Have you traveled anywhere exciting lately? This week, let’s see where you’ve been.

This past February, I had the amazing opportunity to visit two of my dearest friends in Western Australia. I’d never been to the island nation before, never mind to the Southern Hemisphere, and throughout the entire journey from New York I had one thought on my mind: I can’t believe I’m doing this!

I’m no stranger to traveling the globe, but that surreal sensation that I was suddenly standing on the opposite side of the planet never went away. It took about as long as the jet lag to wear off before I could truly digest where I was; and yet, as I began to settle in, little moments continued to crop up that reminded me I was having a truly new experience. One such moment that stands out for me was encountering my first kangaroos.

Roo crossing Down Under. Photo by David Watkis.

As approachable and docile as they were, there was also a bit of majesty to the entire encounter as the sun set in the distance and this friendly critter allowed me to get awfully close to take a portrait. It was one of those fleeting experiences that reminds you how wonderful it is to get out of your comfort zone and try something new.

This week, share a photo that represents travel to you. Whether you’re crossing borders or visiting a nearby neighborhood for the first time, we would love to see how you capture these new environments and interactions!

I look forward to traveling with you!

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    1. Great points. That’s one of the reasons I’d love for people to start redefining travel as simply getting out of their comfort zones and trying new things, not necessarily booking an expensive holiday abroad.

      Lovely photos as well, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Wow, that’s such a big step to take! I want to live and work in California for a year, too! Will definitely take a look in your journey! Why did you move? 🙂 (If I may ask, haha)

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      1. Nicely written! It made me laugh a few times 🙂 NY definitely sounds like place you would go to if you don’t mind your health, hahaa! Hope California is finally a place you can build your future! I will try to as well to make my dreams come true! Unfortunately it is a lot more expensive to fly all the way from the Netherlands 😦

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  1. Wonderful first Daily Post Photo Challenge post David! And wonderful shot! I have traveled quite a bit and I love that feeling of adventure –
    discovering something new and out of the ordinary. I am sure I will participate in this week’s challenge. Thanks for sharing about your trip with us!

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    1. Thanks for sharing; I love your concept of being right on the border between two regions!

      It sounds like you had a little trouble with the pingback. Do you have another post handy where you experienced this before?


  2. Wow David, great topic … you have given me the opportunity to travel around the world to places I know well and to explore new scenes of countries not visited.
    Being an Aussie I grew up with roos, they bound around my mothers village. A hazard when driving around dawn and dusk. My post may take a while as I decide which photos best illustrate my wanderlust! Thank you

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  3. I love the light in that photo ✨
    I never been to Australia but I think I would feel the same surreal sensation when thinking it’s on the opposite side of the world. 🙂
    I knew about these weekly challenges and I’ve seen other people sharing, but this is the first time I’m participating!

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