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Foto Frenzy

When I breeze through without enough time the result is – a foto frenzy!

Six Hours in Florence [PHOTOS]

Hercules and Cacus, Florence

The most memorable time I visited Florence was for my 30th birthday, when friends flew me there to celebrate. I now live in France only a few hours away but I don't go back often enough. I was recently invited to take a Tuscan cooking class near Pisa and spending a few hours in Florence was part of the [...]

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Bright Sights: Colors of Morocco [PHOTOS]

It's hard for one's senses not to feel assaulted in Morocco. The sounds and scents of cities like Fez or Marrakesh, the cumins and olives and peppers that lift up the foods, or the sheer colors that blast you visually the moment you step into this sunbathed country. Even under the rain, they bombard you with bursts, textures, [...]


When is a Pony Actually an Icelandic Horse? [PHOTOS]

Icelandic Horses

Anne Sterck, Women on the Road's photographer, continues her Iceland series with this look at the famed Icelandic horse. She tells us what it was like to meet these wild beasts Most people don't know why they're called horses. They are smaller than an average woman in height so wouldn't pony be a better term? [...]


An Appointment with Iceland’s Glacier Caves [PHOTOS]

Iceland glacier cave

Anne Sterck, Women on the Road’s photographer, just visited Iceland with far more photographic gear than anyone should decently carry but as you’ll see below, it was worth every extra backache. Here, she shares a few words about Iceland’s ice caves – and with her photographs you can see them for yourself. My adventure started [...]


Oingt: Village of the One Hundred Mangers

Colorful creche in Oingt, France

Oingt. Don't even try to pronounce it. If you must, try saying 'wham' but stop before the M. It is a tiny French Beaujolais village perched high on a hill in the middle of what is called the Pierres Dorées, or Golden Stones. Here's why: Like many French villages, Oingt has its own particular Christmas [...]


Street Art and Graffiti: Bright and Early in Brooklyn [Photos]

Red Hook, Brooklyn

How would you spend a cold December morning in New York City, when the biting wind sears your face and a blinding sunshine tears up your eyes, the numbness in your fingers softened only by hand warmers shoved deep in your pockets? I spent it capturing street art in Brooklyn, walking along the windswept coastal [...]