Essie and the GoPro

If you’re a fan of travel photography and video then I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how amazing those little GoPro cameras are. You can wear them on your head, your chest, the handlebars of your bike, even your surf board to capture action and adventure in amazing never before seen ways. My favorite feature of the GoPro is its time-lapse capabilities and I … Continue reading Essie and the GoPro

How to Hide from Wi-Fi in a Rice Paddy

I’m happy to introduce to Pip, a writer and photographer based in Tasmania, Australia. I’m sure most of you will be able to relate to Pip’s account of wi-fi obsession on the road and the importance of disconnecting to really see and understand where you are. Travel used to be a wonderful excuse to put up the out of office message and disappear from the internet but … Continue reading How to Hide from Wi-Fi in a Rice Paddy

Aboard Harbor View

My family has been visiting Charlevoix, Michigan for three generations. My mother’s parents fell in love with the town and surrounding area in the early 1950’s and my mom grew up spending every single summer in this Northern Michigan paradise. My parents’ mutual love of being on the water bred 5 kids who simply cannot get enough of it. 6 hours north of Chicago, I escape … Continue reading Aboard Harbor View

Polar Vortex, Round 3

As midwesterners well know, the infamous Polar Vortex has hit again! This arctic blast has defined the month of January by setting record lows, closing schools and giving us thick-skinned Chicagoans a deep freeze. This evening I braved the cold at Tower Road Beach in Winnetka, the Chicago suburb where I grew up, to snap a couple of iPhone photos before my phone froze and … Continue reading Polar Vortex, Round 3

Thinking Warm Thoughts

Currently, as I sit cuddled under a blanket on my couch with my dog, it’s -15°F (-26ºC) with a windchill of -39ºF (-39ºC.) You know it’s really cold when the Celsius and Fahrenheit are the same. This little cold patch has been dubbed “Chiberia” here in Chicago. So what’s keeping me warm today? A cup of tea, a fleece blanket and a cuddly pup. And … Continue reading Thinking Warm Thoughts

Balloons over Cappadocia

Only a few hours after I arrived in the area I was given a grand introduction to the unique landscape of Cappadocia, Turkey – from a hot air balloon! From aboard the 12 passenger yellow ballon I both fulfilled a childhood dream of flying in a balloon and was awed by sights before me. The sunrise was long and soft and I was amazed at … Continue reading Balloons over Cappadocia

Lamu Island, Kenya

*In order to get A Lady Away populated with a few posts to start out I will be sharing a few stories and images I originally posted on my Jenn Winter blog. Original posts are coming soon but, in the meantime, enjoy some of my favorite archived travel stories! When I journeyed to Lamu with Karen, Emma and Tessa in October of 2006 I was … Continue reading Lamu Island, Kenya