that my day-to-day may become regular to me,
This is the first of many new posts regarding my life transition to becoming a full-time freelance, traveling photographer who works remotely and works with nonprofits and great organizations.
So, I successfully made it to Vietnam! My journey started Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 6am in North Carolina with a
Within my first hour in Siem Reap, Cambodia, I had the most rewarding little travel hiccup. Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, I took out some cash from one of the ATM's by baggage claim. Everywhere in Cambodia accepts both Cambodian riehls and US dollars (USD),
Traveling can be hard. There's no two ways about it. Being in a place where you don't speak the language, don't know the currency, are on timelines to get to new destinations and relying on unreliable transportation, small things out of your control seem much bigger of a deal, and you get frustrated. HOWEVER, there are still appropriate ways to act.
For me, half the fun of traveling somewhere new is the journey there. I love airports and people-watching and the hustle and bustle of transportation hubs. However, those times can also be stressful and give you anxiety at the start of your trip, which is such a horrible way to begin an adventure! So below are some tips to make your travel days a little easier so you start your journey on a better note! Bon voyage...
Danielle Desnoyers is a traveling photographer who enjoys spending time wandering place to place and sharing her experiences through her lens.