Tag Archives: Nancy Merrill

Fresh Summer Memories from the Swiss Alps

I’m very excited today, because last night we booked our flights to Venice for next month!!!  Unsurprisingly, this has not only got me reminiscing about my previous stays in what is probably my favourite city in the World (so far), … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Environment, Europe, Jaspa's Journey, Photography, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Upside Down, And Turning Blue

It may come as a surprise to some, but amusement parks are one of my favourite types of place to visit. As I revealed last year in Enough of a Good Thing, I particularly love Cedar Point in Ohio, which … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Jaspa's Journey, Photography, The World, Travel, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Close Encounter With An Alaskan Bear

Unsurprisingly, my trip to Alaska in 2007 was one of the most memorable vacations I’ve ever taken. It really was the adventure of a lifetime. So much so, that the fourth Jaspa’s Journey book (The Hermit of Kennecott) will be … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Environment, Jaspa's Journey, Photography, Publishing, Review, Travel, USA, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Hawaiian Sunrises & Sunsets

I love a good sunrise or sunset. The way the glow of the Sun, close to the horizon, seems to set the entire sky ablaze. The long, distorted shadows cast at these times of day. And the bands and streaks … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Environment, Jaspa's Journey, Photography, Travel, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

A Private Viewing of Mount Rushmore

As Ailsa (of Where’s My Backpack?), correctly observes in her photo challenge this week, somehow snow makes everything look Clean. Even the smallest sprinkling can bring a brightness and freshness. And, to a certain extent, the same can be said … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Environment, History, Jaspa's Journey, Photography, Travel, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Misty Dawn in Avebury

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks in the UK, mainly in and around the beautiful county of Wiltshire. If you’re familiar with this part of southern England, you’ll know that it abounds with incredible prehistoric sights, including Stonehenge. I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, History, Jaspa's Journey, Photography, Travel, United Kingdom, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

Negril Sunset

I read this week’s selection of travel photo themes and immediately thought sunrise or sunset on the ocean. I eventually selected several pictures from one particularly beautiful evening during our stay in Negril, Jamaica, in March 2012.   This week’s … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Caribbean, Environment, Jaspa's Journey, Photography, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments