have passport (and camera!) will travel || travel photographer

i have had many people ask me how i got into travel photography…and everytime i am a little stumped.

ever since i can remember i have wanted to see the world. growing up, my dad had a subscription to those yellow national geographic magazines and everytime there was a map in one, i’d swipe it and onto my wall it went. it was like i wasn’t satisfied with just what i could see with my eyes; i wanted to see it all, as much as i could, experience cultures and peoples of the world.

it was also when i was a young teenager that i felt that one day i would be a missionary somewhere in asia.

funny how life is, hey?

so back to travel photography. i take my camera everywhere. and shoot it like i will never be back, while enjoying it to the fullest. i have thousands, TENS of thousands of photos waiting to be organized and categorized so i can “do something” with all my travel and stock photography.

my love for the world and for people and for travel hasn’t faded..just gotten a little slower - i found on my last trip, to turkey, two days after i got home and my joints are aching. maybe coupled with some exercise and losing some weight, that would help..hehehe..but i definitely can feel my body feeling differently. i suppose it, too, wasn’t a relaxed trip in any regard - purely work, 8 days, long days, 8 flights, 5 hotels. yikes!

but i love it - seeing the world, that is - and i will travel til i die. :)

i looked in my passport, which expires in a year - and i have 10 empty pages left in my 24 page passport. hmmm… i better get busy. :) here’s a peek into my passport…

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philippines..

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 philippines, hong kong, paris..


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 hong kong, usa, rome..


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usa, china, venezia..

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 hong kong, philippines, turkey..


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latest one back to the philippines from turkey

oh and look at that! i still didn’t really answer my question how i got into travel photography…i guess in one sentence? follow your heart. :)

xotracey

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