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Travel Throwback: Cairns, Australia


I have not done a Travel Throwback post in a while and wanted to start doing them again so for today that is what I decided to share for Travel Tuesday. Normally these would appear on the blog on Thursday and is my avenue for sharing beloved travel photos that have gotten forgotten about in shoeboxes of photographs or in digital storage.

This is from my Australia adventure in the summer of 2002.  I had been wanting to go to Australia for so many years and finally got the chance the summer after my freshman year at Uni.  I went with a group with my school for the inital six weeks were we spent half our time in Sydney and half in Brisbane.  I then stayed longer for additional weeks to travel alone and made my way from Sydney all the way up to Port Douglas and Cairns and then made my way back down.  It was an amazing time and I saw so much that it just made me want to return.

I of course did a lot of the cheese-y tourist-y things like get your photo taken at the museum with the aboriginal tribe members. But it was so much fun and I honestly am so glad I chose to stay for the extra three weeks of travel. Sometimes you have to just get out there and travel alone. It is quite the experience and I am glad I got to do it before I got married and had kids.  Oh yeah and I was blocking blonde hair back then.

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Travel Throwback #8: Garmisch


For my throwback this week I share another polorid photo from my childhood.  This one was taken by my dad on a camping trip he took my sister and I on one summer.  We were at a campsite in Germisch, Germany.  I had just learned how to cook a dinner of veggies and meat in foil over the BBQ at scouts and was ‘showing my dad’ how to do it. 😉  I think another great aspect of this photograph is the fashion my sister and I are wearing from the early 90’s.

I still love taking pictures with Polaroid film.
For me, it offers the most beautiful way of capturing reality
and transferring it onto a flat piece of paper.


Q: Have you been to Garmisch, Germany?

 *Photo used for A Compass Rose and belongs to Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 – 2014 All Rights Reserved |


My Conversation with a Monk in Cambodia

My conversation with a Monk in Cambodia

One of the most amazing things that can come from traveling the world is when you are confronted with a ‘pinch yourself’ moment.  A place in time when you cannot believe you are doing what you are doing, that you are where you are in that moment, and everything just hits you with a sense of awe and wonder.  I had one of those moments back in 2006 when I was visiting Siem Reap, Cambodia with my mum.   Continue reading

Throwback #4: Stonehenge


Time for our next Travel Throwback and today I share with you a photograph taken about thirty miles from where I live now, almost thirty years ago.  How wonderful to see that in all the mobility and travels in the last thirty one years I can return to the same areas from my past.  For a third culture kid like myself, that is as closest to having a ‘home’ as I can find.  I look forward to going back to Stonehenge soon to see it with my husband and sons this time.  Tis a shame you cannot get as close to it as you once could but will be awesome to see such an amazing historical structure outside of our current home in Bath, England.

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