Many thanks to Baz for hosting this week. A great theme for me, as I've always loved to travel. There are some places I visited in pre-digital days that I'd love to show photos of, but alas a lot of my pre-digital photo collection has been lost over the years, so no photos of places such as Morocco, Malta, Kefalonia, Turkey or Madeira. The ones I am going to post are all of more recent travels, and of course, all in the US.
1) GRAND CANYON. First time I saw it was in 2010. On that occasion I only saw it for about half hour before a snowstorm swept in and obscured the view!! This was one of my first shots before it really clouded over.
2) NEW YORK. I got to see NYC for the first time in 2010 also, and quite unexpectedly. This was the year of the Icelandic volcano, which erupted while I was in the US. It meant I had an extra week there. As I was staying in a hotel near Newark airport, NJ, while I was waiting for a flight home, it was easy to hop on a train into NY.
3) BRYCE CANYON, UTAH. Although not on the same huge scale as Grand Canyon, I think Bryce is the most visually stunning place I've ever visited. It's also the highest point I've ever stood without being in an aircraft (9100 feet).
4) LAS VEGAS. While not particularly impressive visually, Vegas has a certain 'something' that makes it such an interesting place. Best word I could use to describe it is 'crazy' LOL. Here's a crazy shot of Vegas from the top of the Stratosphere Tower.