Category Archives: travelphotography

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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Museo Nazionale di San Martino in Naples, Italy


When we went back to Naples, a place where I lived twice in my childhood for a total of six years, I did more than relive memories.  Thanks to a friend I made during our time in Hawaii, who was then stationed in my hometown, I got to see a new side of Napoli.  Places I had not yet seen in a place that still retains the title of the ‘longest place I have ever lived’.  This museum is on top of a hill above the funicolare and overlooks the bay of Naples and the Castello Nuovo.  My favouite aspects were all the details, colours and history that encompassed every part of the museum.  I think the skulls outside were probably my favourite aspect as we viewed it in the bright sunny afternoon.  We took so many photographs and saw so much it became worth every second we spent.  I just found it amazing that even in places you call ‘home’, you can still play tourist and be mesmerised by such beauty. I will let the photographs now do the talking.  Continue reading

Street Art in Brighton, England


One of my most favourite things about being in Brighton, England was being able to finally say I had seen a Banksy street art piece in person. There are a few in Brighton and the city boasts many interesting pieces that will continue to change through out the year.  Here are some of my favourites from Brighton as captured by my iPhone with the Hipstamatic app.    Continue reading

Glimpses of Hawaii


Hawaii is never far from my mind but has been in my thoughts since the weekend.  I decided that for Travel Tuesday today I wanted to share some of the last photographs I took before leaving the island of Oahu.  I wanted to capture some of the details of things I often took for granted of seeing every day during our years living the island life.  While I did not capture everything I wish I had on photograph, I am so glad I took the ones that I did.  How often do we live or travel somewhere and not take photographs of something simply because we see it all the time?  It can be so much fun to just go outside and force yourself to see through brand new eyes and notice all the little things that make a place so beautiful and special.

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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 |


Travel Health: Bimuno Travelaid


This is a photograph taken with my dear friend Rungnapa on my second trip to Thailand in 2006.  We first met when my husband and I were teaching English for the summer in Bangkok.  While he could not be here for this trip, I wanted to show him the amazing Thai food he was missing back in California.  Purposely we had the photo taken after we had just finished an amazing meal at Mama’s, a place we had frequented back in 2004. It is hard to have a bad meal when traveling in Thailand with the different flavourable tastes and wide variety of vegetables and fruit from the region in south east Asia. Continue reading