Pages Menu
TwitterRssFacebook

Adventures of a Carry-on travel blog

Categories Menu

Posted by in A Day In The Life, Churches, Destinations, Italy, Postcards | 18 comments

Postcard – Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere

Postcard – Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere

The sun was just coming up and beginning to illuminate the mosaics on the facade of Santa Maria in Trastevere, and the warm ochres and terracotta colors of the Piazza. I love early mornings for the quiet and the freedom to walk unobstructed and to take photographs. Especially in a city like Rome – it is wonderful to feel you have the city to yourself for a few moments even if it is an...

Read More

Posted by in A Day In The Life, Dallas, Destinations, Photography, Texas | 0 comments

Dallas Architecture Walk – Main Street

Dallas Architecture Walk – Main Street

The Pegasus is a landmark in Dallas. This one, across from the Kirby Building, is a replica of the original, which can now be seen at the Dallas Farmer’s Market. When I was growing up here, you could clearly see Pegasus from almost anywhere in the city but now it’s blocked by all the other buildings that have gone up. I took this shot from a bridge just east of downtown. The Adolphus Hotel is just around the corner. It’s an elegant historic hotel, built by the beer magnate Adolphus Busch, who also built the Kirby Building. The oxidized green turret is just a detail, seen from the rooftop of the Kirby Building. One of the great things about blogging is the people you meet. As a result of my post Architecture Walk – Dallas, I met up with a fellow blogger and expat, Ana O’Reilly, and took her on a mini tour of Main St. I have always wanted to see the inside of the Kirby Building, and...

Read More

Posted by in A Day In The Life, Just for fun | 4 comments

King Lear and Blogging

King Lear and Blogging

What does King Lear have to do with blogging? Not much – and, more than you may think. At least in my world. Let me start at the beginning… Last year when I began blogging, I knew nothing. I just wanted a place to share my travel photographs, my thoughts, stories about traveling, and, I hoped, to build some community (I have!). I read up on WordPress and other blogging platforms and compared them. I gave myself a crash course in how to edit my photographs in Lightroom 3. And, I started blogging. It’s always been a work in progress and I’ve made a lot of mistakes. Last week I posted that I’m working on a makeover for Adventures of a Carry-on. So in that spirit, yesterday I began going over every post with a fine-tooth comb. Making sure that watermarks are consistent on photographs (they aren’t), checking use of italics and bold text. There’s a lot of cleaning up to do. So yesterday afternoon, I was in a...

Read More

Posted by in A Day In The Life, Travel Beauty | 2 comments

Adventures of a Carry-on Gets a Makeover

Adventures of a Carry-on Gets a Makeover

I thought I should let you all know that I’ve decided it’s time for a makeover. I’m a professional makeup artist after all, and it was only a matter of time. It’s what I do. I’ll be moving to self hosting and adding all kinds of cool graphics, plug-ins and more. I intend to make it not only visually more appealing, but easier to navigate, share and enjoy. In the meantime, along with my real job, getting people camera ready, I’ll continue to post and maintain the blog here. Thanks for being part of my community. Many thanks to my model Rhonda for being my “before” and “after”...

Read More