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Welcome to the online blog for traveler/writer/photographer Steven Barber. Come in. Relax. Take off your shoes and socks -- or any other article of clothing, this is the internet. Have a look around. I hope to intrigue, amuse, entertain, and maybe provoke you just a little. I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Oh, the places we've been

“Life’s too short to be spending all your waking hours doing something you’re not excited about." - John Knoll

As we get ready to start a new year, I've been reflecting on what has been a seismic year of change for  us here at Thumbnail Traveler.

Times change. Things change. All we can do is continue to move forward while casting a fond glance in the rearview mirror.

Here then, is a photographic history -- in no particular order -- of our last fifteen years on the road.

The Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, Alaska

Sunrise atop Mt. Haleakala on Maui, Hawaii

The Las Vegas Strip from atop the Palms Place resort

Early morning, Lincoln Ave. Calistoga, California

Foggy farmland in North Carolina

The Paris Metro

Loading for a boat trip down the Na Pali Coast, Kauai

Mt Vesuvius

The El Yunque rainforest, Puerto Rico

Kilauea volcanic crater, Big Island of Hawaii

Nat's Place, Anguilla

Polar Bears outside Churchill, Manitoba

Driving down the Florida Keys

The Wind Surf, Rovinj, Croatia
Looking down on old Dubrovnik

Nice, France

The Casino du Monte Carlo, Monaco

Pike Marketplace, Seattle 
Taormina, Sicily

Korcula, Croatia

Santa Barbara

Snowed in, Philadelphia

The Grand Canyon

Hanalei Bay, Kauai

Looking out over the bay, Korcula, Croatia

St Jean Bay, St Barth, FWI

The Washington Monument, Washington, DC

Everglades National Park, Florida

New Orleans

Long Beach
Sunset, Key West

Washington Dulles Int'l Airport

Annapolis, Maryland

Mt Saint Helens

Swimming with manta rays, Hawaii

Meteor Crater, Arizona

Boulder, Colorado and Rockies

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The Vatican

Legion of Honor, San Francisco

The Seattle Underground
Tour Eiffel at night

Gondola ride. Venice, Italy

Red rocks, Sedona, Arizona

Epcot Center, Orlando, Florida

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Refreshments. Cortona, Italy

On the beach in Positano, Italy

The Columbia River Gorge, Oregon side

Capala, Mexico

California coastline south of Big Sur

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Wine tasting. Napa Valley


The San Juan Islands, Washington

Wailua Falls, Kauai
Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona

Highway 40 stopover, Arizona

St Francis Cathedral, Santa Fe, NM
Galleries Hubert, Brussels

Emerald Isles, North Carolina

The Colosseum. Rome

Houses of Parliament, London
Hollywood & Vine
Verona, Italy

Swimming with dolphins in Puerto Vallarta

Washington, DC

Transiting the Channel Tunnel

Paramount Pictures back lot

USS Midway, San Diego, California

Boot Hill, El Paso, Texas

Haunted hotel, Jerome, AZ
Top of Mt Blackcomb, Whistler, BC

Cruising aboard Carnival Pride, Mexico

Gettysburg National Battlefield

Getting rained on, Sydney Opera House

Canal Rocks, Western Australia

Sydney Harbour

The Great Barrier Reef

Drying off, Great Barrier Reef

The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, Australia

Blue Mountains, NSW

Our plane. Kailua-Kona airport

Live music, Austin, Texas

Wall Drugs, South Dakota

Hometown, Long Beach, California

Leaving Honolulu

Hemingway House cats

Atlanta light rail

Plane to Pocatello, Idaho

Harbor entrance, Ensenada, Mexico

Amsterdam canals

Intercourse, Pennsylvania

Monument Valley

Perth, Australia

Fish in Molokini crater, Hawaii

Saint Martin, FWI

Miami Beach

Xel-Ha, Mexico

Virginia wine country

Rocky Mountain National Park

CalNeva Lodge dividing line

Downpour, Dallas-Fort Worth

Drought-stricken Lake Powell

Swimming with turtles, Maui, Hawaii

Wine tasting, Montepulciano, Italy

Soda along Route 66, Oklahoma

Foggy Bryce Canyon NP, Utah

San Francisco streetcar

Loire River near Giverny, France

Hoover Dam

Coffee in Alpine, Wyoming

Perfumery in Grasse, France

Rum shop, Orient Beach, St Martin, FWI

Lunch stop, Ellsworth, Wisconsin

Playing in the fountains. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Canal side bistro, Venice, Italy

Buschart Gardens, Victoria, BC

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

Sorrento, Italy

Lake Tahoe, Nevada side


Subway, New York
Grand Central Station


Kangaroos, Australia

Liberty Bell  Philadelphia

Shopping, Freemantle, Western Australia

Vancouver, BC, morning

Los Angeles County Fair

San Antonio River Walk

Sunset  Malibu, California

The Mall of America, Minneapolis

Doing laundry in London

Early morning tram ride, Seattle

Kuranda tramway, Queensland

South Sawyer Glacier, Alaska

Sunset, Kauai

And so much more.....